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The Physics Department at Oregon State University stands with the Black community. The continued murders of Black people by police are a consequence of long-standing, unacceptable social and economic systems that dehumanize people, particularly the Black community. We recognize that the academy, and our department by extension, is complicit in these structures of racism. The conspicuous… Continue reading
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Physics students and faculty are well-represented in the College of Science 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Awards. These awards provide 11-week employment in the summer for students, though this year, because of closures during the covid-19 pandemic, the research may have to be stretched out over the academic year. This years physics student awardees… Continue reading
Three OSU Physics alums are among 2,046 graduate students nationwide to receive the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program award that pays stipend and partial tuition for 3 years. Congratulations to all three! See the Impact article from the College of Science for some more details about other College of Science GRFP recipients. Mirek Brandt (BS… Continue reading
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OSU Astronomer in Residence, Senior Physics Instructor and man-about-Corvallis Randall Milstein has been featured by Samaritan Hospital in an article and a huge billboard on OR34. See https://www.samhealth.org/randallm for the full article. You can meet Randy in person in Physics 104 (Descriptive Astronomy), the class he teaches to hundreds of students every term at Oregon… Continue reading
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In December 2019, Associate Prof. Bo Sun received the Richard T. Jones New Investigator Award from the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon for his work on the biophysics of collective behavior in cells. For more details on the award see the MRF awards site and the longer College of Science IMPACT article about Bo’s work.… Continue reading
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8/23/2020: Where is my class? We are still working on final decisions about class locations but for now, all introductory (100/200 level) Physics courses will be taught remotely. PH411 (electronics) and some graduate classes may have an on-campus component. Please contact the instructor if you have questions about these classes as we plan to accommodate remote students.
See University pages for general information
7/31/2020: Limited training may be possible in some circumstances. See draft of best practices for training document.
7/20/2020: Updated COVID-19 Physics/Weniger guidelines for those using Weniger Hall. Please also see College of Science Resumption Plan and OSU Resumption Plan. People needing 1 time access should contact the Dept. Head for permission.
7/6/2020: Per order of the Governor of the State of Oregon, face coverings are required in the building. Face coverings for those who have mislaid theirs are available in Wengier 301.
6/18/2020: Limited occupancy of Weniger is allowed for those with approved Resumption Plans. Adherence to the guidelines, including sign up for time and logging of hours on a group calendar is required. Face coverings are required in Wengier Hall. An All-Hands Zoom meeting was held to discuss.
6/5/2020: Phased return to Research: OSU's Research Office has issued guidelines about a possible phased return to on-campus research at its Keep Researching website. Physics faculty who plan to conduct such research have submitted plans for approval. Such research is opt-in only. They have developed guidelines for research in Weniger Hall that prioritize the health and safety of researchers. The guidelines are here, and any member of the R2R (Return to Research) working group, listed on the guidelines, welcomes your feedback.
As of 4/4/2020 : Weniger Hall is Closed! Do not enter the building.
Update from the Head in the Spectrometer
The Physics Department is operating remotely.
All Spring courses will be delivered remotely via Zoom and Canvas for the full quarter. Labs will be delivered remotely. Check the Canvas page for your course for details
We are running a reduced Colloquium and Seminar schedule this quarter through Zoom. Due to zoom hijackings, we will only be sending connection information to people who have signed up to receive announcements.
The main office will be working remotely. Please call (541) 737-4631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org instead of visiting in person.
Documents that need signatures should be scanned and emailed to the person who needs to sign them.
If you need assistance from the main office, please email email@example.com.
For undergraduate academic advising, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Wormhole will be virtually open on the usual schedule - instructors will provide connection information.