Jul 20

OU Research Highlighted on

"Scientists propose 3D graphene-like 'hyper-honeycomb' structures" was the headline at, a popular science website.  The article featured research by Profs. Uchoa and...

Jul 06

Newsletter 2015

May 12

Graduate Students Recognized in Departmental Award Ceremony

Two awards were given out to graduate students at Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy award ceremony. The George Kalbfleisch Memorial Scholarship is...

Apr 07

Astrophysics Major Brandon Curd Named Goldwater Scholar

Congratulations to Brandon Curd, a junior astrophysics major in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, who was awarded a prestigious 2015 Goldwater Scholarship! 

Apr 06

Alumni Reunion

The Department of Physics and Astronomy held a successful Alumni reunion on October 24, 2014. The full day event attracted many faculty, students and several alumni including...

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


Aug 27, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - First Week of Classes
No Colloquiun


Sep 03, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Bruce Balick
Unravelling the histories of pre-planetary nebulae

CMP Seminar

Sep 04, 2015 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Christopher Bailey


Sep 10, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - David Sand


Sep 17, 2015 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Mariana Bertoni

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Research Nugget

Research Highlight: Watson Group

My group is engaged in the study of large many-body systems under quantum confinement, such as Bose-Einstein condensates and ultra-cold systems of Fermi gases. We are developing a method which minimizes numerical effort by using powerful group theoretic as well as graphical techniques. Our approach can handle strongly correlated systems of fermions and can describe their macroscopic collective motions. Fermion systems are important in many fields of physics provide the underpinnings for many technological applications. Our goal is to bridge the gap between a microscopic quantum description and the macroscopic properties of large N-particle correlated systems.