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2019 U.S. News and World Reports Ranks Five MSU Grad Programs No. 1

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Erickson Hall is home to the College of Education, which has a new No. 1 graduate program for 2019. Photo by Derrick L. Turner

Five Michigan State University graduate programs have been ranked No. 1 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools release. Once again, the College of Education’s elementary…

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New Findings on Superheavy Element ‘Oganesson’: Not A Gas

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Witek Nazarewicz

Scientists at Michigan State University and Massey University have calculated the structure of oganesson, a relatively new element which has proved elusive to study. First synthesized in 2002…

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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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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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MSU’s Sherrill Awarded 2018 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Bradley Sherrill

Bradley Sherrill, director of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and scientific director at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University, was awarded the 2018 Tom W….

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MSU’s Lund New Head of U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Friday, October 13, 2017
Steven Lund

Professor Steven Lund of Michigan State University has been named the new director of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS). His four-year renewable term begins on Dec. 1….

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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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MSU Physicist Nazarewicz Gets International Flerov Prize

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Nazarewicz

Witold (Witek) Nazarewicz, the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor and chief scientist at Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, has been awarded the 2017 Joint Institute for…

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Examining Exploding Stars through the Atomic Nucleus

Monday, February 20, 2017

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth)…

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NSF Awards $122.5 Mil. for Operation of Cyclotron

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Test photos of the MSU NSCL for the Winter 2009 MSUToday magazine.

A cooperative agreement between Michigan State University and the National Science Foundation will result in up to $122.5 million in continued funding over five years for the National…

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