News

Apr 11

Matthew Peters named 2018 Goldwater Scholar

OU physics/astronomy major Matthew Peters has been named a 2018 Goldwater Scholar.  Read more about Matthew's success here: Goldwater Scholar.  Congrats Matthew!!

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

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Events

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

Astronomy Journal Club

Apr 20, 2018 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Joseph Choi

CMP Seminar

Apr 20, 2018 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Do Young Kim
Solution-processable low-bandgap materials for solar cells as well as infrared photodetectors

CMP Journal Club

Apr 26, 2018 1:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Collin Brown

Colloquium

Apr 26, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Mark Raizen
From Maxwell’s Demon to Einstein’s Speed Demon

Astronomy Journal Club

Apr 27, 2018 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Maria Schutte & Rajeeb Sharma

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Research Figure

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…