Please join us for our annual OKPVRI Meeting & Symposium!
The Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University invites applications for our NSF-Funded REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program. A select number of undergraduate physics majors will experience an intense 10-week summer research program working with faculty researchers in the Department of Physics. A summer research stipend of $5,000 is provided. Review of applications starts on February 22, 2021. Applications received after this date will be reviewed until all positions are filled.
Sreekul Raj Rajagopal and Zulfidin Khodzhaev have been made CIE Scholars. The Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Scholars program is a distinguished initiative developed to recognize and engage the top graduate students at OSU.
The High Energy Physics group received $1.761M DOE grant to conduct research on a wide range of elementary particle interactions. The group consists of three theorists, Dr. Babu, Dr. Goncalves and Dr. Ismail, and three experimentalists, Dr. Haley, Dr. Khanov and Dr. Rizatdinova. We would like to congratulate our young colleagues Dr. Gocalves and Dr. Ismail with their very first funding they received less than in a year after joining our Department.
Dave McIlroy has received a grant from the Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research, to study the fundamental properties of hybrid metamaterials consisting of gold mesoscopic structures and wide band
Update: Dr. Babu was also recently featured in CAS News highlighting this award.
Dr. Kaladi Babu, Regents Professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Bryans, director of Budget and Asset Management and chief budget officer, took top honors as Oklahoma State University recognized the achievements of faculty, staff and administrators at the University Awards Convocation Wednesday at the OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center in Stillwater.
College of Arts and Science Convocation recently awarded service pins to some of our own in the Physics department.
Congratulations to Dr. Peter O. Shull for receiving his 35 year pin, Melissa Edwards for receiving her 15 year pin,
and Dr. Yingmei Liu for receiving her 10 year pin.
Becoming a faculty member in a premium research institute is a dream for many graduate students. Recently such a dream became true for Dr. Sandip Kaledhonkar, an OSU Physics PhD in the field of biophysics.
Physicists in Dr. Yingmei Liu’s research group at Oklahoma State University have made the first experimental observations of few-body non-equilibrium spin dynamics in an ultra-cold spinor Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) confined by cubic optical lattices.
Congratulations to Dipendra Bhandari for becoming a Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Scholar! He will receive $2,000 scholarship and learn how to translate technologies to commercial applications through a course and practices.
Dr. Yingmei Liu’s research group has received a 3-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which supports the experimental study of novel quantum phase transitions and non-equilibrium dynamics in a lattice-confined spinor Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC)
Prof. Peter Shull presented a selection of pictures for us to view and discuss together, spanning everything from the Moon to black holes to the Universe at large. He presented an overview of work in astronomy at Oklahoma State University and discussed the OSU astronomical observatory, home of the state’s main research telescope; the observatory’s observational methods, plans and goals; and efficient outdoor lighting practices.
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.