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Faculty Search in Theoretical Nuclear/Hadronic Physics

The Department of Physics at Old Dominion University and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) are seeking a theoretical physicist in the field of hadronic and nuclear theory to support the Jefferson Lab 12 GeV physics program. The appointment is expected to be made at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Fall 2014. For more information and to apply please visit: http://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/#/detail/6185637/1,false ( More )


Two Public Events in May Will Showcase Nuclear Physics

On Wednesday, May 14, Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk's Ghent business district will feature a 7:15 p.m. showing of the documentary "Particle Fever," which is about the search for - and believed discovery in 2012 of - the Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle," at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. Three nuclear physics researchers affiliated with ODU and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News will speak and answer questions at the conclusion of the film. On Saturday, May 17, Jefferson Lab will hold one of its popular daylong open houses. These extraordinary events, held only once every two years, allow visitors an up-close look at the facility, which includes a mile-long accelerator that speeds electrons along at close to the speed of light. ODU researchers will have key roles in presenting programs and exhibits that will be part of the open house. ( More )


Physics Undergraduate Seniors' Day on April 29, 2014

On April 29 the Physics Department will be hosting it's semester Undergraduate Seniors' Day. Activities for the day include inductions into the national physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma and the senior physics majors will present talks about their research. ( More )



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Archive 2014

Faculty Search in Theoretical Nuclear/Hadronic Physics

The Department of Physics at Old Dominion University and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) are seeking a theoretical physicist in the field of hadronic and nuclear theory to support the Jefferson Lab 12 GeV physics program. The appointment is expected to be made at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Fall 2014. For more information and to apply please visit: http://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/#/detail/6185637/1,false ( More )




Two Public Events in May Will Showcase Nuclear Physics

On Wednesday, May 14, Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk's Ghent business district will feature a 7:15 p.m. showing of the documentary "Particle Fever," which is about the search for - and believed discovery in 2012 of - the Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle," at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. Three nuclear physics researchers affiliated with ODU and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News will speak and answer questions at the conclusion of the film. On Saturday, May 17, Jefferson Lab will hold one of its popular daylong open houses. These extraordinary events, held only once every two years, allow visitors an up-close look at the facility, which includes a mile-long accelerator that speeds electrons along at close to the speed of light. ODU researchers will have key roles in presenting programs and exhibits that will be part of the open house. ( More )



Physics Undergraduate Seniors' Day on April 29, 2014

On April 29 the Physics Department will be hosting it's semester Undergraduate Seniors' Day. Activities for the day include inductions into the national physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma and the senior physics majors will present talks about their research. ( More )








Archive 2013






Justin Mason Honored as December Employee of the Month

It didn't take long for Justin Mason to make an impact in the physics department. Hired in March 2012 as a laboratory and research specialist, Mason has had "an immediate and lasting" impact on the department, said his supervisor, Lisa Okun, who nominated him for Old Dominion's Employee of the Month award. That impact has been felt by faculty, staff and students throughout the department, according to Okun, who serves as operations manager and assistant to the department chair. In addition to this latest award as ODU's December Employee of the Month, Mason was recognized earlier as the Hourly and Classified Employees Association Rookie Staff Member of the Year for 2013. ( More )