Jan 29

Alum Berdis wins prestigious NASA Fellowship

Physics & Astronomy undergraduate alumnus Jodi Berdis recently won a prestigious NASA Jenkins Fellowship, described in more detail here.  Congrats Jodi!!

Jan 25

Neal Lane publishes op-ed piece in NYT

Neal Lane, a member of the department's Board of Visitors, recently coauthored an op-ed article in the New York Times. The piece alludes to the...

Jan 10

Lecture series will take attendees to the stars

Like many things worth observing in astronomy, the University of Oklahoma is bringing back a lecture series that seemed to dazzle the last time around....

Sep 14

Newsletter 2017

Aug 18

HLD faculty will be interviewed by CNN

OU Professor and VIDA Fellow Ferah Munshi will be interviewed live on "CNN's Eclipse of the Century" alongside former astronaut Mark Kelly on Monday August 2...

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HEP Seminar
CMP Seminar
Astronomy Journal Club
CMP Journal Club
Faculty Research Seminar
Postcards from the Universe
Public Lecture
Special Event
Star Party


Mar 22, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Spring Break
No Colloquium

CMP Seminar

Mar 23, 2018 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - None
Spring Break

CMP Journal Club

Mar 29, 2018 1:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Kieran Mullen


Mar 29, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - BG Andersson
Status of, and science with, the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)

Astronomy Journal Club

Mar 30, 2018 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Maria Schutte and BG Andersson

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Research Figure

Featured Research: Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

OU Professor Xinyu Dai, in collaborarion with a group of Astronomers, has watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to go looking for remnants of the vanquished star, only to find that it disappeared out of sight. It went out with a whimper instead of a bang. The star, which was 25 times as massive as our sun, should have exploded in a very bright supernova. Instead, it fizzled out—and then left behind…