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

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

CMP Journal Club

Apr 19, 2018 1:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Hua Wang

Colloquium

Apr 19, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - David Ferry
A Pilgrim’s Guide to Semiconductor Energy Bands

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

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Research Figure

Featured Research: Discovering Planets in Extragalactic Galaxies Using Microlensing

A University of Oklahoma astrophysics team has discovered for the first time a population of planets beyond the Milky Way galaxy. Using microlensing—an astronomical phenomenon and the only known method capable of discovering planets at truly great distances from the Earth among other detection techniques—OU researchers were able to detect objects in extragalactic galaxies that range from the mass of the Moon to the mass of Jupiter.

Xinyu Dai, professor in the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, OU College of Arts and Sciences, with…