Apr 08

HLD Faculty Patents Recognized

Profs. Michael Santos and Matthew Johnson were recognized at the recent tribute to faculty for their two patents on thermophotovoltaic devices.  This work was...

Apr 08

HLD Faculty Win OU Awards

Two HLD Faculty were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments at the 2016 Tribute to Faculty ceremony.  Prof. James Shaffer was given the Regents' Award...

Mar 25

OU Alumna Named “Woman Physicist of the Month” by APS

Prof. Giti Khodaparast (Ph.D. 2001) was recently named "Woman Physicist of the Month"  by the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics. ...

Mar 01

Ongoing Faculty Searches

The Department is conducting two faculty searches this Spring: one for a high energy experimentalist and one for the endowed Homer L. Dodge Chair in...

Jan 05

Postdoc Lomax selected to serve on AAS Presidential Early Career Advisory Board

OU postdoc Dr. Jamie Lomax has recently been selected to serve on the inaugural American Astronomical Society (AAS) Presidential Early Career Advisory Board.  ...

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Astronomy Journal Club

Apr 29, 2016 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Nathan Kaib

CMP Seminar

Apr 29, 2016 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Rudro Biswas


May 05, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Doerte Blume
The many facets of small liquid helium-4 clusters

Astronomy Journal Club

May 06, 2016 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Jenna Miller, Tim Miller


May 12, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Finals Week
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Featured Research: OU Astrophysics Research Suggests New Sequence of Events in Early Solar System

The conventional model for the solar system's evolutions holds that the giant planets underwent an orbital instability that triggered an intense period of comet and asteroid bombardment 4 billion years ago, the record of which is preserved in the Moon's crater history. However, new research by OU astrophysicist Nathan Kaib and his colleague John Chambers shows that the fragile orbits of the solar system's inner planets are very unlikely to survive a giant planet instability. These new results suggest that either our solar system's architecture is…

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