Congratulations to our Oklahoma State University chapter of SPS which has earned the designation of a Society of Physics Students Notable Chapter!
The accomplishment will be listed on the Outstanding Chapter Award page of the SPS website and in the winter issue of The SPS Observer.
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
Sreekul Rajagopal has been awarded the Robberson Summer Dissertation Fellowship for 2020 as well as the 2020 Graduate Dean's Certificate for 360º Critical Skills for Career Success.
Congratulations to Sreekul Rajagopal on winning the GPSGA 2020 Phoenix Award.
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.
Dr. Turgut’s research group has received a 2-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a half-year NASA Research Initiation Grant.
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.
The Oklahoma State University Physics Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) Program is in the business of making new Cowboys.
Congratulations to this year's award recipients, scholarship recipients, and graduates!
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.
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.
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.
Our amazing group at the Women in Physics Luncheon. For more information on Women in Physics go to: https://www.aps.org/programs/women/.
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.