Department News

Jun 07, 2018 - Dabbieri named 2018 Astronaut Scholar

HDL student Collin Dabbieri has been named one of the 2018/19 Astronaut Scholars of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). This scholarship recognizes an elite group of students in the US with exemplary academic performance, ingenuity and unique aptitude for research.

The incoming Astronaut Scholars are invited to attend the ASF Innovators Gala in Washington DC in September, where they will receive the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence, recognizing their achievements. An astronaut will present all Astronaut Scholars with their award on stage during the Saturday night gala.  

Congrats Collin!

May 07, 2018 - Matt Clements leads work exploring the early history of Mars

A University of Oklahoma astrophysics team led by Matt Clement explains why the growth of Mars was stunted by an orbital instability among the outer solar system's giant planets in a new study on the evolution of the young solar system.  Read more about the press release 

Apr 11, 2018 - Matthew Peters named 2018 Goldwater Scholar

OU physics/astronomy major Matthew Peters has been named a 2018 Goldwater Scholar.  Read more about Matthew's success here: Goldwater Scholar.  Congrats Matthew!!

Jan 29, 2018 - Alum Berdis wins prestigious NASA Fellowship

Physics & Astronomy undergraduate alumnus Jodi Berdis recently won a prestigious NASA Jenkins Fellowship, described in more detail here.  Congrats Jodi!!

Jan 25, 2018 - Neal Lane publishes op-ed piece in NYT

Neal Lane, a member of the department's Board of Visitors, recently coauthored an op-ed article in the New York Times. The piece alludes to the dangers of public policies that are not anchored in solid scientific advice, and notes that the White House has not nomimated a presidential science advisor yet. Neal Lane was the science advisor to President Bill Clinton and is a senior fellow in science and technology at the Baker Institute at Rice University. The complete article can be found at:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/opinion/trump-disdain-science.html

 

Jan 10, 2018 - Lecture series will take attendees to the stars

Like many things worth observing in astronomy, the University of Oklahoma is bringing back a lecture series that seemed to dazzle the last time around.  Read more here

Sep 14, 2017 - Newsletter 2017

Aug 18, 2017 - 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 21st.  CNN will present the solar eclipse from multiple locations, coast to coast, in an immersive two-hour 360° live-stream experience starting at 12pm CT.  Coverage will be available all around the world in 4K resolution at CNN.com/eclipse, CNN’s mobile apps, Oculus Rift via Oculus Video and through CNN’s Facebook page via Facebook Live 360.  More information can be found here: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2017/08/14/cnn-volvo-solar-eclipse-360-virtual-reality-vr-live-stream/

Aug 15, 2017 - Advances in Casimir-Polder interactions between atoms and substrates

Dr. Kimball Milton has been awarded $70,000.00 by the National Science Foundation.

Aug 02, 2017 - 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 solar telescopes, 500 solar glasses, and a few pinhole projectors will be set up for public viewing. The event will be co-sponsored with the Collage of Arts and Sciences. The eclipse will occur on the first day of classes, so spread the word!

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Events

Upcoming...

Postcards from the Universe

Aug 16, 2018 7:00 pm

Sam Noble Museum of Natural History - Dr. John Wisniewski
The Search for Habitable Planets

Colloquium

Aug 23, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - No Colloquium
1st week of Classes

Colloquium

Sep 06, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Aida Wofford
TBD

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