News

Aug 02

Solar Eclipse Viewing on the South Oval

Lunar Sooners will be hosting a solar eclipse viewing for the August 21st eclipse on the South Oval of campus from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Two...

Aug 01

HLD members to be Interviewed on Discover Oklahoma

Professor Nate Kaib and graduate student Matt Clement will be interviewed on the weekly television show Discover Oklahoma. They will be answering questsions on "Great...

Jul 28

Doerte Blume and Kuver Sinha join faculty

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to welcome Kuver Sinha and Doerte Blume as new faculty members. Kuver is the new assistant professor...

Jun 02

OU student named astronaut scholar

HDL student Matthew Peters has been named one of the 2017/18 Astronaut Scholars of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). This scholarship recognizes an elite group of...

May 22

Alison Roeth Named Goldwater Scholar

University of Oklahoma honors student Alison Roeth has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar. The prestigious scholarship is awarded on the basis of potential and intent...

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Events

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Colloquium
HEP Seminar
CMP Seminar
Astronomy Journal Club
CMP Journal Club
Faculty Research Seminar
Public Lecture
Special Event
Star Party

Colloquium

Aug 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - No colloquium - 1st week of classes

Colloquium

Sep 07, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - John Wisniewski
TBD

Colloquium

Sep 28, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Alberto Marino
TBD

Colloquium

Oct 12, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Ivan Deutsh
TBD

Colloquium

Oct 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Giles Eperon
TBD

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Research Figure

Featured Research: Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

OU Professor Xinyu Dai, in collaborarion with a group of Astronomers, has watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to go looking for remnants of the vanquished star, only to find that it disappeared out of sight. It went out with a whimper instead of a bang. The star, which was 25 times as massive as our sun, should have exploded in a very bright supernova. Instead, it fizzled out—and then left behind…

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