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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: Gemini Detects Most Energetic Wind from Distant Quasar

The most energetic wind from a quasar has been revealed by a team of astronomers using observations from the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab. This powerful outflow is moving into its host galaxy at almost 13% of the speed of light, and stems from a quasar known as SDSS J135246.37+423923.5 which lies roughly 60 billion light-years from Earth.

“While high-velocity winds have previously been observed in quasars, these have been carrying only a relatively small amount of mass,” explains Sarah Gallagher, an astronomer at Western University (Canada)…