News

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.      ...

Apr 07

Astrophysics Major Brandon Curd Named Goldwater Scholar

Congratulations to Brandon Curd, a junior astrophysics major in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, who was awarded a prestigious 2015 Goldwater Scholarship! 

Apr 06

Alumni Reunion

The Department of Physics and Astronomy held a successful Alumni reunion on October 24, 2014. The full day event attracted many faculty, students and several alumni including...

Mar 16

Undergraduates Awarded Summer Internships

Congratulations to our astrophysics & physics majors who have accepted summer internship positions: Anthony Burrow (OU), Brandon Curd (Leiden Observatory), Tarryn Kahre (SETI Institute), Marcus...

Jan 05

Brian Friesen wins 2015 AAS Doxsey Prize

OU astronomy graduate student Brian Frisen was a 2015 recipient of the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize.  The prize was awarded based...

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CMP Journal Club

Jul 08, 2015 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Shayne Cairns

CMP Journal Club

Jul 15, 2015 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Yang Chen

CMP Journal Club

Jul 22, 2015 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Jeremy Massengale

CMP Journal Club

Jul 29, 2015 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Mitch Yothers

Colloquium

Aug 27, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - First Week of Classes
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Research Nugget

Research Highlight: Finding the Big W

The image shows a candidate W boson production event at the Atlas detector at Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN international research facility. The LHC is a proton-proton collider operating at center-of-mass energy 7 trillion electron volts. In this event the W boson has decayed to an electron plus a neutrino in the final state. The OU High Energy Physics group is heavily involved with the LHC Atlas detector.