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Aug 08, 2018 - Lin Hall to be Inaugurated October 12-13, 2018

The celebration and dedication of The Dodge Physics Complex and the new Lin Hall will take place October 12th thru October 13th, 2018. The activities will begin with a public lecture entitled “Football: Its Physics and Its Future” by a guest speaker, Dr. Timothy Gay on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided starting @ 9:00 a.m. We will head over to the dedication @ 9:45 followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres and tours of the building. Join us for the ROAD TO EXCELLENCE GALA Saturday evening in the Sam Noble Museum beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a cash bar. Be sure to register October 1, 2018! (Registration link below)

Lin Hall is a state of the art research facility housing named in recognition of Chun C. Lin, an OU physics professor from 1955 to 1968. Dr. 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.

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Aug 23, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - No Colloquium
1st week of Classes

CMP Seminar

Aug 31, 2018 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Nick Shumaker


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Nielsen Hall 170 - Aida Wofford