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The Physics colloquium series will resume Thursday, April 5th


Speaker: Terry Rudolph, Imperial College London

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Host: Mike Raymer

Date:  Thursday, April 5th, 2018 Time: 4:00-5:00pm Location: 100 Willamette Hall

Catered Reception: 3:40pm-3:55pm, Willamette Hall, Paul Olum Atrium


Richard Taylor Delivers Presentation at Inaugural ‘Wings: UO Presidential Speaker Series’

On January 16th, 2018 UO Physics professor Richard Taylor delivered a presentation on his research and design of Bio-Inspired Retinal Implants at the inaugural ‘Wings: UO Presidential Speaker Series’ at the White Stag Block in Portland, Oregon.

“Vision gives us more than knowledge, it also allows us to appreciate beauty, and nature’s beauty and its impact on us is profound.”

39 million people around the world are totally blind. 246 million people suffer vision loss to the extent that it severely impacts their daily activity.

Through evolution, nature has given us a visual


“I’m here for a reason” Benjamín Alemán’s research and journey to becoming a UO Physics professor featured in Oregon Quarterly

For UO Physics professor Benjamín Alemán, the science of the small, with its boundless potential to help humanity, is the grandest playground imaginable. He’s an expert at bending 21st-century miracle materials to his will. Take graphene, which is to today’s technology what plastic was to industry of the last century. Just one atom thick—a million times thinner than human hair—it’s 200 times stronger than steel, yet extraordinarily flexible.  Some might say that Alemán himself is just as strong and flexible; qualities that helped him on his challenging path to become a professor