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Jeff Hazboun stands in front of a computer screen on a wall looking at gravitational waves.
Faculty and Staff

NSF Career Award helps physicist unravel the mysteries of the universe

Physicist Jeff Hazboun had a remarkable year in 2023. He was a member of a multi-university team whose​ research went viral, and he received a coveted NSF​ Faculty Early Career Development award.

Astrophysicist Jeffrey Hazboun stands in front of an graphic of Earth surrounded by satellites and other cosmic bodies.
Events

Gravitational waves discovery topic of Dec. 6 Oregon State Science Pub

The discovery related to gravitational waves which made international headlines earlier this year and was predicted by Albert Einstein more than a century ago will be the topic of Oregon State University’s Science Pub on Dec. 6. Jeff Hazboun, an astrophysicist in the College of Science and one of the researchers who led the project that resulted in the gravitational wave astronomy breakthrough, will talk about the discovery and future directions for the research at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Old World Deli in Corvallis.

Danuser smiles in a headshot in a lab.
Events

Distinguished biophysicist to discuss mechanisms of cancer cell adaptation at annual Yunker Lecture

Biophysicist Gaudenz Danuser will present the 38th annual Yunker Lecture, “Cell Shapes Keep Cells in Shape,” focused on the interplay between cell shape and molecular action that governs function, particularly in cancer cells. Monday, Oct. 9 in the Memorial Union Horizon Room at Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus, the lecture will begin at 5 p.m. with a light reception beforehand at 4 p.m

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Research

When stars burst: Oregon State astrophysicist's predictions confirmed by new findings

An international research group confirmed College of Science predictions about exploding stars located at the center of galaxies.

Xavier Siemens, left, and Jeff Hazboun of the College of Science
Physics

Astrophysics collaboration led by Oregon State finds 'chorus' of gravitational waves

The detection of gravitational waves opens a whole new window onto supermassive black holes – a vitally important step in advancing human knowledge and helping to unlock the mysteries of how structures are formed in the cosmos.

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Students

A ‘limitless degree’: Physics senior pushes the boundaries of his field

How does DNA move? How do cells communicate with each other? When it comes to these questions, it’s easy to think of molecular biologists behind the words. But as physics and mathematics senior Sullivan “Sully” Bailey-Darland knows, there are many more voices asking.

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Events

Gilfillan Lecture: "Dealing with big data: What to do when your neutrino detector is the size of a building"

A trailblazer in experimental particle physics, Professor Heidi Schellman will present the 2023 F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture, “Dealing with big data: What to do when your neutrino detector is the size of a building.” In her talk, Schellman will share her personal journey as a scientist and her fascination with neutrinos – mysterious particles that could hold answers to the universe.

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Research

New grants to support breakthrough discoveries

Four-dimensional tissue self-assembly, integrated river health and ultra-tiny spectrometers: The 2022 College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) award recipients will use collaboration to fill critical knowledge gaps across numerous scientific disciplines to drive real-world impact.

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Events

Celebrating inclusive excellence, administration, service and performance: 2023 College of Science Awards

The College of Science gathered on Feb. 22 to recognize and celebrate our high achieving faculty and staff at the 2023 Combined Awards Ceremony. The evening celebrated the very best in the College, from teaching, advising and research to inclusive excellence, administration and service.

The following faculty and staff received awards in the categories of Inclusive Excellence, Administration, Service and Performance.

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OSU Press Releases

Light-analyzing ‘lab on a chip’ opens door to widespread use of portable spectrometers

Scientists, including an Oregon State College of Science professor, have developed a better tool to measure light, contributing to a field known as optical spectrometry in a way that could improve everything from smartphone cameras to environmental monitoring.

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Research

A sustainable future: How materials science can make the planet cleaner

For many OSU materials scientists, fighting climate change means finding cleaner energy sources, developing sustainable alternatives to wasteful industry processes, and drawing on unconventional means to reduce the pollution already in the environment.