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Oct 26

OU-Led Team Discovers Rare, Newborn Tri-Star System

Prof. John J. Tobin led a global team of researchers who discovered a rare triple star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral...

Oct 25

Department accepted to join APS Bridge Program

The Department has been accepted to join the APS Bridge Program, which seeks to increase the number of physics PhDs awarded to underrepresented minority students,...

Oct 21

OU Astronomers Team with Citizen Scientists to Discover a Rare Circumstellar Disk

A team led by a University of Oklahoma astronomy graduate student Steven Silverberg discovered a rare and surprising new circumstellar disk: the oldest of its...

Oct 16

OU alumnus launches hurricane measurements partnership

OU alumnus 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

Alumna 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...

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Star Party

CMP Journal Club

Jan 24, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Mitch Yothers

Colloquium

Jan 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Billy Quarles
Instabilities in the Early Solar System due to a Self-gravitating Disk

Astronomy Journal Club

Jan 27, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Matt Clement and John Tobin

Colloquium

Feb 02, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Kevin Walsh
Terrestrial Planet Formation with Fragmentation and a Dissipating Nebula

Astronomy Journal Club

Feb 03, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Mustafa Dogruel and Francis MacInnis

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Featured Research: Rare, Newborn Tri-Star Discovered

A rare triple star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral structure was discovered by a University of Oklahoma-led research team. Recent observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array—a revolutionary observatory in northern Chile, commonly known as ALMA—resulted in the discovery, lending support for evidence of disk fragmentation—a process leading to the formation of young binary and multiple star systems. Until ALMA, no one had observed a tri-star system forming in a disk like the one discovered by the OU team.

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