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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...

Jun 04

Board Games helping to explain Particle Physics

ATLAS physicist Scarlet Norberg from the University of Oklahoma uses board games to explan how supersymmetry could tie into the Standard Model of Particle Physics. https://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Special Event

Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm

The Embassy Suites Hotel, Norman, OK
ALUMNI EVENT

Astronomy Journal Club

Oct 27, 2014 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 302 - Paul Canton

Faculty Research Seminar

Oct 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 303 - Profs. Johnson & Santos

Star Party

Oct 29, 2014 7:15 pm

OU Observatory

Colloquium

Oct 30, 2014 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Steven Pollock
A research-validated approach to transforming upper-division physics courses

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Research Nugget

Research Highlight: Shaffer Group

Our research group studies atom based sensing exotic states of matter and various topics involving quantum engineering. All of our projects currently involve Rydberg atoms. Rydberg atoms are highly excited atoms that possess exaggerated properties that make them well suited for applications that require controllable long range interactions. We have projects investigating novel long range molecules formed by Rydberg atoms such as macrodimers and trilobite molecules, studying Rydberg atoms for quantum optics and using Rydberg atoms for traceable sensing of electric fields. Please do not hesitate to contact Professor James Shaffer for more information.