Department News

Sep 01, 2018 - Hot Carrier Dynamics in Low-Dimensional Systems

Dr. Ian Sllers has been awarded $48,000.00 by the State of Oklahoma, Regents for Higher Education

Aug 15, 2018 - Deployable CIGS Solar Cells for Small Satellite Deep Space Missions

Dr. Sellers awarded $300,000 by OCAST-OARS

Aug 15, 2018 - OK-LSAMP students spend summer at NASA Glenn Research Center

Physics & Astronomy students Logan Abshire and Tristan Thrasher recently returned from a summer (2018) spent performing research on the effects of high irradiation environments on thin-film solar cells at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). Prior to leaving for GRC, both Logan and Tristan had been working on solar cells for space power applications within the Photovoltaic Materials and Solar Cells Group (Sellers) here at OU. This research program within Sellers' group is specifically focussed on developing novel solar cells for missions to outer planetary systems. Tristan and Logan's work has made a signifciant contribution to this effort!

 

Aug 09, 2018 - Facebook page with “Alumni and friends” group launched

The HLD department of Physics and Astronomy has launched a new Facebook page. Please feel free to LIKE it (link below) and email the link to all of your contacts, students and post doc's!

The new page has an 'Alumni & friends' group. Click 'visit group' on our facebook page and join our Alumni group. Please feel free to pass the word along to ALL ALUMNI!   

https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Oklahoma-Homer-L-Dodge-Department-of-Physics-and-Astronomy-617157708667843/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Aug 08, 2018 - Lin Hall to be Dedicated in the Fall

The celebration and dedication of The Homer L. Dodge Physics Complex and Lin Hall will take place Oct. 12 and 13 2018. The activities will begin with a public lecture titled “Football: Its Physics and Its Future” by a guest speaker Timothy Gay at 7:30 p.m on Friday. Gay is currently a Willa Cather Professor of Physics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Light refreshments will be provided just prior to the 10 a.m. dedication of the research building on Saturday, followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres on the patio and tours of the building. A banquet is planned Saturday evening at 6 in the Sam Noble Museum. Be sure to register to attend the Lin Hall gala by October 1!

Lin Hall is a state-of-the-art research facility named in recognition of Chun C. Lin, an OU physics professor from 1955 to 1968. Professor Lin recently retired as the John and Abigail Van Vleck Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lin Hall boasts more than 18,000 square feet of world-class research space, allowing for 12 research laboratories for AMO and CM physics experiments. It is one of only a few buildings in the world to meet the NIST-A requirements on vibrations, temperature and humidity, as well as electromagnetic interference. The roof will be used for astronomical research and teaching, and includes one 14-inch telescope along with smaller telescopes for student use. Together, Nielsen Hall and Lin Hall are collectively named “The Dodge Physics Complex,” in recognition of Homer L. Dodge, who served as chair of the OU physics department from 1919 until 1944.

See also: https://www.nhn.ou.edu/friends-alumni/linhalldedication

Aug 06, 2018 - Marino wins NSF CAREER grant

OU physics professor Alberto Marino is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development Program) Award in the amount of $500,000. Alberto will study new possibilities for the use of the spatial degree of freedom in applications ranging from long-distance quantum communications to quantum imaging. The use of that degree of freedom in long-distance quantum networks can bring about a revolution to the field of quantum information science by making it possible to transmit large amounts of information through a quantum channel. The implementation of a source with such capability has a wide range of transformative applications, such as secure communications, information processing and distributed quantum computing.

This research will be integrated with an education program that will develop the problem-solving skills of undergraduate students through participation in research and teaching laboratories. Another outreach opportunity will involve high school teachers from the NSF Research in Engineering and Teaching Program. Efforts will be made to involve underrepresented groups in the research program. 

Congratulations!

Aug 01, 2018 - The Formation and Evolution of Multiple Protostar Systems

Dr. Nathan Kaib has been awarded $287,987.00 by the National Science Foundation

Aug 01, 2018 - Spin and Spatial Correlations of Few-body Systems

Dr. Doerte Blume has been awarded $95,380.00 by the National Science Foundation

Jul 01, 2018 - Infrared Detectors with Narrow Turnable Linewidths

Dr. Michael Santos has been awarded $45,000.00 by OCAST-OARS

Jul 01, 2018 - CAREER: Control of Spatial Quantum Correlations for Enhanced Quantum Networks

Dr. Alberto Marino has been awarded $105,401.00 by the National Science Foundation.

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