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September 28, 2018

Dangling from a balloon high above Antarctica, a particle detector has spotted something that standard physics is at a loss to explain.

John Beacom, ASC Distinguished Professor, physics,…

September 26, 2018

A new paper from the Department of Astronomy, in collaboration with ASC Technology Services, provides uniform classification of 412,000 known variable stars (brightness as seen from Earth…

September 26, 2018

The 2018 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize was awarded to Tim Linden for his work bridging Astrophysics and Particle Physics.  He will spend the week of Oct 1 – 5 in residence in Cleveland during which…

August 28, 2018

Inspiring people to learn through a mixture of fun and awe, is what The Works is all about.  And it's latest addition is light years ahead of the rest.

The Sci-Dome Planetarium is opening…

August 24, 2018

Researchers are stumped by the sun’s high-energy gamma-ray emissions, which were examined over most of the solar cycle for the first time by Ohio State astrophysicists John Beacom, Annika Peter …

August 11, 2018

Black holes, befitting their name and general vibe, are hard to find and harder to study. You can eavesdrop on small ones from the gravitational waves that echo through space when they collide—but…

August 10, 2018

Dim light emanating from the purgatory between galaxies could illuminate the most shadowy constituents of the cosmos.

Dark matter, an unidentified type of particle that interacts…

July 30, 2018

Though it dominates the universe, dark energy is the biggest discovery we don’t understand.  David Weinberg, Distinguished University Professor, astronomy weighs in on revealing this mysterious…

July 30, 2018

Black holes aren’t surrounded by a burning ring of fire after all, suggests new research. A team from the Department of Physics has calculated an explanation of what would happen if an electron…