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“He shouldn't be embarrassed of being wrong. Science is all about being embarrassingly wrong.”

These words provided encouraging feedback from a physics professor to a first grade student who incorrectly answered his teacher’s follow-up question the day after a visit to Kent State University’s Active Learning Laboratory in Smith Hall.   

Organic light-emitting diode technologies (OLEDs), a key technological feature in the display of many models of mobile phones and televisions already provide great image quality and high-resolution. But are they as efficient as they can be? Inspired by methods used in liquid-crystal technology, Kent State University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have developed new ways to improve OLED efficiency even more. 

Congratulations to 1995 Physics MS graduate Asad Khan, who has been awarded the 2017 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics by the American Physical Society.  After graduating from the Physics MS program, Dr. Khan continued on to receive a PhD degree in 2003 from the Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program at Kent State.  

Congratulations to physics graduate student Michael Lomnitz, who received an award for 2015 under the Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program, sponsored by the Office of Science of the US Department of Energy.  The award has allowed him to spend a 12-month period at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), California, where he is carrying out research on particle detector technology with much higher spatial resolution than was previously possible.

On March 27 and 28, Kent State University hosted the Spring 2015 Meeting of the Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society (OSAPS), a regional unit of the APS that serves Ohio and adjacent states, especially Michigan and Indiana.Mansoureh Shasti discusses her poster "Spectral analysis of dynamic scattering mode in nematic liquid crystals"

Photo of Declan KeaneTwo Kent State University faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences have been named 2014 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) for their “exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise.” Fellowship in the APS is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers and is limited to no more than one-half of 1 percent of APS membership for a given y

Unlike in mathematics, it is rare to have exact solutions to physics problems.

“When they do present themselves, they are an opportunity to test the approximation schemes (algorithms) that are used to make progress in modern physics,” said Michael Strickland, Ph.D., associate professor of physics at Kent State University. 

The Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS) selected Satyendra Kumar, Ph.D., professor of physics at Kent State University, to receive the Distinguished Award of Council. The award will be presented at the 66th Annual ACESS Honors & Awards Banquet on Nov. 7 at Guy's Party Center in Akron.

Front Page of July 16, 2013 issue of Biophysical Journal, featuring work by KSU physicists July 2013:  Kent State Physics Professor Elizabeth Mann and her PhD advisee Pritam Mandal collaborate with researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, on research into

Dr. Jinhui Chen attended an award ceremony (see photos) this month in Denver, Colorado, where American Physical Society President Michael Turner presented him with the 2012 George E. Valley Jr. prize. This prestigious award recognized discoveries by Dr. Chen while he was a postdoc at Kent State.

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