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IceCube Neutrinos Point Toward Long-Sought Cosmic Ray Accelerator

Thursday, July 12, 2018

An international team of scientists, including a Michigan State University physicist, has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can…

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MSU Researcher Earns Prestigious DOE Award

Friday, June 29, 2018
Jaideep Singh

An MSU researcher has received a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program award. Jaideep Singh, an MSU assistant professor of physics at the…

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Finding Antineutrino Oscillation

Monday, June 11, 2018
Nova

For more than three years, scientists on the NOvA collaboration have been observing particles called neutrinos as they oscillate from one type to another over a distance of…

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JINA-CEE Collaboration Detects an Unusually Fast-cooling Neutron Star

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Neutron star accreting matter from binary partner star

A JINA-CEE collaboration including MSU astrophysicist Edward Brown has found substantial evidence for a neutron star cooling mechanism called the “direct Urca process”, which has been predicted but never…

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MSU Researcher Explores the Limits of the Periodic Table

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Periodic Table

As the 150th anniversary of the formulation of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements looms, a Michigan State University professor probes the table’s limits in a recent Nature…

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Condensed Matter Physics Researcher Joins MSU

Friday, June 1, 2018
Tyler Cocker

Tyler Cocker recently joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy as an assistant professor. Cocker’s research is using the new possibilities enabled by THz-STM to explore ultrafast dynamics…

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MSU Honors College Student Gets National STEM Scholarship

Friday, April 6, 2018
Gabriel Moreau

Gabriel Moreau, an Honors College sophomore majoring in physics in Lyman Briggs College and music in the College of Music at Michigan State University, has been named a…

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MSU’s Chomiuk Gets 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Monday, March 26, 2018
Laura Chomiuk

Laura Chomiuk, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, Michigan State University, and director of the MSU Observatory, received $730,425 from NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences for research efforts…

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Duxbury: QIS devices, Microsoft, Google, and IBM

Friday, March 23, 2018

Philip Duxbury, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, presented at the Humanities and the Quantum Information Science (QIS) Interdisciplinary Forum March 23, 2018. Though the disruptive potential of…

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Dykman: QIS devices, Microsoft, Google, and IBM

Friday, March 23, 2018

Mark Dykman, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, presented at the Humanities and the Quantum Information Science (QIS) Interdisciplinary Forum March 23, 2018. Though the disruptive potential of…

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