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.  ...

Dec 17

OU Astronomer Helps Characterize Newly Discovered Exotic Planetary System

A new solar system consisting of a Sun-like star, an extremely massive planet, and another very nearby low-mass star has been discovered by a team...

Dec 17

OU Astronomer Recipient of RCSA Scialog Team Award

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement announced 6 team grants as part of its Scialog: Time Domain Astrophysics: Stars and Explosions series, including the...

Nov 05

OU Astrophysicist Helps Disprove Current Theory of How Our Solar System Formed

The conventional model of how planets formed in our solar system requires that either Jupiter or Saturn migrated further from the Sun as the system...

Sep 22

Graduate Student Silverberg Hosting Reddit AMA

OU astronomy graduate student Steven Silverberg will be co-hosting a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) related to NASA's Disk Detective program, a citizen science project...

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Star Party

CMP Journal Club

Feb 09, 2016 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Alex Kerr


Feb 09, 2016 4:00 pm

Sarkeys Room A235 - Alaina Henry
New Frontiers in the Evolution of Galaxies: How heavy element abundances are revealing the astrophysics…


Feb 11, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - John Tobin
Revolutionizing Our View of Solar System Birth and Multiple Star Formation

Astronomy Journal Club

Feb 12, 2016 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Francis Macinnis, Alekzander Kosakowski


Feb 18, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Daniel Proga

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Featured Research: OU Physicists First to Create New Molecule with Record-Setting Dipole Moment

Jim Shaffer’s research group along with theorists Hossein Sadeghpour at ITAMP and Seth Rittenhouse at Western Washington University have created a new kind of molecule based on the interaction between a highly-excited Rydberg atom and a ground-state atom. A unique property of the molecule is the large permanent electric dipole moment, which reacts with an electric field much like a bar magnet reacts with a magnetic field. This molecule has the largest electric dipole moment ever observed in a molecule. A paper by the team on this research has been published…

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