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Three P-A faculty members named to third cohort of STEM fellows
August 13, 2018
Three P-A faculty members named to third cohort of STEM fellows

Three P-A faculty members—Huey-Wen Lin, Jaideep Taggart Singh, and Pengpeng Zhang—are among 12 selected for MSU's STEM Teaching and Learning Fellowship's fall 2018 cohort.

Birge group solves a storied problem
July 31, 2018
Birge group solves a storied problem

A research team led by Professor Norman Birge has found a solution to a long-standing problem with combinations of superconductors and ferromagnets.

FRIB accelerates first beams in 3 of 46 superconducting cryomodules
July 26, 2018
FRIB accelerates first beams in 3 of 46 superconducting cryomodules

On July 11th & 12th, FRIB achieved a major project milestone by successfully accelerating its first beams in 3 of 46 superconducting cryomodules.

IceCube neutrinos point toward long-sought cosmic ray accelerator
July 12, 2018
IceCube neutrinos point toward long-sought cosmic ray accelerator

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory has found evidence that a blazar four billion light years away in Orion is a source of extremely high-energy cosmic rays.

Heaviest known calcium atom discovered by MSU-led team
July 11, 2018
Heaviest known calcium atom discovered by MSU-led team

Researchers from MSU's NSCL/FRIB and the RIKEN Nishina Center in Japan have found eight new heavy isotopes of seven elements, including calcium-60.

Jaideep Taggart Singh receives DoE Early Career award
June 29, 2018
Jaideep Taggart Singh receives DoE Early Career award

Assistant Professor Jaideep Taggart Singh of the P-A Dept. and FRIB received one of 84 Early Career Research Program Awards for 2018 from the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Office of Science.

Finding antineutrino oscillation
June 21, 2018
Finding antineutrino oscillation

NOvA collaboration observes antineutrino interactions at rates indicating oscillation behavior.

Phillip Duxbury recommended as dean of the College of Natural Science
June 21, 2018
Phillip Duxbury recommended as dean of the College of Natural Science

Subject to MSU Board of Trustees approval, P-A Professor Phillip Duxbury will become MSU College of Natural Sciences dean on August 16th.

MSU hosts U.S. Particle Acceleration School
June 15, 2018
MSU hosts U.S. Particle Acceleration School

MSU is the host of the summer 2018 session of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School.

Is there an end to the periodic table?
June 7, 2018
Is there an end to the periodic table?

As the 150th anniversary of the formulation of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements looms, MSU professor Witold Nazarewicz probes the table's limits in a recent Nature Physics Perspective.

JINA-CEE collaboration detects an unusually fast-cooling neutron star
June 7, 2018
JINA-CEE collaboration detects an unusually fast-cooling neutron star

“Direct Urca process” neutron star cooling mechanism is first observed by a JINA-CEE research team including P-A Professor Ed Brown.

 

P-A grad student Jacob Calcutt earns award
May 25, 2018
P-A grad student Jacob Calcutt earns award

Jacob Calcutt has received one of the latest round of 60 nationwide DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards.

FRIB hosts summer school on neutron star merger
May 17, 2018
FRIB hosts summer school on neutron star merger

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is hosting a summer school focused on scientific discoveries resulting from the recent neutron star merger observation.

May 4, 2018
Article on stellar nucleosynthesis by P-A faculty members appears in "The Conversation"

The article “Elements from the stars: The unexpected discovery that upended astrophysics 66 years ago,” by Artemis Spyrou and Hendrick Schatz, was published in The Conversation web journal on 02 May 2018.

Laura Chomiuk receives NSF Early CAREER Award
March 27, 2018
Laura Chomiuk receives NSF Early CAREER Award

Asst. Prof. Laura Chomiuk receives a 2018 NSF Early CAREER Award, one of 6 awarded to MSU NatSci faculty women this year.

MSU nuclear physics graduate program still ranked #1
March 21, 2018
MSU nuclear physics graduate program still ranked #1

MSU nuclear physics graduate program retains number 1 position in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report national rankings.

March 15, 2018
Chris Adami "Faculty Voice" essay remembers Stephen Hawking

In a March 15th MSU Today “Faculty Voice” essay, Chris Adami remembers Stephen Hawking, who passed away on March 14th.

Chasing Ghost Particles from MSU to Antarctica
March 7, 2018
Chasing Ghost Particles from MSU to Antarctica

P-A graduate student Devyn Rysewyk relates her experiences installing equipment at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole.

MSU Physics & Astronomy suffers another emeritus faculty loss
February 27, 2018
MSU Physics & Astronomy suffers another emeritus faculty loss

Professor Emeritus Peter Schroeder passed away at the age of 89 on February 25, 2018.

February 26, 2018
MSU Board of Trustees approves next stage of FRIB

At its February 16th meeting, the MSU Board of Trustees gave authorization to proceed with the next phase of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.