News

Apr 08

HLD Faculty Patents Recognized

Profs. Michael Santos and Matthew Johnson were recognized at the recent tribute to faculty for their two patents on thermophotovoltaic devices.  This work was...

Apr 08

HLD Faculty Win OU Awards

Two HLD Faculty were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments at the 2016 Tribute to Faculty ceremony.  Prof. James Shaffer was given the Regents' Award...

Mar 25

OU Alumna Named “Woman Physicist of the Month” by APS

Prof. Giti Khodaparast (Ph.D. 2001) was recently named "Woman Physicist of the Month"  by the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics. ...

Mar 01

Ongoing Faculty Searches

The Department is conducting two faculty searches this Spring: one for a high energy experimentalist and one for the endowed Homer L. Dodge Chair in...

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.  ...

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Colloquium

Aug 25, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - First Week of Classes
No Colloquium

Colloquium

Sep 08, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Huirong Yan
TBA

Colloquium

Sep 15, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Geoffrey Lovelace
TBA

Colloquium

Oct 06, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Justin Perron
TBA

Colloquium

Oct 13, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Bob Slocum
TBA

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Research Figure

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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