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Jun 02

OU student named astronaut scholar

HDL student Matthew Peters has been named one of the 2017/18 Astronaut Scholars of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). This scholarship recognizes an elite group of...

May 22

Alison Roeth Named Goldwater Scholar

University of Oklahoma honors student Alison Roeth has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar. The prestigious scholarship is awarded on the basis of potential and intent...

May 05

Graduate student wins NASA award

Disk Detective team lead by graduate student Steven Silverberg has been awarded NASA's Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Outreach Award. Disk Detective ...

Apr 17

HLD faculty receives OU Presidential award

Professor Bruno Uchoa was recently awarded with the Ted and Cuba Webb Presidential Professorship. The Presidential Professorships were established to recognize those faculty members...

Apr 13

HLD Faculty receive Patent Award

In a recent tribute to OU faculty, HLD faculty Mike Santos and Matt Johnson received a Patent Award for their work in helping develop a...

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CMP Journal Club

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Delaram Nematollahi

Colloquium

Sep 07, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - John Wisniewski
TBD

Colloquium

Sep 28, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Alberto Marino
TBD

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Oct 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Giles Eperon
TBD

Colloquium

Nov 02, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Sami Mitra
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Research Figure

Featured Research: Astrophysicists identify composition of earth-size planets

A University of Oklahoma post-doctoral astrophysics researcher, Billy Quarles, has identified the possible compositions of the seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Using thousands of numerical simulations to identify the planets stable for millions of years, Quarles concluded that six of the seven planets are consistent with an Earth-like composition. The exception is TRAPPIST-1f, which has a mass of 25 percent water, suggesting that TRAPPIST-1e may be the best candidate for future habitability studies.

"The goal of exoplanetary astronomy is to find planets that…

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