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Archive for January, 2020

Otterbein Nobel Symposium 2019

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On November 12, Otterbein held a symposium on the 2019 Nobel Prizes, organized by Prof. Aida Odobasic of the Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics. Prof. Robertson presented the Physics prize, which this year went to Jim Peebles (1/2) for his work on theories of cosmology, and to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz (1/4 each) for their discovery of an extra-solar planet orbiting a solar-type star. Profs. Dean Johnston (Chemistry) and Jennifer Bennett (Biology and Earth Science) discussed the Chemistry and Medicine/Physiology prizes. Dr. Odobasic spoke about the Economics prize. The event was a great success and we hope it will be repeated in coming years.

Written by David Robertson

January 4th, 2020 at 11:05 pm

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Stephan Frank wins Teaching Award!

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Dr. Stephan Frank, adjunct faculty member in the Physics Department, has won this year’s Part Time Faculty Teaching Award for General Education courses :-). Stephan has been teaching at Otterbein since the fall of 2012, and has contributed to the Integrative Studies program (teaching astronomy) as well as in general physics. He is an astronomer by training, with a Ph.D. from OSU and postdoctoral experience at the University of Marseille, in France. He is originally from Germany, having obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Heidelberg.

Stephan is a great teacher and a valued colleague, and we congratulate him!

Written by David Robertson

January 4th, 2020 at 10:41 pm

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Recent Theory Group Publications

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January 4th, 2020 at 10:11 pm

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Alumni News

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Keep the updates coming!

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January 4th, 2020 at 9:59 pm

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