Want to catch up on what’s happening in the Department of Physics? Check out our Newsletter for Spring 2019.
A successful 2018 project with NASA is providing the foundation for an improved radiation detector. Physicist Dr. Eric Benton and graduate students in his lab developed a tissue equivalent radiation dosimeter that flew on the International Space Station last summer.
During his freshman year of high school in the state of Washington, Joseph Haley took a class in physics. Despite many warnings from friends and mentors about its difficulty, he took the challenge.
Dr. Kaladi Babu, Regents Professor of Physics, has been appointed by the American Physical Society to lead the selection committee for the J.J. Sakurai Prize in Theoretical Particle Physics.
Eighteen years ago, a physicist and a materials scientist from different parts of the country were paired on a project for NASA involving the study of radiation. Their paths crossed again in 2008 as colleagues at Oklahoma State University.
On Thursday September 13th, 2018, the OSU Physics Department lost one of its beloved and most effective members of faculty. Dr. Paul Westhaus passed away in hospice care at Westhaven Nursing Home in Stillwater.
Physics graduate student Zihe Chen has been selected to receive an OSU Foundation Distinguished Graduate Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year. Zihe is a member of Dr. Yingmei Liu's Atomic, Molecular, and Optical physics group. The fellowship, sponsored by the OSU Foundation and Graduate College, recognizes outstanding graduate students and provides an annual $2,500 award for educational expenses.
ESPN College GameDay broadcast live from the OSU campus on November 4, 2017 prior to the OSU vs OU Bedlam football game. OSU Physics was on hand and our posters can be seen in these screen captures.
(STILLWATER, Okla., Oct. 6, 2017) – Five high energy physicists from the Oklahoma State University Department of Physics have secured a major grant from the U.S. Department of Energy worth $1.266 million to conduct fundamental research in elementary particle physics.
It is our pleasure to announce that Solmaz Bastani, a Physics PhD candidate in Dr. Jongmin Cho’s Medical Physics Laboratory, along with her teammates, MBA student Imran Salim and MSE student Misti Quirling, won first prize with their business idea in the Spears School of Business Pitch and Poster Competition.
Research at CERN has led to some of the largest and most significant discoveries in particle physics in human history, expanding mankind's understanding of space and time. In Stillwater, a team of Oklahoma State University scientists and students help push humanity's knowledge of reality forward.
Dr. Kaladi Babu, interim head of the Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University, has been named a distinguished scholar by the country's largest and most prominent particle physics laboratories.
Heinz Hall, who served as our Physics and Chemistry Instrument Shop Manager for 30 years, died peacefully at his home on December 23, 2016 at the age of 90 surrounded by family and friends. His obituary is available on the Strodhe Funeral Home website.
Recently Alisha Leach was recognized by the university for her achievements in completing the OSU Ambassador program. This is a nice honor, which resulted from Alisha's hard work for over a year and a half. She is now even more prepared to help students, faculty and staff and to represent OSU. Congratulations, Alisha!
Mario Borunda has been selected as one of the Emerging Leaders Under 40 by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Stillwater. He is one among eleven recognized with this award from a pool of over 60 nominees.
The OSU high energy physics experimenters took a break from their busy schedule of searching for new particles at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva (and occasionally finding one, as in the case of the Higgs boson in 2012) to immerse themselves in conveying the excitement of research to Oklahoma high school teachers.
Election to Fellowship in the APS is limited to no more than one half of one percent of membership and is peer recognition of outstanding contributions to physics. The citation, which will appear on the Fellowship Certificate, reads as follows: "For contributions to the theories of grand unification, supersymmetry, neutrino properties, and collider physics." Prof. Nandi's name and Fellowship citation will appear in the March 2006 issue of APS News.
Dr. William D. Phillips, Group Leader of the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group Atomic Physics Division at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), and recipient of the Physics Nobel Prize in 1997, will present a public lecture titled "Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe" on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 7:00 PM in NRC 106.
Dr. Stephen McKeever, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, and a team of researchers in physics were featured in both the Oklahoman and Tulsa World this week in stories about OSU-developed radiation measuring devices that were worn by astronauts during the recent Discovery Space Shuttle mission.
Dr. Clifford M. Will, Professor of Physics at Washington University, St. Louis will present a public lecture titled "Was Einstein Right?" on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 7:30 PM in NRC 106.