News

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 on the scientific merit of...

Dec 02

Professor Kim Milton

Professor Kim Milton is now a Fellow of the American Physics Society (APS)!!

Nov 07

OU Researcher Explores Planetary Construction Yards

Over the past few years, astronomers have found an incredible diversity in the architecture of exoplanetary systems, as well as the planets themselves. Prof. Wisniewski collaborated in a ...

Aug 15

Daniel J. Grimmer

Please congratulate Daniel J. Grimmer for receiving a $10,000.00 award from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Please see this Norman Transcript article for more details.

Jul 07

Obituary: Dr. Tibor József Herczeg

 „The ancient order opens to readmit me. I lean out on the windy stars.” (János Pilinszky, Apocrypha)  Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy at...

More News...

Events

Calendar
Colloquium
HEP Seminar
CMP Seminar
Astronomy Journal Club
CMP Journal Club
Faculty Research Seminar
Public Lecture
Special Event
Star Party

Colloquium

Feb 05, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Daniel Brue
Physics & Industrial Research

Astronomy Journal Club

Feb 06, 2015 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Mike Malatesta, Evan Rich

Colloquium

Feb 12, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Fergal Mullally
Latest Planet Discoveries from NASA's Kepler Mission

Astronomy Journal Club

Feb 13, 2015 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Malia Jenks

Colloquium

Feb 19, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Francisco Muller-Sanchez
TBA

More Events...
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.