News

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 the link below to read the article: http://www.normantranscript.com/news/education/article...

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...

Jun 17

Potential Gravity Wave Source Identified

A research team, led by Mukremin Kilic of the University of Oklahoma, and Warren Brown of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, have recently identified one of the best (and perhaps the...

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Events

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Colloquium

Nov 27, 2014 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Thanksgiving Holiday
No Colloquium

CMP Seminar

Nov 28, 2014 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - None
Thanksgiving Break

Astronomy Journal Club

Dec 01, 2014 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 302 - Jamie Lomax

CMP Journal Club

Dec 02, 2014 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Jinfeng Tang

Star Party

Dec 03, 2014 5:45 pm

OU Observatory

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Research Nugget

Research Highlight: Abraham Research Group

Our research group investigates ultracold atoms and molecules. Using lasers to cool rubidium atoms to less than 1 thousandth of a degree above absolute zero, we study their behavior. With lasers and precisely controlled magnetic fields we induce resonant collisions to form new molecules, which helps us better understand molecular interactions. We use diffractive optics to create unique atom trapping geometries, including toroidal and ring-shaped traps. The ultracold atoms are used as a medium for non-linear optics experiments with these novel laser fields that may impact optical computing. Contact Dr. Eric Abraham for more information.