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Apr 16

HLD students win first prize at Undergraduate Research Day presentation

HDL undergraduate students Cora De Francesco and Julianna Voelker were selected as First Prize winners in the Multidisciplinary Research category at the 2021 Undergraduate Research Day....

Mar 16

Joseph Choi & Kellen Lawson awarded Bullard Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Joseph Choi & Kellen Lawson are recipients of a 2021-2022 Bullard Dissertation Completion Fellowships from OU's Graduate college.  The fellowship will provide Joseph &...

Mar 04

A blazing nearby super-Earth

A hot super-Earth in our neighbourhood promises to be a suitable candidate to test rocky planet atmosphere models. During the recent two and a half...

Feb 20

OU Alumnus Accepts Prestigious Postdoctoral Position

Adrian Lucy ('14, Astrophysics & History of Science) has accepted a 4-year postdoctoral position at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, the science operations...

Feb 03

Joseph Tischler joins HLD faculty

Dr. Joseph Tischler joined the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy as an Associate Professor at the beginning of 2021. He holds an Avenir...

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Featured Research: Watching Atoms Bang Together

Collisions between atoms are more complex than those between everyday objects, which typically just ricochet off one another. Thanks to the quirks of quantum mechanics, atoms can intertwine and pass through one another, leading to nonintuitive impact outcomes. To better understand atomic collisions, Qingze Guan of the University of Oklahoma in Norman and colleagues developed a way to watch two atoms crash together in 3D. Their initial experiments reveal the unmistakable hallmarks of quantum collisions. The team says that the setup could be used to monitor run-ins between several particles at…