The Department has been joined in the Fall by John Stupak and John Tobin as new assistant professors. Stupak is a new member of the...
OU President David Boren announced on March 9 two lead gifts that will provide resources to construct a new academic building and research laboratory on...
Following several years of effort and negotiation, OU is now a permanent member of the Apache Point Observatory (APO). Managed by the Astrophysical Research Consortium,...
Mitch Yothers' poster, Real‐Space Analysis of Scanning Tunneling Microscope Images: Accurate measurements of local structure and disorder, won 3rd place at the 76th Physical...
Sep 28, 2016 6:00 pmNielsen Hall 303 - Profs. Marino & Schwettmann
Sep 29, 2016 12:30 pmNielsen Hall 103 - Alex Kerr
Sep 29, 2016 4:00 pmNielsen Hall 170 - Xinyu Dai
Sep 30, 2016 12:00 pmNielsen Hall 302 - Evan Rich
Sep 30, 2016 2:30 pmNielsen Hall 103 - Manisha Chakraburtty
Featured Research: Negative Quantum Vacuum Entropy is Puzzling
It has recently been discovered that nearby objects, such as conducting spheres, atoms, or nanoparticles, interacting through the quantum vacuum, exhibit regions where the entropy of the system goes negative. This occurs when the temperature times the separation distance (in natural units) is of order one. The physical significance of this surprising result is still under investigation, and was the subject of two recent papers of Kim Milton with prominent German and French theorists.
Whether the negative entropy discovered has anything to…