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Basketball spots feature Distinguished University Professor

The Ohio State University will feature research and outreach stories in special half time spots throughout the basketball season. This month, Arthur Epstein, Distinguished University Professor in the Departments of Physics and Chemistry, and his research group, were featured during the following games:

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Timelapse Movie of Construction Progress

A new movie detailing the last year's progress of construction of the Physics Research Building is available! The time period covered is December 2002 through November 2003. The movie is approximate 1 minute 30 seconds in duration and 13MB in size. You can view the movie directly...[More]


2004 Physics Academic Achievement Scholarship

The Physics Department will be offering one scholarship equal to the full cost of in-state tuition for four years to one student planning to major in physics or engineering physics at Ohio State. This scholarship competition is open to any high-school senior applying to Ohio State who has expressed...[More]


2003 Physics Department Open House

November 1, 2003 --- Mark your calendars!!

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Report from the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics

The final report by the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics is available here.

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Celebrate Women in Physics!

On August 19, all of the women in the physics department, as well as friends of the department, enjoyed a wonderful lunch catered by one of Columbus's finest chefs, Alana Shock, owner of Alana's Restaurant. Bunny Clark, Distinguished University Professor of physics, hosted the luncheon. Dr. Clark sponsors similar events...[More]


Mars at Opposition

Wednesday, August 27, Mars reached opposition, which means that the Sun, Earth and Mars roughly lie along a straight line. Mars subtended 25 arc seconds in the sky at this time. Note the south polar ice cap (water and carbon dioxide ice) visible in the picture.

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Plastics Patents Licensed for Commercial Production

On Wednesday August 13, officials from BTG International, Inc. and Taiwan’s Union Chemical Laboratories (UCL) of the Industrial Technology Research Institute signed an agreement to jointly develop technology created and patented by Arthur J. Epstein, Distinguished University Professor in the departments of physics and chemistry.

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Ohio State Physics Students at the State Fair Friday, August 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Members of Sigma Pi Sigma are at the 2003 Ohio State Fair as part of their newly-developed outreach program, Physics Outreach To Our Neighbors (PHOTON). These dedicated physics students are trying to spread interest in physics among the general public, especially children. In a booth set up in the Lausche...[More]


2003 Take a Daugher to Work Day

The 2003 Take a Daughter to Work Day was Thursday, April 24. The Department of Physics put on one of the 50 campus wide workshops and hands-on learning sessions. Physics graduate student Homeyra Sadaghiani provides her impressions of the day:

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Distinguished Physics Faculty

Two faculty recently have been recognized by the University for distinguished scholarship and teaching: Professor Eric Braaten received the University Distinguished Scholar Award, and Professor Samir Mathur was awarded the Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award.

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Howard Dyke Retires

Howard Dyke retired June 30, 2003 after more than 35 years of service to The Ohio State University Department of Physics.

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New Interim Senior Associate Vice President for Research

Professor Robert J. Perry will begin serving as Interim Senior Associate Vice President for Research on July 1, 2003. Dr. Perry is a Professor of Physics and is currently an Associate Dean in the College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. He has been an OSU faculty member since 1987, served...[More]


Physics Faculty Member Named Outstanding Scholar

Assistant Professor Sabine Jeschonnek, Lima Regional Campus, has won the "Outstanding Scholar Award" for the Lima Campus. She joined the Ohio State faculty in the fall of 2001 and has already been awarded an NSF grant, "Quark-gluon and hadronic degrees of freedom in few-body systems." In addition, she serves as...[More]


2003 Spring Picnic

The 2003 version of the Department of Physics Spring Picnic will be held Thursday, May 22, 2003 at the Smith Park, about 100 yards west of Smith Lab, just off 19th Ave.

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Department of Physics Distinguished Alumni Award

Join us at the Faculty Club for the Distinguished Alumni Award!

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Faculty Member Named Distinguished University Professor

Eric Herbst, Professor in the Department of Physics, has been named a Distinguished University Professor, the highest title that the university can bestow on a faculty member, and a title that will remain with him throughout his career. Provost Ed Ray presented the award to Dr. Herbst during a surprise...[More]


Riccardo Giacconi to speak at Annual Smith Lecture

The public is invited to hear Professor Riccardo Giacconi, 2002 Nobel prizewinner in physics, at the Annual Smith Lecture in the Department of Physics on May 8, 2003, at 8:00 p.m. in 131 Hitchcock Hall. His talk, "X-ray Visions of the Universe."

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2003 Goldwater Scholarship Winner

Jason Randel, majoring in Engineering Physics, has been awarded a 2003 Goldwater Scholarship. Jason has a perfect 4.0 GPA and is currently working with Professor Tom Humanic's group.

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2003 Smith Scholarship Winners

Matt Maeder, Brett Underwood, Kyle Walker, and Tom Weisgarber (L to R) are the winners of the 2003 Alpheus W. and Adah B. Smith Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award. This award is presented annually to support the research activities of undergraduate students. Matt Maeder and Tom Weisgarber are working...[More]


Professor Gary Steigman Elected to APS Post

Gary Steigman, professor of Physics and Astronomy was recently elected Vice Chair of the American Physical Society's Forum on International Physics. The FIP is a voluntary association of APS members who are particularly interested in the international aspects of physics. Prominent among the activities of the FIP is the encouragement...[More]


ALERT!! COLLOQUIUM RESCHEDULED

The colloquium scheduled for today (Tuesday, Feb. 4) has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 5) at 9:30AM in Smith 1094.

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Annual Winter Party

Thankfully, our Annual Winter Party is upon us. No more Saturday nights watching reruns of THE game, eating mom's month-old Christmas cookies.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates

Pending approval by the NSF, the Ohio State Physics Department will be sponsoring an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program again this summer. For more information click here.

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