Department News

Jan 10, 2018 - Lecture series will take attendees to the stars

Like many things worth observing in astronomy, the University of Oklahoma is bringing back a lecture series that seemed to dazzle the last time around.  Read more here

Sep 14, 2017 - Newsletter 2017

Aug 18, 2017 - HLD faculty will be interviewed by CNN

OU Professor and VIDA Fellow Ferah Munshi will be interviewed live on "CNN's Eclipse of the Century" alongside former astronaut Mark Kelly on Monday August 21st.  CNN will present the solar eclipse from multiple locations, coast to coast, in an immersive two-hour 360° live-stream experience starting at 12pm CT.  Coverage will be available all around the world in 4K resolution at CNN.com/eclipse, CNN’s mobile apps, Oculus Rift via Oculus Video and through CNN’s Facebook page via Facebook Live 360.  More information can be found here: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2017/08/14/cnn-volvo-solar-eclipse-360-virtual-reality-vr-live-stream/

Aug 15, 2017 - Advances in Casimir-Polder interactions between atoms and substrates

Dr. Kimball Milton has been awarded $70,000.00 by the National Science Foundation.

Aug 02, 2017 - Solar Eclipse Viewing on the South Oval

Lunar Sooners will be hosting a solar eclipse viewing for the August 21st eclipse on the South Oval of campus from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Two solar telescopes, 500 solar glasses, and a few pinhole projectors will be set up for public viewing. The event will be co-sponsored with the Collage of Arts and Sciences. The eclipse will occur on the first day of classes, so spread the word!

Aug 01, 2017 - HLD members to be Interviewed on Discover Oklahoma

Professor Nate Kaib and graduate student Matt Clement will be interviewed on the weekly television show Discover Oklahoma. They will be answering questsions on "Great Balls of Fire", a new exhibit on asteroids, comets, and meteorites at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. The segment will air on KFOR (channel 4) this Saturday 8/5 at 6:30 PM. The segment can also be viewed at www.youtube.com/user/DiscoverOklahoma the week after airing.

Jul 28, 2017 - Doerte Blume and Kuver Sinha join faculty

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to welcome Kuver Sinha and Doerte Blume as new faculty members. Kuver is the new assistant professor of the high energy physics group. Doerte will join the AMO group as a professor of physics. Both will join the department early in the fall. Welcome!

Jul 01, 2017 - Connecting Variability and Metals in White Dwarfs

Dr. Mukremin Kilic has been awarded 24,811.00 by the Space Telescope Science Institute

Jul 01, 2017 - Advanced Real-Space Measurements with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Drs. Bumm and Huang have been awarded $442,000 by the National Science Foundation.

Jun 02, 2017 - OU student named astronaut scholar

HDL student Matthew Peters has been named one of the 2017/18 Astronaut Scholars of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). This scholarship recognizes an elite group of students in the US with exemplary academic performance, ingenuity and unique aptitude for research.

The incoming Astronaut Scholars are invited to attend the ASF Innovators Gala in Washington DC in September, where they will receive the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence, recognizing their achievements. An astronaut will present all Astronaut Scholars with their award on stage during the Saturday night gala.  

Great job Matthew!

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Postcards from the Universe

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Sam Noble Museum of Natural History - Dr. Kerry Magruder/Brent Purkaple
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