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Jun 19

OU-WSU paper highlighted in Physical Review A

A joint theory-experiment paper by the Blume group from OU and the Engels group from Washington State University (WSU) was selected as an Editors' Suggestion...

Jun 02

Maria Schutte Reports Discovery of Nearby, Young Brown Dwarf Disk System

University of Oklahoma graduate student Maria Schutte presented her findings on the discovery of the closest brown dwarf with a disk that is younger than 5...

May 13

Schwettmann and Biedermann receive DOD DEPSCOR grant

OU physics professors Arne Schwettmann (PI) and Grant Biedermann (Co-PI) have been awarded $584,418 by the Department of Defense through the Defense Established Program...

Apr 23

OU Physicists Develop New Approach to Increase Performance of Solar Energy

Experimental condensed matter physicists in the Department of Physics at the University of Oklahoma have developed an approach to circumvent a major loss process that...

Apr 22

Leighly, Marino and Sellers receive faculty awards

HLD professor Karen Leighly received the Regents' Award for Superior teaching and Creative Activity, awarded by the University of Oklahoma.  HLD faculty Alberto...

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Featured Research: Gemini Detects Most Energetic Wind from Distant Quasar

The most energetic wind from a quasar has been revealed by a team of astronomers using observations from the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab. This powerful outflow is moving into its host galaxy at almost 13% of the speed of light, and stems from a quasar known as SDSS J135246.37+423923.5 which lies roughly 60 billion light-years from Earth.

“While high-velocity winds have previously been observed in quasars, these have been carrying only a relatively small amount of mass,” explains Sarah Gallagher, an astronomer at Western University (Canada)…