Physics

Mars mission science team includes Wright State professor, OhioLINK patron

Concept illustration of the MAVEN spacecraft near Mars

Excerpt Wright State University Research Professor Jane L. Fox, Ph.D., is waiting eagerly for MAVEN—short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN—to swing gently into the orbit of Mars. A faculty member since 1995, Fox has been studying planetary atmospheres since … Continue reading

Ohio is a leader in terahertz technology

Professor Elliott Brown

Excerpt Ohio is emerging as a global center of research in a branch of physics that’s stymied scientists for decades. It’s called Terahertz radiation, a band of light waves with potential uses that range from detecting cancer to uncovering art … Continue reading

Soil toil: Wright State grad student Behzad Ghanbarian rising star in terra-firma research

Wright State grad student Behzad Ghanbarian

Environmental sciences Ph.D. student Behzad Ghanbarian is a prolific scholar, publishing many papers on soil-related research. Continue reading

Laser gazer: Ultrafast-laser expert Jason Deibel named director of undergraduate research at CoSM

Jason Deibel

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. Continue reading

Famed physicist Michio Kaku to speak at Wright State in Presidential Lecture Series

Michio Kaku

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. Continue reading

Physicist who played significant role in discovery of Higgs boson to speak at Wright State

Physicist who played significant role in discovery of Higgs boson to speak at Wright State

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. Continue reading

Wright State scientist/alumnus among those honored by President Obama

Greg Pitz

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. Continue reading

Petkie named chair of Physics Department

Doug Petkie

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

Wright State, Ohio State, other institutions receive $3.5 million grant to increase underrepresented graduates in STEM fields

Photo of Amma Boakye

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… Continue reading

Breathtaking: Wright State researchers developing disease-detecting exhalation device

Assistant physics professor Ivan Medvedev (foreground) with student researchers (left to right) Jessica R. Thomas, Tianle Guo and Daniela Branco.

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