News

Jan 29

Alum Berdis wins prestigious NASA Fellowship

Physics & Astronomy undergraduate alumnus Jodi Berdis recently won a prestigious NASA Jenkins Fellowship, described in more detail here.  Congrats Jodi!!

Jan 25

Neal Lane publishes op-ed piece in NYT

Neal Lane, a member of the department's Board of Visitors, recently coauthored an op-ed article in the New York Times. The piece alludes to the...

Jan 10

Lecture series will take attendees to the stars

Like many things worth observing in astronomy, the University of Oklahoma is bringing back a lecture series that seemed to dazzle the last time around....

Sep 14

Newsletter 2017

Aug 18

HLD faculty will be interviewed by CNN

OU Professor and VIDA Fellow Ferah Munshi will be interviewed live on "CNN's Eclipse of the Century" alongside former astronaut Mark Kelly on Monday August 2...

More News...

Events

Calendar
Colloquium
HEP Seminar
CMP Seminar
Astronomy Journal Club
CMP Journal Club
Faculty Research Seminar
Postcards from the Universe
Public Lecture
Special Event
Star Party

Colloquium

Feb 22, 2018 4:00 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER - Gregory Rudnick
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Postcards from the Universe

Feb 22, 2018 7:00 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER - Dr. Greg Rudnick
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Astronomy Journal Club

Feb 23, 2018 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Malia Jenks & Hora Mishra

CMP Journal Club

Mar 01, 2018 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - APS Attendees

Colloquium

Mar 01, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Olivier Pfister
Toward quantum computing over the rainbow: entangling the quantum optical frequency comb

More Events...
Research Figure

Featured Research: Discovering Planets in Extragalactic Galaxies Using Microlensing

A University of Oklahoma astrophysics team has discovered for the first time a population of planets beyond the Milky Way galaxy. Using microlensing—an astronomical phenomenon and the only known method capable of discovering planets at truly great distances from the Earth among other detection techniques—OU researchers were able to detect objects in extragalactic galaxies that range from the mass of the Moon to the mass of Jupiter.

Xinyu Dai, professor in the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, OU College of Arts and Sciences, with…