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OCTS workshop January 5-7, 2005

The Ohio Center for Theoretical Science hosts its second workshop - "Gravitational Lensing, Dark Matter, and Dark Energy" - January 5-7, 2005. The goals of this workshop are to assess the current constraints on the nature of dark matter and dark energy from strong and weak gravitational lensing and...[More]

Beacom’s Research Recently Discussed in Several Publications

John Beacom, assistant professor of physics, has had his research mentioned in the media several times recently. His research has been:


Annual Physics Open House for High School Students

On Saturday, November 6, 2004, the Department of Physics will again welcome Ohio high school students, their parents and teachers to the 2004 Physics Open House. This annual event gives students from around the state an opportunity to become acquainted with faculty from the Department and investigate the physics...[More]

Ohio Center for Theoretical Science Workshop

The Ohio Center for Theoretical Science will host its first workshop which is on the "Quantum Theory of Black Holes" September 17-19 in Bale access grid room at the Ohio Supercomputer Center. A detail program can be found at


Herbst Selected Centenary Lecturer

Eric Herbst, Distinguished University Professor, has been chosen to be one of the Centenary Lecturers of the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom for 2004-2005. Herbst will be visiting six universities and there will also be a special symposium in his honor at Leeds.


Three Faculty Members Honored by APS

Gary Steigman (center), professor of physics and astronomy, and Art Epstein (left), Distinguished University Professor in the Departments of Physics and Chemistry, were awarded the "William Fowler Award for Distinguished Research" from the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society. The award is named for William Fowler, a 1935...[More]

Ohio Section of APS Awards

Gary Steigman, professor of physics and astronomy, and Art Epstein, Distinguished University Professor in the Departments of Physics and Chemistry, were awarded the "William Fowler Award for Distinguished Research" from the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society. The award is named for William Fowler, a 1935 graduate of...[More]

Faculty Member Awarded Memorial Lectureship

Dr. Mike Lisa gave the 2004 Sambamurti Memorial Lectureship, on Wednesday, July 28, at Brookhaven National Lab. The Lectureship is awarded yearly to a young (under 40) high energy or heavy ion experimentalist of outstanding achievement. The lecture, which should describe the work for which the lecturer is being honored,...[More]

Denes Molnar Wins Award for Talk

Denes Molnar won the Klaus Kinder-Geiger Award for Best Talk at the Hot Quarks 2004 workshop on relativistic heavy-ion physics. The workshop took place July 18-25, 2004, in Taos Valley, New Mexico, with over 70 participants from Europe, Japan, and the United States.


Klaus Honscheid Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Professor Klaus Honscheid was honored at a March 30 ceremony with an Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. You can read Dr. Honscheid's bio here.


Anthony Leggett to Present Annual Smith Lecture

The 42nd Annual Smith Lecture features Dr. Anthony J. Leggett, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics. He has been a faculty member at Illinois since 1983. He is widely recognized as a world leader in the theory of low-temperature...[More]

Congratulations Tom Weisgarber

Please congratulate Tom Weisgarber for receiving a prestigious Goldwater Fellowship. Ohio State nominated four students. Only 310 awards are given nationally to undergraduate sophomores and juniors. Tom is a junior Engineering Physics major working for Professor Van Woerkom on high intensity laser ionization of atoms. ...[More]

2003 Physics Magazine Available Online

"Ohio State Physics", our annual magazine distributed to alumni and friends of the department is now available online! Regular features such as the letter from the chair, research and award highlights, plus development and special alumni events, are all available. Should you have questions or want a magazine mailed...[More]


Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne may owe John Preskill a set of encyclopedias.


Annual Physics Winter Party

The annual Physics Winter Party was held this year on Saturday Evening, January 24 at the Fawcett Center on the OSU Campus. This year's theme was "A Physics Prom". Highlights of the evening included dinner, installation of new Sigma Pi Sigma members, music by the Don Sutton Orchestra, and a...[More]

Alumnus featured on Development Web Site

Michael Valentino, 1934 graduate in the Department of Physics, has recently pledged $500,000 to honor his late wife, and his mother, with the Angela Marie and Mary Frances Valentino Physics Academic Achievement Scholarship Fund. Read more about his gift at


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