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Aug 26

CQRT hiring multiple faculty: applications due by October 20

The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for five faculty appointments in the areas of...

Jul 30

OU physicists awarded European Physics Society prize

The CDF and DZero collaborations, the latter of which includes several current and former OU physicists, were awarded the 2019 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize...

Jul 29

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

CUWiP, also known as Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, is an annual conference series that has been running since 2006. Since its start, conference participation...

May 23

Schwettmann wins NSF Career Award

OU Physics Professor Arne Schwettmann is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development Program) Award for research on ultra cold...

May 01

Professor Kaib to Record Planetary Radio Live with Bill Nye

OU astrophysics professor Dr Nathan Kaib will be taking part in a recording of Planetary Radio Live with Bill Nye on May 8 3-4:30pm at...

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Oct 23, 2019 6:00 pm

Lin Hall 105 - Profs. Strauss & Stupak

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Oct 24, 2019 1:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Sergio Chacon

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Oct 24, 2019 3:45 pm

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Oct 25, 2019 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Elizabeth Ellithorpe

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Oct 30, 2019 6:00 pm

LinHall 105 - Profs. Blume, Mullen, a& Uchoa

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Featured Research: An OU Study Explains Why Mars Growth Stunted by Early Giant Planetary Instability

A University of Oklahoma astrophysics team explains why the growth of Mars was stunted by an orbital instability among the outer solar system's giant planets in a new study on the evolution of the young solar system. The OU study builds on the widely-accepted Nice Model, which invokes a planetary instability to explain many peculiar observed aspects of the outer solar system. An OU model used computer simulations to show how planet accretion (growth) is halted by the outer solar system instability. Without it, Mars possibly could have become a larger, habitable planet like Earth.

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