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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CMP Journal Club

Feb 16, 2016 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Kieran Mullen


Feb 18, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - search
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Astronomy Journal Club

Feb 19, 2016 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Matt Clement, Hora Mishra

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Feb 23, 2016 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Zhonghe Liu


Feb 23, 2016 4:00 pm

Sarkeys Room A235 - Artur Apresyan

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Featured Research: Negative Quantum Vacuum Entropy is Puzzling

It has recently been discovered that nearby objects, such as conducting spheres, atoms, or nanoparticles, interacting through the quantum vacuum, exhibit regions where the entropy of the system goes negative.  This occurs when the temperature times the separation distance (in natural units) is of order one.  The physical significance of this surprising result is still under investigation, and was the subject of two recent papers of Kim Milton with prominent German and French theorists. 

Whether the negative entropy discovered has anything to…

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