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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 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
MSU College of Natural Science. Physics and Astronomy, HAWC, Full, unlimited usage rights granted to MSU College of Natural Science, no expiration, prior contact for any use is not required. hjseeley@gmail.com

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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New MSU Grad Training to Address Shortage of Accelerator Scientists

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Training at MSU's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

Michigan State University is establishing an Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeship program to address a national shortage in accelerator scientists and engineers. The AS&E program will bring together MSU’s strengths to…

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Two MSU Grad Students Chosen for DOE Program

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Crispin Contreras-Martinez and Roy Ready

Two Michigan State University graduate students, Crispin Contreras-Martinez and Roy Ready, have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for its 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student…

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MSU Doctoral Student’s Work Featured in APS Review

Monday, November 6, 2017
Rabi oscillations typify the inherent nonlinearity of optical excitations in quantum dots.

Connor Glosser, a doctoral student in theDepartment of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, in part with Shanker Balasubramaniam, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Carlo Piermarocchi, professor,…

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MSU’s Adami Named Fellow of American Physical Society

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Chris Adami

Chris Adami, MSU professor of physics and astronomy, as well as microbiology and molecular genetics (MMG), has been named a 2017 American Physical Society Fellow. Adami is being recognized…

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MSU Contributes to Merging Neutron Star Discovery

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Michigan State University contributed to this week’s blockbuster science story – the observation of merging neutron stars, which made headlines around the globe. Courtesy of MSU

Michigan State University contributed to this week’s blockbuster science story – the observation of merging neutron stars, which made headlines around the globe. The collision of neutron stars…

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Global Analysis of QCD and Electroweak Interactions

Friday, October 13, 2017

C.P. Yuan, Wu-Ki Tung Endowed Professor, explains how he uses global analysis of experimental data to explore partons — fundamental particles in protons and neutrons as part of…

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MSU Astrophysicist Grete Wins International Dissertation Award

Monday, October 2, 2017
Philipp Grete

Philipp Grete, a Michigan State University research associate in computational astrophysics, is this year’s sole recipient of the German Astronomical Society’s (AG) most outstanding dissertation in astronomy and…

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