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Physics Department News

Jun 5, 2014
Environmental sciences Ph.D. student Behzad Ghanbarian is a prolific scholar, publishing many papers on soil-related research.
Mar 10, 2014

Jason Deibel, an expert on the use of lasers to study new materials, is the new director of undergraduate research and experiential learning in the College of Science and Mathematics.

Feb 24, 2014

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku will discuss "Physics of the Future" as part of Wright State's Presidential Lecture Series and Honors Institute on March 19 at the Nutter Center.

Jan 31, 2014

University of Oregon physics professor James Brau, who participated in the discovery of the Higgs boson, will give a public talk on the subatomic particle on Feb. 7 at Wright State.

Jan 10, 2014

Greg Pitz, who obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Wright State University, was among those honored by President Obama as among the nation’s outstanding early career scientists.

Oct 30, 2013

Doug Petkie, an associate professor of physics, was named chair of Wright State’s Physics Department.

Oct 11, 2013

The Ohio State University, Wright State University and nine other Ohio colleges and universities will share a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant over the next five years...

Oct 2, 2013

Diabetes, kidney disease, even cancer. Their presence in the human body can change the smell and chemistry of a person’s breath...

Sep 19, 2013

Technology under development by Wright State researchers and field-deployable at public sites has the potential to detect viruses within minutes, giving early warning and reducing the possibility of an outbreak.

Jul 22, 2013
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Chris Johnson ('82), University of Utah, has been awarded the 2010 Visualization Career Award by IEEE VGTC in recognition of technical achievements and leadership in Scientific Visualization.

Dr. Johnson has made sustained technical contributions in scientific visualization, especially in the areas of biomedical and computational field visualization. His research in scientific visualization and scientific computing is important not only because it is innovative but also because it...