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75 Years Ago: First Controlled Nuclear Reaction

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

As published in The Smithsonian, Newsweek and Scientific American. MSU FRIB faculty members Artemis Spyrou, associate professor of Nuclear Astrophysics and Wolfgang Mittig, professor of Physics, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between…

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MSU Physicist Gets NSF Early CAREER and DOE Awards

Friday, January 5, 2018

Huey-Wen Lin, assistant professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Natural Science (NatSci), was recently awarded a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF)…

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MSU’s Adami to Develop New Brains for Tiny NASA Spacecraft

Friday, December 15, 2017
Chris Adami

A Michigan State University scientist will help create artificial “brains” for tiny spacecraft that will mine asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, as part of NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology…

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MSU’s Reid Bush Named Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Monday, December 4, 2017
Tamara Reid Bush

Tamara Reid Bush, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). She is one of a select number of…

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MSU Faculty Members Among World’s Most Highly Cited

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Cole Deb He Howe Ohlrogge Wooldridge

Six Michigan State University faculty members have earned a spot on the Clarivate Analytics highly cited researchers list for 2017. This year’s list honors approximately 3,400 scientists from…

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MSU Doctoral Student Gets National Fellowship for Computational Studies

Friday, November 17, 2017
Jessica Micallef, a Michigan State University physics and computational science doctoral student

Jessica Micallef, a Michigan State University physics and computational science doctoral student, is the recipient of the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on High Performance…

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Observatory Sheds Light on Origin of Excess Anti-Matter

Friday, November 17, 2017
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A mountaintop observatory in Mexico, built and operated by an international team of scientists, has captured the first wide-angle view of gamma rays emanating from two rapidly spinning…

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Accelerator Scientist Joins MSU

Friday, November 17, 2017
Sergey Baryshev

Sergey Baryshev recently joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as assistant professor. His research combines materials science, accelerator technology, and microscopy. Specifically, his focuses on novel field- and…

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Polymer Researcher Joins MSU

Friday, November 17, 2017
Shiwang Cheng

Shiwang Cheng recently joined the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science as assistant professor. He focuses on the mechanics and dynamics of polymers and polymer nanocomposites, especially the…

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Additive Manufacturing Expert Joins MSU

Friday, November 17, 2017
Haesung Chung

Haesung Chung recently joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an assistant professor. Chung’s research focuses on advanced manufacturing including additive manufacturing and dissimilar material joining, laser material processing,…

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