News

Mar 21

OU Alumni Reunion

The department of Physics and Astronomy will host a Retirement Banquet and Alumni Reunion on Saturday May 06. The reunion will honor some of the faculty...

Feb 17

Nielsen Hall Radio Telescope Online

A group of undergraduate and graduate students, led by OU Astronomy Professor John Tobin constructed a 10 foot radio telescope on the the roof...

Oct 26

OU-Led Team Discovers Rare, Newborn Tri-Star System

Prof. John J. Tobin led a global team of researchers who discovered a rare triple star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral...

Oct 25

Department accepted to join APS Bridge Program

The Department has been accepted to join the APS Bridge Program, which seeks to increase the number of physics PhDs awarded to underrepresented minority students,...

Oct 21

OU Astronomers Team with Citizen Scientists to Discover a Rare Circumstellar Disk

A team led by a University of Oklahoma astronomy graduate student Steven Silverberg discovered a rare and surprising new circumstellar disk: the oldest of its...

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CMP Journal Club

Mar 28, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Sellers Group APS Talks

Colloquium

Mar 29, 2017 4:00 pm

PHSC 0323 - Chris Austin
Can Perusall be Used to Increase Learning Inside and Outside of the Classroom?

Colloquium

Mar 30, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Sid Parameswaran
Heating up Quantum Mechanics

CMP Seminar

Mar 31, 2017 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Sid Paramewswaran
Quantum Hall Valley Nematics

Colloquium

Apr 06, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Luis Marcassa
Photoassociation, vibrational cooling and trapping of Rb2 by a single high-power light beam

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Research Figure

Featured Research: Rare, Newborn Tri-Star Discovered

A rare triple star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral structure was discovered by a University of Oklahoma-led research team. Recent observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array—a revolutionary observatory in northern Chile, commonly known as ALMA—resulted in the discovery, lending support for evidence of disk fragmentation—a process leading to the formation of young binary and multiple star systems. Until ALMA, no one had observed a tri-star system forming in a disk like the one discovered by the OU team.

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