Feb 20

Wisniewski helps to validate sub-Neptunian size exoplanet

 A multi-university team of researchers, including OU's John Wisniewski, has validated that a candidate planet signal originally detected by the Kepler space telescope is...

Jan 24

Department holds successful Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP2020 @ OU) on January 17-19, 2020. The conference was attended by about 130...

Dec 19

Newsletter 2019

Dec 02

Bruce Mason wins APS Award on Physics Education

HLD Professor Bruce Mason was a recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Physics Education Award offered by the National Science Foundation. The award was shared with...

Nov 12

CQRT Director interviewed by KGOU

The CQRT director Alberto Marino was interviewed by KGOU at the inauguration of the Center for Quantum Technology. The area of quantum physics could generate...

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CMP Journal Club

Feb 27, 2020 12:30 pm

Lin Hall 105 - APS March Meeting Practice Talks


Feb 27, 2020 1:57 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 (Neal F. Lane Auditorium) - Qiyu Liang
Simulating the quantum world with ultracold atoms

Astronomy Journal Club

Feb 28, 2020 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Renae Wall


Mar 05, 2020 3:45 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 (Neal F. Lane Auditorium) - Holland Ford
Hubble Troubles: From the Space Shuttle Challenger Tragedy to Spherical Aberration

Astronomy Journal Club

Mar 06, 2020 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Kalee Anderson

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Featured Research: Watching Atoms Bang Together

Collisions between atoms are more complex than those between everyday objects, which typically just ricochet off one another. Thanks to the quirks of quantum mechanics, atoms can intertwine and pass through one another, leading to nonintuitive impact outcomes. To better understand atomic collisions, Qingze Guan of the University of Oklahoma in Norman and colleagues developed a way to watch two atoms crash together in 3D. Their initial experiments reveal the unmistakable hallmarks of quantum collisions. The team says that the setup could be used to monitor run-ins between several particles at…