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May 01

Professor Kaib to Record Planetary Radio Live with Bill Nye

OU astrophysics professor Dr Nathan Kaib will be taking part in a recording of Planetary Radio Live with Bill Nye on May 8 3-4:30pm at...

Apr 25

Brad Abbott Named Presidential Professor

OU physics professor Brad Abbott has just been named the recipient of the 2019 Brian and Sandra O'Brien Presidential Professorship http://www.ou.edu/facultyawards/award-recipients ...

Mar 01

Theory-Experiment Team Observed Quantum Mechanical Two-Body Collisions One at a Time

To better understand atomic collisions, Qingze Guan of the University of Oklahoma in Norman and colleagues from  Heidelberg University developed a way to...

Jan 18

Branch Awarded Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award

Physics & Astronomy emeritus professor David Branch has been awarded the AAS' Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award, along with J. Craig Wheeler, for their advanced university-level...

Jan 08

Young Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs May Lack Ingredients for Life

A team of astronomers led by OU's John Wisniewski have used the Hubble Space Telescope to trace giant blobs of material being cleared out from...

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Featured Research: New Rare Pairs of Heavy Friends in ATLAS

Observing rare productions of heavy elementary particles can provide fresh insight into the Standard Model of particle physics. In a new result first presented by OU postdoc Muhammad Alhroob, the ATLAS Experiment presents strong evidence for the production of a single top quark in association with a Z boson.

The high proton–proton collision energy and rate of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) makes it possible to produce the heaviest elementary particles, such as the top quark — which is about 175 times heavier than a proton…