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Updated 17-Dec-2018


The Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University invites applications for the following faculty positions:



Search for New Quarks Highlighted by CERN and PRL



A search for a new type of quark performed by Dr. Haley and his colleagues on the ATLAS experiment at CERN has been highlighted by CERN and selected by PRL as an Editors' Suggestion. This paper sets the world's tightest limits on these hypothetical particles (call "vector-like quarks") that some theorist believe may be the key to understanding the properties of the Higgs boson and the unification of the fundamental forces.


"Combination of the Searches for Pair-Produced Vectorlike Partners of the Third-Generation Quarks at √s=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector", M. Aaboud et al. (ATLAS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 211801 (20 November 2018)


Radiation Physics Education and Research Fund



OSU Associate Professor of Physics Eric Benton recently established the Radiation Physics Education and Research Fund with a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor. The Fund, administered through the OSU Foundation, will be used to support both graduate and undergraduate students working in Benton's laboratory. Research in the Benton Radiation Physics Laboratory focuses on understanding how ionizing radiation interacts with matter, including living tissue, and on the development of low cost radiation detectors to measure human exposure to radiation and characterize ionizing radiation environments, especially those encountered in space and the atmosphere. The fund also supports Benton's "museum" of scientific instruments, demonstration apparatus and other curiosities used in teaching physics. The fund has already been put to good use, supporting the travel of OSU Physics Graduate Students Bryan Hayes and Paul Inman to Los Alamos National Laboratory to carry out experiments at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center.


Women in Physics Luncheon



Women in Physics luncheon group photo.

Our amazing group at the Women in Physics Luncheon. For more information on Women in Physics go to:

Noble Chair for Laser Research



The Department of Physics invites Associate and Full Professors in the department to apply for the Noble Chair in Laser Research.



Physics Department 2018 Newsletter

The Physics Department 2018 Newsletter in available PDF format.


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