Post Tagged with: "physics and astronomy research"

Zach Meisel anticipates new answers on how the elements of the universe were made

Dr. Zachary Meisel

From Ohio University News Astrophysicist Zach Meisel, Ph.D., is part of an international team of pioneers whose research is delving into the mysteries of the center of the sun and other nuclear infernos that produce the building blocks of the universe. Their goal is to solve some of the mysteries […]

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January 28, 2022 at 11:40 amNews Research

Alexander Govorov and Berlin collaborators set out to harness nanostructures for energy and sensing

From left, Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Govorov and Dr. Sven Burger at the Zuse Institute in Berlin.

From Ohio University News One of the world’s leading theoretical physicists working on light interactions with nanomaterials, Dr. Alexander Govorov is teaming up with collaborators at the home of the world’s first supercomputer to apply the best specialized software in the world to compute complex nanostructures that can concentrate light and […]

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November 29, 2021 at 4:43 pmNews Research

Ohio University names five outstanding Presidential Research Scholars

Dr. Arthur Smith with his group’s spin- polarized scanning tunneling microscope.

From Ohio University News Ohio University named five professors from physics, engineering, communications and business as its 2021-22 Presidential Research Scholars. “These faculty are internationally recognized for their success in advancing the state of knowledge in their respective fields,” said Joseph Shields, vice president for research and creative activity. “We […]

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November 9, 2021 at 3:37 pmNews

Madappa Prakash awarded most prestigious prize in nuclear astrophysics

Dr. Madappa Prakash

The American Physical Society awarded Dr. Madappa Prakash the 2022 Hans A. Bethe Prize, the most prestigious prize in the field of nuclear astrophysics, for his research about neutron stars and black holes. Prakash, professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department at Ohio University, was recognized “for fundamental contributions to […]

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October 20, 2021 at 8:22 amResearch

2021-22 Glidden Professor Brings Expertise to Edwards Accelerator, Undergraduate Physics Labs

Dr. Adam Fritsch

From Ohio University News Dr. Adam Fritsch, associate professor of physics at Gonzaga University, joins Ohio University as a Robert and Rene Glidden Visiting Professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department for the academic year 2021-22. Fritsch will spend his sabbatical at OHIO working closely with Associate Professor Zach Meisel […]

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September 13, 2021 at 4:12 pmNews

Edwards Accelerator Laboratory turns 50, continues to provide surprising results

Dr. Zach Meisel gives a time-of-flight tunnel tour at the Edwards Accelerator Lab.

From Ohio University News Thousands of Ohio University students walk past the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory each day, not noticing the internationally known research facility set into the hillside. Its 50th birthday party in September finds the accelerator anything but over the hill. In fact, its ion beams and experimental equipment […]

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September 8, 2021 at 9:28 pmNews

OHIO physicists are getting even closer to the Big Bang, thanks to a new way to examine light from the past

Dr. Hee-Jong Seo

From Ohio University News Ohio University physicists are using data from 20 years of ground-based observations of the night sky from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to tackle a fundamental physics question: “What are the initial conditions of the universe?” By initial, they are referring to the universe’s primordial growth […]

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June 28, 2021 at 12:57 pmResearch