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Mar 16

Joseph Choi & Kellen Lawson awarded Bullard Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Joseph Choi & Kellen Lawson are recipients of a 2021-2022 Bullard Dissertation Completion Fellowships from OU's Graduate college.  The fellowship will provide Joseph &...

Mar 04

A blazing nearby super-Earth

A hot super-Earth in our neighbourhood promises to be a suitable candidate to test rocky planet atmosphere models. During the recent two and a half...

Feb 20

OU Alumnus Accepts Prestigious Postdoctoral Position

Adrian Lucy ('14, Astrophysics & History of Science) has accepted a 4-year postdoctoral position at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, the science operations...

Feb 03

Joseph Tischler joins HLD faculty

Dr. Joseph Tischler joined the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy as an Associate Professor at the beginning of 2021. He holds an Avenir...

Dec 23

Kellen Lawson awarded Sigma Xi GIAR

Graduate student Kellen Lawson won an external grant from Sigma Xi's Grant in Aid of Research program, that will allow him to purchase a GPU...

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Featured Research: Valley Photovoltaics: Towards the Realization of Ultra-High Efficiency Solar Cells

Experimental condensed matter physicists in the Department of Physics at OU have developed an approach to circumvent a major loss process that currently limits commercial solar cells to conversion efficiencies less than 30 %. In this new approach, recently published in the journal Nature Energy, members of the Photovoltaic Materials & Devices Group led by Dr. Ian Sellers along with theorists at Arizona State University (David K. Ferry), have demonstrated…