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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...

Oct 16

OU alumnus launches hurricane measurements partnership

OU alumnus and Board of Visitor A. T. Stair, founder/CEO of Tropical Weather Analytics, Inc (TWAI) and Chief Scientist of many space programs, has...

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CMP Journal Club

Feb 28, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Soumya Bhattacharya

Colloquium

Mar 02, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Kuver Sinha
The Quest to Understand Hierarchies in Nature and Implications for Early Universe Cosmology

Astronomy Journal Club

Mar 03, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Shaun Steele and Nick Reynolds

Colloquium

Mar 09, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Daniele Alves

Astronomy Journal Club

Mar 10, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Mi Dai and Paul Canton

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Featured Research: OU Astronomers Team with Citizen Scientists to Discover a Rare circumstellar Disk

A team led by a University of Oklahoma astrophysicist discovered a rare and surprising new circumstellar disk: the oldest of its kind. They made this discovery working together with a remarkable team of collaborators with no formal training in astrophysics: citizen scientists from around the world.

In a paper that appeared in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the authors describe a newly identified red dwarf star with a warm circumstellar disk of the kind associated with young planetary systems. Circumstellar disks around red "M" dwarfs like this one are rare to begin with.…

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