News

Apr 17

HDL faculty receives OU Presidential award

Professor Bruno Uchoa was recently awarded with the Ted and Cuba Webb Presidential Professorship. The Presidential Professorships were established to recognize those faculty members...

Apr 13

HLD Faculty receive Patent Award

In a recent tribute to OU faculty, HLD faculty Mike Santos and Matt Johnson received a Patent Award for their work in helping develop a...

Mar 21

OU Alumni Reunion

The department of Physics and Astronomy will host a Retirement Banquet and Alumni Reunion on Saturday May 06. The reunion will honor some of the faculty...

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...

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Events

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Colloquium
HEP Seminar
CMP Seminar
Astronomy Journal Club
CMP Journal Club
Faculty Research Seminar
Public Lecture
Special Event
Star Party

Colloquium

Apr 27, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Timothy Beers
Carbon in the Early Universe and Observational Constraints on First-Star Nucleosynthesis

Astronomy Journal Club

Apr 28, 2017 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Lisa Simpson

Colloquium

May 04, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Sarah Gallagher
The Biggest Blowhards: Windy Supermassive Black Holes

CMP Seminar

May 05, 2017 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Todd Otanicar

Special Event

May 06, 2017 6:00 pm

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Retirement Party and Alumni Reunion

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Research Figure

Featured Research: OU Astrophysicists Discover a Trio of Pulsating, Mixed-Atmosphere, Low-Mass White Dwarfs

A team of OU astrophysicists, lead by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Alexandros Gianninas, undergraduate student Brandon Curd, and Prof. Mukremin Kilic, recently discovered radial and non-radial pulsations in a trio of low-mass white dwarf stars. The initial analysis of these low-mass white dwarfs showed that their atmospheres, the topmost layer of the star, contained large amounts of helium mixed with hydrogen. Following these findings, detailed pulsation models were computed and they revealed that the large…

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