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Rosalyn Fey, OSU Astronomy Club Secretary On May 17, 2021, the Astronomy Club hosted a virtual star party featuring Tom Carrico, local amateur astrophotographer and instructor of astrophotography at OSU. Tom used his telescope in Dark Sky, New Mexico to remotely image the night sky and give everyone a chance to make astronomical observations from… Continue reading
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Congratulations to Isabel Rodriguez, M.S. for being the 2021 recipient of the Harriet Hattie Redmond Award! This award celebrates a member of the OSU community who works as an agent of change in service of racial justice and gender equity. This ” Breaking Barriers award is sponsored by the Presidents Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW),… Continue reading
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Briony Horgan (B.S. OSU Physics, 2005), Associate Professor of Planetary Sciences at Purdue University, is a member of the science team that will launch the NASA Mars rover Perseverance in the next few weeks. The rover will travel to Jezero Crater, which preserves evidence of a time when rivers flowed on Mars. Prof. Horgan led… Continue reading
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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
08/2/21: Reported Weniger occupancy by Physics for the week of 7/19 - 7/25/21 (10 of 14 groups reporting):
06/29/2021: OSU's new policy on COVID-19 effective 1 July 2021 relaxes many restrictions on face-coverings for fully vaccinated people, allows some higher occupancy of buildings and relaxes travel restrictions. Please continue to exercise caution to contain the spread of new variants as described in the PH guidelines (v5) posted 6/24.
06/24/2021: Update on Fall courses: All Corvallis Physics courses will be back on campus, in person, for Fall 2021.
Really like online courses? We do offer PH107 (Stars and the Universe), PH 205 (Solar System), PH201 (algebra-based Physics) and a new PH211 (calculus-based Introductory Physics) through Ecampus in the Fall. Look for Section 400 for Ecampus versions.
06/24/202: COVID-19 Physics/Weniger guidelines (v5) updated to reflect current operations (does not reflect 7/1/21 revision).
04/07/2021: Summer courses will still be remote but we hope to see people back for Fall term.
11/19/2020: COVID-19 Physics/Weniger guidelines (v4) updated to reflect current operations.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For undergraduate academic advising, please email email@example.com with questions.
The Wormhole will be virtually open on the usual schedule - instructors will provide connection information.