OSU’s August 19-21 eclipse event, OSU150 Space Grant Festival: A Total Eclipse Experience, was featured on KMTR on August 19th.
Department of Physics graduate student Dr. Atul Chhotray was interviewed for the story.
You can see the full piece here.
The OSU Astronomy Club was very active in the educational outreach stations at this event.
Thank you to our volunteers for your time and enthusiasm in making last weekend a fun, educational experience.
Department of Physics Associate Professor and Outreach Coordinator Ethan Minot was one of two OSU researchers who shared demos at OMSI’s “Meet a Scientist” event at the OMSI Science Festival at the Benton County Fair.
The Aug. 4 article from the Gazette-Times article can be found here.
Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium Astronomer- in-Residence and Oregon State University Physics and Honors College Instructor Randy Milstein has had a busy month speaking about the 2017 Great American Eclipse. The links below highlight some of his presentations and interviews.
Follow this link to his interview with Al Jazeera English (The first independent news channel in the Arab world dedicated to providing comprehensive news and live debate).
He spoke with the OSU Alumni Association in Beaverton, Oregon on August 8.
A link to his presentation is here.
On August 14, he was interviewed by OSU’s KBVR radio station.
You can listen to the interview here.
He was interviewed for the CBS This Morning story, “Man Bikes Across the US to Educate America About the Solar Eclipse,” that aired on August 19. He isn’t the man on the bike. There wasn’t enough time with all of his other outreach events!
The feature is available here.
His portion of the story is at minute 3:16-3:34.
Classes will not be held on Monday, Aug. 21, and most OSU operations and campus buildings will be closed. Weniger Hall and the Department of Physics main office will be closed.
OSU will be hosting OSU150: A Total Eclipse Experience August 19-21.
This year’s winner of the WIC Culture of Writing Award in Physics is Jeremy Meinke, for his thesis entitled, “Single-Molecule Analysis of a Novel Kinesin Motor Protein.” Jeremy worked under the direction of Prof. Weihong Qiu. He was with the Qiu research group for two years and in 2016, he received URISC and SURE awards to support his work. Jeremy says of the OSU Physics Department, “I enjoyed the range of physics topics the upper division classes offered, which kept me constantly thinking about new concepts. Overall, it was a great place for me to study physics. I truly benefited from the research experience.”
Kelly Carter, our creative Physics Office Manager, added some extra style to a pair of eclipse glasses.
The Physics Beavers are ready for the eclipse. Are you?
Follow this link for travel and viewing safety tips.
Atul Chhotray was awarded the 2017 Physics Department Graduate Research Award.
A native of India, Atul joined OSU in 2014 as a transfer student from North Carolina State University.
Atul has since performed his research in the computational astrophysics group of Dr. Davide Lazzati.
Oksana Ostroverkhova has been chosen by the American Physical Society as their Woman Physicist of the Month for May 2017. The Woman Physicist of the Month is a program of the APS’s Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP). It highlights exceptional female physicists, recognizing their positive impact other individuals’ lives and careers.
Read the full article here.
Randy Milstein spoke at the Eugene Register Guard on June 6.
The article from the newspaper, as well as a five minute video on how to safely view the eclipse, is available here.