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Featured Research: New molecular device has unprecedented reconfigurability reminiscent of brain plasticity

Prof. Venkatesan and his team published a paper in Nature on September 3rd reporting on an organic electronic device that can make multiple decisions (as many as 71) as opposed to just two for a silicon transistor. Besides consuming ultra- low energy, these devices may enable simpler circuits that would be ideally suited for executing tasks that are suited for artificial intelligence and machine learning or brain- like electronics. To read more, visit "New Molecular Device Has Unprecedented Reconfigurability Reminiscent of Brain Plasticity" on our Featured Research Page.

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The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy Opens New Faculty Search in Astronomy/Astrophysics

The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for the Homer L. Dodge Endowed Chair in Astronomy and Astrophysics. We are searching for a candidate committed to steering the direction of the astronomy group and the department into national and international prominence. Qualified applicants in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics (theory, observation, and instrumentation) are encouraged to apply. 

To read more, visit the official endowed chair faculty position in astronomy/astrophysics hiring news article.

 


 

The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy Opens New Faculty Search in Experimental AMO Physics

The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate/Full Professor in experimental quantum physics with a research focus on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) physics. The successful candidate will complement existing efforts at OU on on ultracold atoms, molecules, and gases; microelectronic, photonic, and quantum devices; quantum optics; precision spectroscopy; quantum information and entanglement; scanning probe microscopy; quantum, topological, and strongly-correlated materials. Screening of applications will begin November 12, 2021. The full announcement of the position can be found at the AMO faculty search announcement (pdf)

 


 

OU College of Arts and Sciences Renamed in Honor of Transformational Dodge Family Gift

NORMAN, OKLA. –  The University of Oklahoma announced today a historic gift that will transform the future of the OU College of Arts and Sciences.

Donated from the family of renowned educator and scientist Homer L. Dodge, a former OU faculty member, department chair and dean, the donation is allocated equally between OU’s College of Arts and Sciences and its Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy – predominantly benefiting student scholarships and research fellowships.

To read more, visit the Homer L. Dodge family donation news article