News

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Newsletter 2017

Aug 18

HLD faculty will be interviewed by CNN

OU Professor and VIDA Fellow Ferah Munshi will be interviewed live on "CNN's Eclipse of the Century" alongside former astronaut Mark Kelly on Monday August 2...

Aug 02

Solar Eclipse Viewing on the South Oval

Lunar Sooners will be hosting a solar eclipse viewing for the August 21st eclipse on the South Oval of campus from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Two...

Aug 01

HLD members to be Interviewed on Discover Oklahoma

Professor Nate Kaib and graduate student Matt Clement will be interviewed on the weekly television show Discover Oklahoma. They will be answering questsions on "Great...

Jul 28

Doerte Blume and Kuver Sinha join faculty

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to welcome Kuver Sinha and Doerte Blume as new faculty members. Kuver is the new assistant professor...

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Events

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

Faculty Research Seminar

Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 303 - Profs. Abraham & Blume

CMP Journal Club

Oct 26, 2017 1:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Mitch Yothers

Colloquium

Oct 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Manfred Cuntz
Habitability around Single Stars and in Multiple Stellar Systems

Astronomy Journal Club

Oct 27, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 302 - James DerKacy and Lisa Simpson

CMP Journal Club

Oct 30, 2017 1:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Colin Brown

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Research Figure

Featured Research: OU Astronomers Team with Citizen Scientists to Discover a Rare circumstellar Disk

A team led by a University of Oklahoma astrophysicist discovered a rare and surprising new circumstellar disk: the oldest of its kind. They made this discovery working together with a remarkable team of collaborators with no formal training in astrophysics: citizen scientists from around the world.

In a paper that appeared in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the authors describe a newly identified red dwarf star with a warm circumstellar disk of the kind associated with young planetary systems. Circumstellar disks around red "M" dwarfs like this one are rare to begin with.…