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Sep 11

Ferah Munshi and Dan White Join HLD Faculty

The faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be joined in the fall by two new members, Ferah Munshi, who will be the...

Aug 15

OK-LSAMP students spend summer at NASA Glenn Research Center

Physics & Astronomy students Logan Abshire and Tristan Thrasher recently returned from a summer (2018) spent performing research on the effects of high irradiation environments on...

Aug 09

Facebook page with “Alumni and friends” group launched

The HLD department of Physics and Astronomy has launched a new Facebook page. Please feel free to LIKE it (link below) and email the link...

Aug 08

Lin Hall to be Dedicated in the Fall

The celebration and dedication of The Homer L. Dodge Physics Complex and Lin Hall will take place Oct. 12 and 13 2018. The activities will begin with a...

Aug 06

Marino wins NSF CAREER grant

OU physics professor Alberto Marino is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development Program) Award in the amount of $500,000. Alberto...

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Featured Research: OU Physicist Developing Quantum-Enhanced Sensors for Real-Life Applications

A University of Oklahoma physicist, Alberto M. Marino, is developing quantum-enhanced sensors that could find their way into applications ranging from biomedical to chemical detection. In a new study, Marino’s team, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, demonstrates the ability of quantum states of light to enhance the sensitivities of state-of-the-art plasmonic sensors. The team presents the first implementation of a sensor with sensitivities considered state-of-the-art and shows how quantum-enhanced sensing…