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

Kim Milton elected member of the American Physical Society

Professor Kim Milton is now a Fellow of the American Physics Society (APS). He was cited "For studies of the development of quantum field theory in the 20th century, particularly...

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

OU student awarded Astronaut Scholarship

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...

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Astronomy Journal Club

Mar 06, 2015 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Tim Miller

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Mar 10, 2015 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Jeremy Massengale

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Mar 11, 2015 8:15 pm

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Mar 13, 2015 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Steven Silverberg


Mar 19, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Spring Break
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Research Nugget

Research Highlight: Testing the Standard Model in a Single Molecule

Symmetry dictates that states of an atom or molecule with total angular momentum M?0 along the axis of an electric field will exhibit a two-fold degeneracy between states differing only in the sign of M. A time-reversal asymmetry could break this degeneracy. Almost every alternative to the Standard Model, (most notably Super Symmetric Theories), indicate that time-reversal asymmetry should lead to an observable energy difference between these otherwise degenerate ±M states. Prof. John Moore-Furneaux is searching for the signal of this time reversal asymmetry: a non-zero electric dipole moment of the electron. High precision measurements of PbF may reveal what billion dollar accelerators have not: evidence of physics beyond the Standard Model.