News

Feb 17

Nielsen Hall Radio Telescope Online

A group of undergraduate and graduate students, led by OU Astronomy Professor John Tobin constructed a 10 foot radio telescope on the the roof...

Oct 26

OU-Led Team Discovers Rare, Newborn Tri-Star System

Prof. John J. Tobin led a global team of researchers who discovered a rare triple star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral...

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

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CMP Journal Club

Feb 21, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Tim Burt

Colloquium

Feb 23, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Open date

Astronomy Journal Club

Feb 24, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Alekzander Kosakowski

Colloquium

Mar 02, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Kuver Sinha

Astronomy Journal Club

Mar 03, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Shaun Steele and Nick Reynolds

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Research Figure

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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