Jan 29

Alum Berdis wins prestigious NASA Fellowship

Physics & Astronomy undergraduate alumnus Jodi Berdis recently won a prestigious NASA Jenkins Fellowship, described in more detail here.  Congrats Jodi!!

Jan 25

Neal Lane publishes op-ed piece in NYT

Neal Lane, a member of the department's Board of Visitors, recently coauthored an op-ed article in the New York Times. The piece alludes to the...

Jan 10

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....

Sep 14

Newsletter 2017

Aug 18

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 2...

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HEP Seminar
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CMP Journal Club
Faculty Research Seminar
Postcards from the Universe
Public Lecture
Special Event
Star Party

CMP Journal Club

Mar 29, 2018 1:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Kieran Mullen


Mar 29, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - BG Andersson
Status of, and science with, the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)

Astronomy Journal Club

Mar 30, 2018 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Maria Schutte and BG Andersson

CMP Seminar

Mar 30, 2018 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - David McIIroy
Understanding and Harnessing Disorder as a Means for Realizing Materials with Emergent Properties

CMP Journal Club

Apr 05, 2018 1:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Jeremy Massengale

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Featured Research: Detached Eclipsing White Dwarfs Predicted to Merge Into an Exotic Star

A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. White dwarfs are the remnants of Sun-like stars, many of which are found in pairs, or binaries. However, only a handful of white dwarf binaries are known with orbital periods less than one hour in the Milky Way—a galaxy made up of two hundred billion stars—and most have been discovered by Kilic and his colleagues.

“Short-period white dwarf binaries are interesting because they…