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
Postcards from the Universe
Public Lecture
Special Event
Star Party

Colloquium

Jan 18, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - First week of Classes
No Colloquium

CMP Journal Club

Jan 25, 2018 1:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Delaram Nematollahi

Colloquium

Jan 25, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Reserved
TBD

Postcards from the Universe

Jan 25, 2018 7:00 pm

Sam Noble Museum of Natural History - Dr. Kerry Magruder/Brent Purkaple
Historic Star Atlas Stories

Colloquium

Feb 01, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Bryce Gadway
TBD

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Research Figure

Featured Research: Detached Eclipsing White Dwarfs Predicted to Merge Into an Exotic Star

A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. White dwarfs are the remnants of Sun-like stars, many of which are found in pairs, or binaries. However, only a handful of white dwarf binaries are known with orbital periods less than one hour in the Milky Way—a galaxy made up of two hundred billion stars—and most have been discovered by Kilic and his colleagues.

“Short-period white dwarf binaries are interesting because they…