Oct 25

Department accepted to join APS Bridge Program

The Department has been accepted to join the APS Bridge Program, which seeks to increase the number of physics PhDs awarded to underrepresented minority students,...

Oct 21

OU Astronomers Team with Citizen Scientists to Discover a Rare Circumstellar Disk

A team led by a University of Oklahoma astronomy graduate student Steven Silverberg discovered a rare and surprising new circumstellar disk: the oldest of its...

Oct 16

OU alumnus launches hurricane measurements partnership

OU alumni and Board of Visitor A. T. Stair, founder/CEO of Tropical Weather Analytics, Inc (TWAI) and Chief Scientist of many space programs, has...

Oct 07

Alumna awarded prestigious postdoc in Norway

Former student Prachi Parashar has just started a prestigious postdoc at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, funded by a rather large...

Aug 25

New faculty members

The Department has been joined in the Fall by John Stupak and John Tobin as new assistant professors. Stupak is a new member of the...

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Star Party

Faculty Research Seminar

Oct 26, 2016 6:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 303 - Profs. Kaib, Kilic, & Tobin

CMP Journal Club

Oct 27, 2016 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Vince Whiteside


Oct 27, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Chat Hull
The weak and the strong: understanding the different modes of magnetized star formation with cutting-edge…

CMP Seminar

Oct 28, 2016 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Hugh Churchill

Faculty Research Seminar

Nov 02, 2016 6:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 303 - Profs. Abbott, Gutierrez, & Stupak

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Featured Research: OU Astrophysicists Discover a Trio of Pulsating, Mixed-Atmosphere, Low-Mass White Dwarfs

A team of OU astrophysicists, lead by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Alexandros Gianninas, undergraduate student Brandon Curd, and Prof. Mukremin Kilic, recently discovered radial and non-radial pulsations in a trio of low-mass white dwarf stars. The initial analysis of these low-mass white dwarfs showed that their atmospheres, the topmost layer of the star, contained large amounts of helium mixed with hydrogen. Following these findings, detailed pulsation models were computed and they revealed that the large…

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