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  • Title: Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy - Univ. Okla.
    Descriptive info: .. OU Home.. Apply Now.. |.. Campus Links.. Homer L.. Dodge.. Dept.. of Physics.. Astronomy.. University of Oklahoma.. Home.. Graduate Students.. Prospective Students.. Current Students.. Undergraduate Students.. Departmental Research.. Astrophysics and Cosmology.. Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics.. Condensed Matter Physics.. Particle Physics.. People.. Faculty.. Postdocs.. Staff.. Alumni.. Board of Advisors.. Group Photo.. Research Experiences for Undergraduates Teachers.. Engineering Physics.. Facilities.. Machine Shop.. Computer.. Library.. Observatory.. Nielsen Hall.. Contacts.. Donate.. Apply to Department.. Calendar.. 11/28/2012.. 6:00 p.. m.. OU Public Star Party.. 11/29/2012.. 4:00 p.. Colloquium.. by Feng Liu.. 12/05/2012.. [more.. ].. News/Events.. Announcements.. CMP Seminar.. HEP Seminar.. Newsletter.. Welcome to the.. Department  ...   teachers who have distinguished themselves as leaders in industry and academia.. With its three degree programs (Physics, Astrophysics and Engineering Physics) our department is home to graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty members, research scientists, and staff with a wide range of interests.. If you have any questions, please feel free to.. contact.. us.. Research Highlight:.. Unfortunately, our research highlights require JavaScript.. Departmental:.. Contact Us.. Application Information.. College of Arts Sciences.. Last updated: Nov 5, 2012 by.. webmaster@nhn.. ou.. edu.. University-wide:.. Accessibility.. Terms of use.. Privacy policy.. Equal Opportunity Employer.. Copyright 1993-2012 The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, All Rights Reserved..

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  • Title: OU Physics and Astronomy
    Descriptive info: Information for Prospective Graduate Students.. Graduate Program at a Glance.. Recommended Course Sequence and Timeline.. Research Programs:.. Astrophysics:.. supernovae, cosmology, extragalactic astronomy, nucleosynthesis, observational astronomy.. Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Chemical Physics:.. Rydberg atoms, ultracold atoms and molecules, quantum optics, scattering, dimensional perturbation theory, precision spectroscopy.. High Energy Physics:.. quantum field theory, supersymmetric unification, collider experiments.. Condensed Matter Physics:.. nanostructures, scanning probe microscopy, semiconductor quantum wells, lasers, correlated electrons, spintronics, transport, nano/microelectronic devices, photovoltaics, materials science..  ...   Activities:.. OU Public star party.. Atomic Molecular Physics Journal Club.. Astronomy Journal club.. Life in Norman.. Application FAQ.. How to Apply.. Contacts:.. E-mail:.. grad@nhn.. for more information.. Call the Physics Department Office at (405) 325-3961 x36101.. Call us toll free at (800) 522-0772 ask for extension 36101.. Graduate Recruiting and Selection Committee.. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy.. The University of Oklahoma.. 440 W Brooks St.. Norman, OK 73019-2061.. USA.. Last updated: Nov 13, 2012 by..

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  • Title: OU Physics and Astronomy
    Descriptive info: Graduate Application Materials.. This page contains information and links to documents you need in order to apply to the graduate Physics and Astronomy program at the University of Oklahoma.. In order to view and complete the application and associated files for admission, you will need the.. Adobe Acrobat Reader.. Note that our PDF files will open in a separate window.. Your Application:.. Your application consists of the following:.. Physics and Astronomy Departmental Application.. OU Graduate Application for.. domestic.. or.. international.. applicants.. Your.. Statement of Purpose.. Three (3).. letters of recommendation.. (sent separately by your recommenders).. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended.. (sent directly by each institution).. GRE scores (see.. FAQ.. ).. Additional requirements for international students:.. Confidential Financial Statement (form included in OU Graduate Application for International Applicants).. TOEFL or IELTS scores (required for international applicants for whom English is your second language)..  ...   send all of your application materials directly to the address above.. Do not send any of your materials to another address.. If you are accepted and wish to enroll, we will cover the application processing fee.. Why can't you just apply electronically?.. We're trying to do you a favor.. If you apply using the graduate application website, you are required to pay their processing fee and it will also slow down our department's evaluation of your application! We are offering to evaluate your application without requiring you to pay the application fee.. However, if you still want to apply online, use this.. link to the graduate college.. , pay the fee, and then mail (or email) copies of ALL the forms (including the forms you submitted online) to the address above.. Do you have questions about applying? Try any of the following:.. Last updated: Oct 31, 2012 by..

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  • Title: Student Information
    Descriptive info: Information for Current Graduate Students.. We have the following pages which will be of special interest to current graduate students:.. Graduate studies program.. Graduate brochure.. Nielsen Prize.. Kalbfleisch Scholarship.. Graduate handbook.. (HTML).. (MS Word).. - this is also known as the Redbook.. Tutor list.. SPS.. - Society of Physics Students.. Job sites:..  ...   available for both.. astronomy.. physics.. You may wish to visit the.. OU catalog.. for more general information.. You can view our.. contact information.. if you have any questions or wish to download forms.. The 2011-12 Graduate Studies Committee members are: Kieran Mullen (chair), Jim Shaffer, Karen Leighly, Brad Abbott and Lloyd Bumm..

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  • Title: Undergraduate Studies
    Descriptive info: Undergraduate Studies.. We feel the following links will be of interest to undergraduates in the department:.. The Green Book.. - Undergraduate Studies Handbook.. Current Areas of Research.. - This link will take you to the page concerning current research by our faculty.. Clicking on a particular area of interest on that page will take you to more links about that research and the faculty web pages.. Karcher Undergraduate Scholarships.. COURSE OFFERINGS.. - The following links will provide information on courses offered in the department.. - This link will take you to current astronomy  ...   OU course catalog.. To open a window to OU's course enrollment system.. click here.. The link will open in a new window.. We have an awards ceremony each spring honoring our outstanding undergraduates in a variety of categories.. Many of these include a monetary award, including the.. Fowler Prize.. whose winners are listed on a plaque which is placed in our lobby and which is reproduced in the previous link.. The 2011-12 Undergraduate Studies committee members are: Mike Strauss (Honors), Bruce Mason (Physics Advisor), Yun Wang (Astrophysics Advisor), and Stu Ryan (Engineering Physics Advisor)..

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  • Title: Current Areas of Research
    Descriptive info: Current Areas of Research.. Faculty Research Interests:..

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  • Title: OU Physics and Astronomy
    Descriptive info: Astrophysics Faculty.. Eddie Baron.. David Branch.. John Cowan.. Xinyu Dai.. Richard Henry.. Mukremin Kilic.. Karen Leighly.. William Romanishin.. Yun Wang.. John Wisniewski.. Astrophysics Research.. Astrophysics Research at.. The members of the Astronomy and Astrophysics group.. are among the leaders of their chosen areas of research.. We are one of the largest astrophysics groups within a physics department in the country.. The research conducted in our group is interwoven and dynamic, with five complementary focus areas.. Supernovae.. are the explosions of dying stars.. But in their death they give clues to the size and fate of the universe.. More.. Source:.. Hubblesite.. org.. Our group is among the top few internationally in supernova research.. Baron.. Kilic.. are interested in the systematics of how supernovae explode and what kinds of stars lead to different supernovae.. Baron studies the spectra of the expanding supernova atmosphere to determine physical conditions and chemical abundances in the ejecta.. Kilic observes compact binary star systems that may lead to supernovae explosions.. Some of these binary systems are among the strongest gravitational wave sources known.. Dai.. studies the populations of gamma-ray bursts and their jet breaks.. We have set up a "supernova spectrum repository" - a Web site at which any astronomer can view all of the supernova spectra that we gather from observers.. This makes us the "headquarters" of supernova spectra.. Cosmological research.. in our group is anchored in observational data and aims at gaining a deep understanding of our universe.. Galaxy HUDF-JD2 From the Hubble Ultra Deep Field.. Wang.. 's research focuses on using cosmic microwave background anisotropy, galaxy redshift surveys and supernovae to determine the cosmological parameters that describe our universe, to probe the physics of the very early universe, and to study the dark energy in the universe.. Wang is a member of the Euclid Consortium, a Medium-class mission approved by the European Space Agency.. uses galaxy clusters to study the distribution of dark matter, the baryon fraction in clusters, and dark energy.. studies  ...   1-8 solar mass range reach the end of their evolution, they shed outer portions of their atmospheres.. The dying star left behind shrinks and gets hotter, and UV light from it causes the outer ring of gas to glow.. This "planetary nebula" makes it relatively easy to study the chemical makeup of the gas.. This image of NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula, was taken by Reginald Dufour of Rice University, using a CCD camera.. studies the chemical abundances of a variety of emission line objects with the goal of understanding stellar production rates and subsequent cosmic accumulation of elements such as C, N, O, Ne, S, and Ar.. studies the chemical composition of Earth-like planets around evolved stars by observing the remnants of such planets, debris disks.. Kilic uses white dwarf cosmochronology to measure the ages of the oldest stars in the Galactic disk and halo and to set limits on the age of the universe.. Observational astronomy.. is the solid foundation that supports all of our research.. Our astronomers use ground- and space-based observatories to study supernovae, supernoave progenitors and remnants, Active Galactic Nuclei, galaxy clusters, gravitational wave sources, extrasolar planets, and debris disks.. In 2011, our group has been awarded observing time on the ground-based MDM 2.. 4m, NASA IRTF 3m, MMT 6.. 5m, Gemini North and South 8m, Keck 10m, LBT 12m telescopes and the space-based Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.. We use our campus computer-controlled 16-inch telescope for student training and small research projects.. Computational physics.. studies on our 112 node Xserve cluster, at OU's OSCER super computer, at Argonne National Laboratory, at the National Energy Research Supercomputer Center (NERSC) in Berkeley are also ongoing in the areas of supernovae, cosmology, Galactic chemical evolution, active galactic nuclei, and nucleosynthesis.. Astronomy continues to be an exciting field with new ideas and new facilities emerging in the coming decade.. We welcome the chance to work with motivated and qualified graduate students..

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  • Title: OU Physics and Astronomy
    Descriptive info: Experimental Faculty.. Eric Abraham.. Alberto Marino.. Neil Shafer-Ray.. James Shaffer.. Theoretical Faculty.. Barbara Capogrosso-Sansone.. Michael A.. Morrison.. Gregory Parker.. Deborah Watson.. Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics.. Atomic and Molecular Physics at.. The Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Chemical Physics group.. studies the interactions between and the manipulation of atoms, molecules, electrons and photons at low temperatures and low energies.. Current specific research areas in theory and experiment include chemical reaction dynamics, the physics of ultra-cold atoms and molecules, the study of large N-particle systems using mathematical methods, the study of quantum phases and phase transitions in strongly correlated many-body atomic and molecular systems, collisions involving highly excited states of atoms and molecules, low-energy elastic and threshold inelastic scattering of charged particles, orientation and alignment effects, the determination of potential energy surfaces, the study of atoms in magnetic and optical fields, the precision measurement of fundamental constants, and the creation of more accurate and precise atomic clocks.. These topics touch on many of the most important problems in physics today, such as quantum computing and quantum simulations, tests of the standard model, quantum control, and the pursuit of ever better time and frequency standards.. A large fraction of our experimental work.. is carried out in laboratories in Nielsen Hall.. Students who choose to concentrate on experimental research work on cutting edge techniques with state-of the-art equipment,.. A novel supersonic molecular beam source designed and built at OU.. including all forms of electronics, vacuum systems, and lasers; fiber, non-linear, electro, and acousto-optics; frequency and temperature stabilization and control.. Narrow line width diode lasers are used for cooling and trapping; multiple pulsed dye lasers and pseudo continuous ultraviolet laser radiation are used in  ...   service, and industry.. Students choosing to focus on theoretical research.. have many options including formal mathematical topics, very accurate and well designed physical models and large scale computational physics.. Our theoretical research is at the forefront and covers a broad spectrum of current research areas (atomic physics, molecular physics, statistical physics, laser-matter interactions, chemical physics, and many-body strongly correlated systems).. Hyperspherical coordinates are well suited for treating rearrangement processes in the interaction region.. However, at large distances system the three sets of Jacobi coordinates are more appropriate.. Accurate numerical solutions require smooth analytic transformations from one set of coordinates to another.. Our computational facilities include an extensive network of powerful computer workstations, which are freely shared among members of the department.. When additional computational resources are needed the OU supercomputer was recently ranked as the 14th most powerful supercomputer at a U.. S.. academic institution.. These facilities are used in several experimental contexts and in theoretical research such as ongoing study of processes fundamental to electron-molecule scattering, ultracold collision physics, coherent-control, Rydberg molecules, and large scale Quantum Monte Carlo simulations of strongly correlated systems.. Since its inception.. , our group has been regularly funded by such sources as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the American Chemical Society, and the Department of Defense.. In addition, various members of the group participate in long-term collaborations with scientists from Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Latvia, Russia, the United Kingdom, and various laboratories and universities in the United States.. A highlight of the program is a regular, intensive agenda of visits and colloquia by outside members of the atomic, molecular and chemical physics community, including our many collaborators..

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  • Title: OU Physics and Astronomy
    Descriptive info: Lloyd Bumm.. Ryan Doezema.. John Furneaux.. Matthew Johnson.. Sheena Murphy.. Michael Santos.. Ian Sellers.. Bruce Mason.. Kieran Mullen.. Bruno Uchoa.. Condensed Matter Physics.. Condensed Matter Physics Research at.. Growing nanotechnology in Oklahoma, one atom at a time.. When a large number of atoms condense.. into a fluid or solid, behaviors emerge that are only indirectly related to the physics of the individual atoms.. Superconductivity is one such an emergent behavior, which could not be anticipated from even a detailed study of an isolated atom.. The goal of condensed matter physics is not only to measure and explain such emergent phenomena, but also to manipulate these properties to produce the novel effects we desire.. This allows us to both investigate fundamental physics and to develop commercially important applications.. A student in condensed matter physics.. must have a thorough understanding of both the microscopic quantum mechanics that underlies the system and the classical macroscopic theories of mechanics, electromagnetism, and statistical mechanics that describe its large scale behavior.. This broad background enables students to go on to careers in academia, government labs, and industry.. The condensed matter group.. encompasses semiconductor physics, soft-matter physics, and nanophysics.. A major focus of our group is the experimental and theoretical study of highly confined electron systems in artificially structured semiconductors and other low dimensional materials.. We cover all aspects of these systems from fundamental theory to device fabrication.. This group operates as part of the Center for Semiconductor Physics in Nanostructures (C-SPIN) one of the National Science Foundation's few Materials Research, Science and Engineering Centers.. C-SPIN is a multi-million dollar, interdisciplinary research collaboration between scientists at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Arkansas.. We have theoretical and experimental efforts in nano-scale semiconductor devices, spin transport in semiconductors and high-speed transistors.. In addition to semiconductor studies, the  ...   the growth of III-V and IV-VI semiconductors; several scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopes for high resolution imaging and patterning of atomic surfaces; a cleanroom for optical lithography and semiconductor processing; a thin-film laboratory for routine vapor deposition; low temperature ( 20 mK) and high magnetic field (15 T) facilities for optical and electrical studies; optical microscopes for single nanoparticle spectroscopy; a grazing angle infrared spectrometer for molecular spectroscopy of monolayers; full characterization techniques for solar cells analysis including a class-A solar simulator, an external quantum efficiency system with capacitance-voltage analysis equipment; and picosecond pulsed laser systems for our polymer studies.. Scanning electron and transmission electron microscopes are available in the Samuel Roberts Noble Electron Microscopy Laboratory and are routinely used by our students for their research.. The condensed matter theory group.. is interested in many areas of research including new quantum phases in strongly correlated systems, quantum criticality and transport in semiconductor and carbon nanoscale systems.. New quantum phases include such diverse examples as chiral edge states in topological insulators, novel superconducting condensates in carbon-based systems, and polarized arrays of quantum rings.. Quantum criticality refers to phase transitions driven by quantum fluctuations rather than temperature, such as those in Dirac materials like graphene, high temperature superconductors and possibly transition metal dichalcogenides.. The group's transport studies involve currents in heat, charge, energy, spin and pseudo-spin in mesoscopic systems in general.. In addition theory is an important partner to the above experimental efforts.. The faculty.. in condensed matter physics share appointments in the engineering physics program.. The engineering physicist provides the link between the pure scientist and the engineer by applying fundamental scientific theories to the solution of technological problems.. As the miniaturization of transistors, lasers, and memory elements continues, an understanding of their operation increasingly requires knowledge of the underlying physics..

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  • Title: OU Physics and Astronomy
    Descriptive info: Brad Abbott.. Phillip Gutierrez.. Patrick Skubic.. Michael Strauss.. Howard Baer.. Ronald Kantowski.. Chung Kao.. Kim Milton.. High Energy Particle Physics.. High Energy Physics Research at.. Discovered at mass = 126.. 5 GeV; it could be the Higgs boson!.. The High Energy Physics.. (HEP) group consists of four faculty members (.. Abbott.. ,.. Guttierrez.. Skubic.. Strauss.. ) who perform experimental research and four faculty members (.. Baer.. Kantowski.. Kao.. Milton.. ) who perform theoretical research, as well as several postdoctoral research fellows, and other personnel supporting research including a research scientist, an IT specialist, and an engineer.. OU HEP Experimental group.. The goals of the experimental high energy physics group.. are to search for new physics and to explore the predictions of the Standard Model to unprecedented accuracy.. In order to perform this research, we are involved in the DØ experiment at Fermilab (near Chicago) and the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.. While DØ continues to analyze data, the ATLAS detector, one of the premiere instruments for scientific discovery, is currently taking and analyzing data from the LHC.. The LHC and ATLAS are expected to run for many years and should offer insights into the structure and origin of the universe for decades to come.. The DØ experiment analyzes.. data taken at the Fermilab Tevatron which was produced by the world's highest energy proton antiproton collisions.. This data is being used to study the strong (QCD) and electroweak interactions through the decays of the produced particles and through their measured angular distributions.. Some of the recent results from the DØ experiment include the discovery of the top quark, a precision measurement of the W mass, and gluon radiation interference effects.. For the next few years new physics discoveries will continue to emerge from data taken by DØ.. The LHC is the highest energy.. proton-proton collider ever constructed.. It is currently operating at a collision energy of 8  ...   advanced silicon micro-strip detectors.. The excellent position resolution of silicon allows identification of short-lived particles and allows us to measure their properties.. OU HEP Theory group.. The theoretical group.. is studying perturbative and nonperturbative aspects of quantum field theory (QFT) and gauge theories.. A major focus of our HEP theory group.. is at the theory/experiment interface, called phenomenology.. Theorists are investigating QCD, the electroweak theory, and prospects for the detection of Higgs bosons at colliding beam machines such as the LHC and the future International Linear Collider.. We are also active in exploring physics ideas that go beyond the Standard Model, such as grand unified theories, supersymmetry, string theory and the possibility of extra spacetime dimensions.. Theorists in our group have been pioneers in calculating production and decay rates for new superparticle matter states at the LHC and other colliders.. We also examine ideas at the particle physics/cosmology interface, especially issues such as dark matter candidate particles and their production in the early universe, and dark matter detection at underground or space-based facilities.. QFT is the basic framework.. for the description of particle physics, as well as for many other areas of physics.. The calculations required today to solve field theories cannot be done by considering relatively small corrections (perturbations) to non-interacting theories of quarks and gluons, for example.. In particular, non-perturbative methods are essential to understand the phenomena of strong interactions.. Thus new mathematical methods are required, some of which are being developed in our group.. In addition to developing new types of perturbative expansions and approximation methods, as well as studying new types of quantum field theories, analytical calculations are being applied to a number of important particle physics topics: quantum chromodynamics, quantum electrodynamics, magnetic monopole physics, and the Casimir effect (vacuum fluctuations).. Andre Lessa.. One of our recent graduates.. , Andre Lessa, won the APS Sakurai prize for outstanding dissertation in theoretical particle physics, see.. the APS article..

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  • Title: People
    Descriptive info: People.. Faculty, postdocs, students and staff in our department.. In the following lists, each name is linked to the person's home page (if it exists) and each e-mail address is linked to use the 'mailto' reference.. If your browser is not configured to use mailto, you can use whatever e-mail program you do  ...   wish to contact a someone by regular mail or by phone, please see our.. Postdocs/Research Scientists.. We have some information and a partial listing for our.. alumni.. available.. We also have a.. departmental newsletter.. that you may wish to view.. Photo.. Each year we take a.. group photo.. which you are welcome to view..

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