News

Mar 21

OU Alumni Reunion

The department of Physics and Astronomy will host a Retirement Banquet and Alumni Reunion on Saturday May 06. The reunion will honor some of the faculty...

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...

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Events

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Colloquium

Mar 23, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Daniel Young
Using the Resources Framework to Design, Assess, and Refine Interventions on Fluids

Astronomy Journal Club

Mar 24, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Kellen Lawson & Brennan Kerkstra

CMP Seminar

Mar 24, 2017 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Teleconference
NASA Grant Teleconference (Sellers)

Colloquium

Mar 29, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Chris Austin
Can Perusall be Used to Increase Learning Inside and Outside of the Classroom?

Colloquium

Mar 30, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Sid Parameswaran
Heating up Quantum Mechanics

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Research Figure

Featured Research: Quantum Wells Get Hot!

Type-II InAs/AlAsSb quantum wells have been recently investigated by the group of Prof. Ian Sellers  as a candidate system for hot carrier solar cells. In a recent article published in "Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications (DIO:10.1002/pip.2763) the Sellers-group demonstrated the presence of robust hot carriers at elevated temperatures in this system. This behavior shows that thermal relaxation pathways can be effectively inhibited in these structures. Thermal processes are a major source of loss in conventional solar cells.…

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