Professor Bruno Uchoa was recently awarded with the Ted and Cuba Webb Presidential Professorship. The Presidential Professorships were established to recognize those faculty members...
In a recent tribute to OU faculty, HLD faculty Mike Santos and Matt Johnson received a Patent Award for their work in helping develop a...
The department of Physics and Astronomy will host a Retirement Banquet and Alumni Reunion on Saturday May 06. The reunion will honor some of the faculty...
A group of undergraduate and graduate students, led by OU Astronomy Professor John Tobin constructed a 10 foot radio telescope on the the roof...
Prof. John J. Tobin led a global team of researchers who discovered a rare triple star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral...
Apr 27, 2017 4:00 pmNielsen Hall 170 - Timothy Beers
Apr 28, 2017 2:30 pmNielsen Hall 103 - Lisa Simpson
May 04, 2017 4:00 pmNielsen Hall 170 - Sarah Gallagher
May 05, 2017 2:30 pmNielsen Hall 103 - Todd Otanicar
May 06, 2017 6:00 pmSam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Featured Research: Rare, Newborn Tri-Star Discovered
A rare triple star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral structure was discovered by a University of Oklahoma-led research team. Recent observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array—a revolutionary observatory in northern Chile, commonly known as ALMA—resulted in the discovery, lending support for evidence of disk fragmentation—a process leading to the formation of young binary and multiple star systems. Until ALMA, no one had observed a tri-star system forming in a disk like the one discovered by the OU team.