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Undergraduate volunteers from the Department of Physics took some of their favorite kid-friendly demonstrations to share with families at the annual Family Science Night at Franklin School, Corvallis, on January 25th. The demonstrations included exploding balloons in a vacuum chamber, the dielectric breakdown of air, target practice with a vortex cannon, rainbow effects with diffraction… Continue reading
Prof. David McIntyre of the Department of Physics, andMarisa Chappell of the School of History, Philosophy and Religion (SHPR) have been named the 2018 Honors College Eminent Professors. Theaward recognizes faculty for outstanding teaching, research and undergraduate mentorship. David McIntyre has been teaching physics at Oregon State since 1989, after earning his B.S. from the… Continue reading
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Trio Receives Prestigious Scialog Award To Study Collective Cancer Cell Dynamics A cancerous tumor has cells that act as leaders as the tumor invades and degrades the bodys extracellular matrix, a collection of molecules secreted by healthy cells that provides for their structural and biochemical support. Little is known about how cancer cells become leader… Continue reading
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Physics Dept. Head, Heidi Schellman has been chosen as Chair of Commission of Commission 11 of the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) IUPAP is an international organization formed in 1922 with the mission to assist in the worldwide development of physics, to foster international cooperation in physics, and to help in the… Continue reading
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The work of OSU physics graduate student Lee Aspitarte was featured as a Scientific Highlight on the American Institute of Physics website. Lee’s recent experiments in Ethan Minot’s lab provide new insights about nanoscale pn-junctions.Nanoscale pn-junctions are a promising technology for maximizing the efficiency of light-to-electricity conversion.
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