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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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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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Shockwaves Amplify White Dwarf Star Explosions

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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In a typical year, there are around 50 novae, nuclear explosions on the surface of white dwarf stars, in our galaxy. Some of these explosions are so bright…

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MSU Nuclear Physicist Earns DOE Early Career Award

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Heiko Hergert

An MSU researcher has received a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program award. Heiko Hergert, an MSU assistant professor of physics with a…

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High-Energy Physics Theorist Joins MSU

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Andreas von Manteuffel

Andreas von Manteuffel, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, joined MSU in 2016 as a high-energy physics (HEP) theorist, specializing in theoretical particle physics and…

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Condensed Matter Physics Scientist Joins MSU

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Mohammad Maghrebi

Mohammad Maghrebi joined MSU in January 2017 as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Maghrebi specializes in quantum many-body systems and quantum phases of…

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High-Performance Supercomputing Scientist Joins MSU

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Huey-Wen Lin recently joined MSU as an assistant professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering She has an…

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Theoretical Particle Physicist Joins MSU

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Alexei Bazavov

Alexei Bazavov recently joined MSU as an assistant professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy. Bazavov is a…

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MSU Part of International Physics Experiment

Monday, July 24, 2017
Dignitaries, scientists, engineers and others from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Sanford Underground Research Facility and their partners around the world broke ground – nearly a mile under the earth – on a massive global physics experiment.

A simultaneous groundbreaking ceremony for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility took place at Sanford Lab in South Dakota and at Fermilab in Illinois recently marked the beginning of a…

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Recreating Interstellar Ions with Lasers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Marcos Dantus

Trihydrogen, or H3+, has been called the molecule that made the universe, where it plays a greater role in astrochemistry than any other molecule. While H3+ is astronomically…

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