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The Universe in a Box: Modeling Cosmological Structure Formation

Friday, September 27, 2013

Brian O’Shea Associate Professor Lyman Briggs College Department of Physics and Astronomy Michigan State University

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Probing Dark Matter, Distant Galaxies

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Megan Donahue, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, has taken a sneak peek at the distant, early universe and its newborn galaxies, and at the same time she…

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MSU Research History: Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

Monday, December 22, 2008
Artist's rendering of FRIB building

2008 – The U.S. Department of Energy selects Michigan State University to design and establish the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, a $730 million facility that will advance understanding…

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MSU Research History: Advances in Biometric Systems

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

2008 – Anil Jain, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering, creates an automatic image retrieval system that enables law enforcement agencies to match scars, marks…

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MSU Research History: Neck Brace to Save Race Car Drivers

Tuesday, January 27, 1987
neck brace

1987 – Professor of materials science and mechanics Robert Hubbard patents a safety device known as the Head and Neck Support device, or HANS, which he developed with race car…

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MSU Research History: Campus Fire Spawns Structural Engineering Program

Sunday, March 5, 1916
1916 engineering building fire

1916 – On Sunday, March 5, 1916, a fire quickly spread through the empty engineering building at the Michigan Agricultural College, now MSU, after reportedly beginning in the southeast…

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MSU Research History: Weather Reports, Pre-Weather Bureau

Thursday, January 1, 1863

1863 – Robert C. Kedzie, M.D., begins making and recording weather observations, eight years before the U.S. Government established the Weather Bureau. Kedzie also demonstrates through his experiments that…

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