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At about 1:30 a.m. this morning the server lost a critical disk containing user files. We are rebuilding the disk using backups taken at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. We hope to have OHSTPY back in service sometime Thursday afternoon. For many users the downtime will cause a daylong...[More]

2006 Physics Magazine now available

The 2006 Physics Magazine has just been printed and sent to alumni and friends of the Department of Physics. A PDF version is also available here.


OSU Physics ANITA team on the Ross Ice Shelf

Ryan Nichol (former postdoc, now a Royal Society Fellow and Lecturer at University College London), Prof. James Beatty, and graduate research associate Kim Palladino are working on preparing the experiment behind them for a long duration balloon flight over the Antarctic ice sheet. ANITA is designed to detect the...[More]

OSU Postdoctoral researcher to Receive 2007 APS Dissertation Award

Magdalena Djordjevic, who is a postdoctoral researcher at OSU Physics Department, will receive the 2007 Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics, awarded by the American Physical Society (


Reception to honor Epstein: November 6

The Department of Physics will have an informal reception on Monday, November 6, from 4-5 p.m. in the Physics Research Building Atrium to celebrate Art Epstein, Distinguished University Professor of Physics and Chemistry, being named a winner of the American Physical Society's 2007 McGroddy Prize.


Scientists Get Best Look Ever at Water/Life Connection

Even though water is the essential element for life, no one has ever seen exactly how water molecules interact with proteins - until now. Researchers led by OSU physicist Dongping Zhong revealed these interactions for the first time, and report the results in the current issue of the Proceedings of...[More]


PASCOS 2006 will be the 12th in the series of interdisciplinary symposia on particle physics, string theory and cosmology. In recent years, PASCOS 2005 was hosted by Seoul National University and was held in Gyeongju, S. Korea, May 30 - June 4, 2005; while PASCOS 2004,...[More]

Heinz selected to Brookhaven advisory committee

Ulrich Heinz, professor of physics, has been chosen to serve for three years (Aug. 1, 2006 to July 31, 2009) on the High Energy and Nuclear Physics Program Advisory Committee at Brookhaven National Laboratory. This international external committee advises the lab on how to optimize the use of their facilities. ...[More]

American Vacuum Society to Honor Brillson

Leonard Brillson, professor and internationally known expert in electronic materials at the OSU Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics, will receive the 2006 Gaede-Langmuir Award for Scientific and Technological Achievement from the AVS Science and Technology Society during next fall's annual AVS meeting in San Francisco. AVS is...[More]

2006 Nobel Laureate Lectures

Please mark your calendars for Friday, June 9, 2:00 p.m. Two Nobel Prize winners, Dr. Alan J. Heeger, University of California, Santa Barbara and Dr. Alan G. MacDiarmid, University of Pennsylvania and University of Texas at Dallas, will be presenting seminars in room 1080 Physics Research Building, 191 W....[More]

Annual Physics Picnic

The annual Physics Picnic is this Thursday, May 25 @ 11:30a in the Official PRB Picnic Grounds, just east of the Vernier Commons. Dept of Physics faculty, staff, post-docs, grad students, undergrad majors, lecturers, and official visitors are invited. Physics Pfood and Pfun are free to all invitees. Additionally,...[More]

Undergraduate Physics Award Ceremony

The Undergraduate Studies Committee Cordially Invites Undergraduate Majors, Parents, Friends and Physics Faculty and Staff to the Annual Undergraduate Physics and Engineering Physics Awards Reception Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. in the Atrium of The Physics Research Building. Refreshments will be provided.


Gary Steigman/CCAPP conference: May 17-19

On May 17-19 the new Ohio State Initiative in Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (CCAPP) will host "Fundamental Astro-Particle Physics" a conference in honor of Gary Steigman's 65th birthday and his founding contributions to the field. There will be a CCAPP distinguished lecture by Professor Lawrence M. Krauss (Case Western) followed...[More]

Kovchegov wins Sackler Prize

Yuri Kovchegov, assistant professor of physics, won the 2006 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, which is administered by Tel Aviv University. He shares the $40,000 prize equally with Thomas Glasmacher, an experimental physicist at Michigan State University. The field in which the Sackler Prize is awarded...[More]

Take a Daughter to Work Day

Thursday, April 27, 2006


Undergraduate Opportunities in Physics

Brian Krancevic is an undergraduate physics major working with the Ohio Center for Technology and Science (OCTS). He is seen here with Governor Taft at the Ohio Nanotechnology Summit April 4-5 2006, which the OCTS coordinated. As part of Brian's undergraduate research experience he attended and helped to...[More]

Deadline for the Denman Undergraduate Research forum approaching

Deadline ExtendedFriday, April 7 is the deadline for the submitting an abstract for the Denman Undergraduate Research forum. All MAPS students planning to submit an abstract for the MAPS research forum planned for Wednesday, May 10 from 3-6 in the atrium of the Physics Research Building should also submit an...[More]

2005 Physics Magazine now available

The 2005 Physics Magazine has just been printed and sent to alumni and friends of the Department of Physics. A PDF version is also available here. The magazines will be distributed to the department around April 7.


Smith Lecture: May 4 - UPDATE: Now Online!

The 2006 Alpheus Smith Lecture was held on Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m. in 131 Hitchcock Hall. This year, the Department of Physics welcomed Wolfgang Ketterle, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics and the John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics, Research Laboratory for Electronics, MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms,...[More]

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