News

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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CMP Journal Club
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Star Party

CMP Journal Club

Sep 24, 2014 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Alex Kerr

Faculty Research Seminar

Sep 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 303 - Profs. Mullen, Murphy, & Uchoa

Star Party

Sep 24, 2014 8:00 pm

OU Observatory

Colloquium

Sep 25, 2014 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Praveen Kundurthy
The Career Leap From Academia to Data Science (co-sponsored by OU Phys/Astr & OK Space Grant Consortium)

CMP Seminar

Sep 26, 2014 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Not open to public
NASA Grant Teleconference (Sellers)

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Research Nugget

Research Highlight: That Vacuum Is Really Something!

One effort of Prof. Milton and his research group is to understand the nature of the quantum vacuum, which is important in explaining dark energy as well having applications to nanotechnology. The images of cylindrical wedges may be relevant to understanding the quantum nature of cosmic strings, while the corrugated surfaces represent an idea for building nano-gears, in which the mechanical bodies never touch each other, but in which forces and torques are transmitted by quantum vacuum energy.