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Oct 22

Prospective Graduate Student (Virtual) Open House

We are hosting a prospective graduate student virtual open house Tuesday, November 17 and Thursday, December 3. We will have representatives from the admission committee, our Women...

Oct 18

Robert Lewis-Swan joins HLD faculty

Robert Lewis-Swan has recently joined the AMO group as an assistant professor of physics. Robert has expertise in non-equilibrium dynamics and quantum entanglement. Welcome!

Oct 02

Deborah Watson selected as APS fellow

Emeritus faculty Deborah Watson has been nominated fellow of the American Physical Society "for the innovative use of group theory and graphical techniques toward the...

Jun 19

OU-WSU paper highlighted in Physical Review A

A joint theory-experiment paper by the Blume group from OU and the Engels group from Washington State University (WSU) was selected as an Editors' Suggestion...

Jun 02

Maria Schutte Reports Discovery of Nearby, Young Brown Dwarf Disk System

University of Oklahoma graduate student Maria Schutte presented her findings on the discovery of the closest brown dwarf with a disk that is younger than 5...

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Featured Research: Gemini Detects Most Energetic Wind from Distant Quasar

The most energetic wind from a quasar has been revealed by a team of astronomers using observations from the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab. This powerful outflow is moving into its host galaxy at almost 13% of the speed of light, and stems from a quasar known as SDSS J135246.37+423923.5 which lies roughly 60 billion light-years from Earth.

“While high-velocity winds have previously been observed in quasars, these have been carrying only a relatively small amount of mass,” explains Sarah Gallagher, an astronomer at Western University (Canada)…