Prof. John J. Tobin led a global team of researchers who discovered a rare triple star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Jan 24, 2017 12:30 pmNielsen Hall 103 - Mitch Yothers
Jan 26, 2017 4:00 pmNielsen Hall 170 - Billy Quarles
Jan 27, 2017 12:30 pmNielsen Hall 103 - Matt Clement and John Tobin
Feb 02, 2017 4:00 pmNielsen Hall 170 - Kevin Walsh
Feb 03, 2017 12:30 pmNielsen Hall 103 - Mustafa Dogruel and Francis MacInnis
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.