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Jul 29

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

CUWiP, also known as Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, is an annual conference series that has been running since 2006. Since its start, conference participation...

May 23

Schwettmann wins NSF Career Award

OU Physics Professor Arne Schwettmann is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development Program) Award for research on ultra cold...

May 01

Professor Kaib to Record Planetary Radio Live with Bill Nye

OU astrophysics professor Dr Nathan Kaib will be taking part in a recording of Planetary Radio Live with Bill Nye on May 8 3-4:30pm at...

Apr 25

Brad Abbott Named Presidential Professor

OU physics professor Brad Abbott has just been named the recipient of the 2019 Brian and Sandra O'Brien Presidential Professorship http://www.ou.edu/facultyawards/award-recipients ...

Mar 01

Theory-Experiment Team Observed Quantum Mechanical Two-Body Collisions One at a Time

To better understand atomic collisions, Qingze Guan of the University of Oklahoma in Norman and colleagues from  Heidelberg University developed a way to...

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CMP Seminar

Aug 23, 2019 11:30 am

Nielsen Hall 103 - Joshua Caldwell
Mid-IR to Thz Nanophotonics: Materials-Based Approaches For Quantum Photonics

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Aug 29, 2019 3:45 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Don Booth
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Sep 05, 2019 3:45 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Tim Bolton
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Sep 10, 2019 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Joseph Tischler
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Sep 12, 2019 3:45 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Othmane Rifki
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Featured Research: Watching Atoms Bang Together

Collisions between atoms are more complex than those between everyday objects, which typically just ricochet off one another. Thanks to the quirks of quantum mechanics, atoms can intertwine and pass through one another, leading to nonintuitive impact outcomes. To better understand atomic collisions, Qingze Guan of the University of Oklahoma in Norman and colleagues developed a way to watch two atoms crash together in 3D. Their initial experiments reveal the unmistakable hallmarks of quantum collisions. The team says that the setup could be used to monitor run-ins between several particles at…