A group of undergraduate and graduate students, led by OU Astronomy Professor John Tobin constructed a 10 foot radio telescope on the the roof...
Prof. John J. Tobin led a global team of researchers who discovered a rare triple star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral...
The Department has been accepted to join the APS Bridge Program, which seeks to increase the number of physics PhDs awarded to underrepresented minority students,...
A team led by a University of Oklahoma astronomy graduate student Steven Silverberg discovered a rare and surprising new circumstellar disk: the oldest of its...
OU alumnus and Board of Visitor A. T. Stair, founder/CEO of Tropical Weather Analytics, Inc (TWAI) and Chief Scientist of many space programs, has...
Feb 28, 2017 12:30 pmNielsen Hall 103 - Soumya Bhattacharya
Mar 02, 2017 4:00 pmNielsen Hall 170 - Kuver Sinha
Mar 03, 2017 12:30 pmNielsen Hall 103 - Shaun Steele and Nick Reynolds
Mar 09, 2017 4:00 pmNielsen Hall 170 - Daniele Alves
Mar 10, 2017 12:30 pmNielsen Hall 103 - Mi Dai and Paul Canton
Featured Research: Rare, Newborn Tri-Star Discovered
A rare triple star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral structure was discovered by a University of Oklahoma-led research team. Recent observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array—a revolutionary observatory in northern Chile, commonly known as ALMA—resulted in the discovery, lending support for evidence of disk fragmentation—a process leading to the formation of young binary and multiple star systems. Until ALMA, no one had observed a tri-star system forming in a disk like the one discovered by the OU team.