It All Goes Back to The Big Bang

February 27, 2017

Chris Orban, theoretical physicist at Ohio State’s Marion campus, studies laboratory and astrophysical plasmas in cosmological simulations. He leads the 2016 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) grant-funded project, “The Revolution in Cosmology: Fr.

Elemental Cosmic Origins

February 17, 2017

Astronomy Professor Jennifer Johnson has re-created a periodic table color-coded with the cosmic origins of all the elements.

Astronomers view entire night sky thanks to $2.4 million grant

February 14, 2017
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Humans have always marveled at the night sky. Yet, it has been impossible to monitor and record the entire sky nightly to seek transient, variable, sometimes violent events marking the evolution and transformation of our universe. Until now.

Humans Really Are Made of Stardust

January 19, 2017

"For decades, science popularizers have said humans are made of stardust, and now, a new survey of 150,000 stars shows just how true the old cliché is: Humans and their galaxy have about 97 percent of the same kind of atoms, and the elements of life appear to be more prevalent toward the galaxy's

A New Look at How Stars are Born

January 19, 2017

CCAPP faculty Adam Leroy and his students will get the best look yet at how stars are born in galaxies' "stellar nurseries," thanks to a new, five-year National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.