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2017-07: LBNF/DUNE Groundbreaking to be broadcast live, 21 July 2017

Article posted July 21, 2017; faculty research

The groundbreaking ceremony for the LBNF/DUNE experiment, whose team of investigators includes MSU Department of Physics & Astronomy faculty members, will be broadcast over the Internet live at the URL http://vms.fnal.gov/w1/groundbreaking.htm at 4:20 pm EDT, Friday, 21 July 2017.

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2017-07: Interstellar ion research highlighted

Article posted July 12, 2017; faculty research

The research of MSU Foundation Professor Marcos Dantus, faculty member in the Chemistry Department and adjunct professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy is highlighted in two online articles published on 05 July 2017.

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2017-06: Muon g−2 collaboration featured in MSU Today article

Article posted June 9, 2017; faculty research

The Muon g−2 Experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL, or "Fermilab") and its members within the MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy, Prof. Martin Berz, Research Prof. Kyoko Makino, and their team of graduate students, are featured in the June 8th MSU Today article "Muon Magnet's Moment Has Arrived".

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2017-05: Witek Nazarewicz receives Flerov Prize

Article posted May 23, 2017; faculty awards, faculty honors

Hannah Professor of Physics Witold "Witek" Nazarewicz has been awarded the G. N. Flerov Prize by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, for his theoretical studies of the atomic and nuclear properties of the heaviest elements.

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2017-04: Physics and Astronomy Day at Impression 5 Science Center

Article posted April 11, 2017; public functions

On Saturday, 15 April 2017, the MSU Department of Physics & Astronomy will be a sponsor of Physics and Astronomy Day at Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Students and faculty will lead hands-on interactive activities for children of all ages.

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2017-04: Joey Huston named MSU Foundation Professor

Article posted May 12, 2017; faculty honors

In an investiture ceremony held in room 1415 BPS Building on 20 April 2017, Physics & Astronomy Professor Joey Huston was honored as an MSU Foundation Professor.

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2017-03: MSU Nuclear Physics graduate program retains #1 national ranking in latest report

Article posted March 20, 2017; program rankings

MSU’s nuclear physics graduate program, part of the College of Natural Science’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, is among seven MSU graduate programs that rank No. 1 nationally in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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2017-02: Michael Thoennessen becomes Chair of APS Division of Nuclear Physics

Article posted February 9, 2017; faculty honors

Starting in February 2017 and continuing until March 2018, MSU Physics & Astronomy University Distinguished Professor Michael Thoennessen will serve as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Physical Society's Division of Nuclear Physics.

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2017-02: Megan Donahue elected AAS President

Article posted February 13, 2017; not filed under anything

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has announced the results of its 2017 elections, and MSU Physics & Astronomy Professor Megan Donahue has been elected as the new AAS President. She will take office this summer.

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2017-02: Chris Wrede research highlighted in MSU Today article

Article posted February 22, 2017; faculty research

An article published on 18 February 2017 in MSU Today features MSU Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Chris Wrede, giving details of some of his research into the generation of nuclear isotopes in stellar explosions, which was the topic of a presentation he made recently at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He explains how experiments done at the NSCL provide real evidence linking astronomical observations with theoretical and computational models of how heavy nuclei are formed and distributed in nature.

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