Oct 16

OU alumni launches hurricane measurements partnership

OU alumni and Board of Visitor A. T. Stair, founder/CEO of Tropical Weather Analytics, Inc (TWAI) and Chief Scientist of many space programs, has...

Oct 07

Alumni awarded prestigious postdoc in Norway

Former student Prachi Parashar has just started a prestigious postdoc at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, funded by a rather large...

Aug 25

New faculty members

The Department has been joined in the Fall by John Stupak and John Tobin as new assistant professors. Stupak is a new member of the...

Aug 14

Department will be housed in new physics complex

OU President David Boren announced on March 9 two lead gifts that will provide resources to construct a new academic building and research laboratory on...

Aug 02

OU permanent member of Apache Point Observatory

Following several years of effort and negotiation, OU is now a permanent member of the Apache Point Observatory (APO). Managed by the Astrophysical Research Consortium,...

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Star Party

Astronomy Journal Club

Oct 21, 2016 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 302 - Saloni Bhatiani

Faculty Research Seminar

Oct 26, 2016 6:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 303 - Profs. Kaib, Kilic, & Tobin

CMP Journal Club

Oct 27, 2016 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Vince Whiteside


Oct 27, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Chat Hull
The weak and the strong: understanding the different modes of magnetized star formation with cutting-edge…

CMP Seminar

Oct 28, 2016 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Hugh Churchill

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Featured Research: OU Astrophysicists Discover a Trio of Pulsating, Mixed-Atmosphere, Low-Mass White Dwarfs

A team of OU astrophysicists, lead by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Alexandros Gianninas, undergraduate student Brandon Curd, and Prof. Mukremin Kilic, recently discovered radial and non-radial pulsations in a trio of low-mass white dwarf stars. The initial analysis of these low-mass white dwarfs showed that their atmospheres, the topmost layer of the star, contained large amounts of helium mixed with hydrogen. Following these findings, detailed pulsation models were computed and they revealed that the large…

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