Nov 05

OU Astrophysicist Helps Disprove Current Theory of How Our Solar System Formed

The conventional model of how planets formed in our solar system requires that either Jupiter or Saturn migrated further from the Sun as the system...

Sep 22

Graduate Student Silverberg Hosting Reddit AMA

OU astronomy graduate student Steven Silverberg will be co-hosting a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) related to NASA's Disk Detective program, a citizen science project...

Jul 20

OU Research Highlighted on

"Scientists propose 3D graphene-like 'hyper-honeycomb' structures" was the headline at, a popular science website.  The article featured research by Profs. Uchoa and...

Jul 06

Newsletter 2015

May 12

Graduate Students Recognized in Departmental Award Ceremony

Two awards were given out to graduate students at Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy award ceremony. The George Kalbfleisch Memorial Scholarship is...

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HEP Seminar
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Special Event
Star Party


Nov 26, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Thanksgiving Holiday
No Colloquium


Dec 03, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Suzanne Hawley
The APO and Kepler View of Stellar Flares

Astronomy Journal Club

Dec 04, 2015 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Tim Miller

CMP Seminar

Dec 04, 2015 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Fan Zhang


Dec 10, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Jonathan Bird

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Research Nugget

Research Highlight: Schwettmann Group

Our group does research in the field of experimental ultracold atomic gases. We focus on cold collisions in sodium spinor Bose-Einstein condensates. At temperatures close to absolute zero, attainable with the methods of laser cooling and trapping and evaporative cooling, coherent collisional spin dynamics become observable in the gas. The dynamics are due to spin-exchange collisions and can be controlled with external fields. They present an opportunity to create exotic, entangled spin states useful for atom interferometry and will allow us to do experiments on quantum optics with matter waves. Currently we are in the early stages of setting up a new lab. Please do not hesitate to contact Professor Arne Schwettmann for more information.