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MSU Leads New NSF-Funded International Nuclear Astrophysics Research Network

Thursday, November 7, 2019
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The National Science Foundation awarded a $2 million grant to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics – Center for the Evolution of the Elements, led by Michigan State…

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Scientists Advance Ways to Optimize Battery Energy

Monday, November 4, 2019
closeup of electronics

In an era of ever-hungry consumer electronics, scientists at Michigan State University teamed up with researchers at General Motors, or GM, to make progress on improving the life…

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Re-Engineering Software to Enhance Performance on HPC Systems

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Dr. Metin Aktulga

Dr. Metin Aktulga is an assistant professor in the department of Computer Science at Michigan State University. As a computer scientist specializing in high performance computing (HPC), his…

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MSU Chemist Emeritus Receives Inaugural Lifetime Contribution Award

Monday, October 28, 2019
Front of Chemistry building at MSU

Michigan State University chemist emeritus Chi-Kwong (“Chris”) Chang, received the first Lifetime Contribution Award established at the inaugural Asian Conference on Porphyrins, Phthalocyanines and Related Materials (ACPP-1) and the Sixth…

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Can Solar Technology Kill Cancer Cells?

Friday, October 25, 2019
Solar cell

Scientific breakthroughs don’t always happen in labs. For Sophia and Richard Lunt, Michigan State University researchers, many of their breakthroughs happen during neighborhood walks. The married couple’s step-by-step…

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Stellar Collaboration: NSF Invests in Cyberinfrastructure Institute to Harness, Share Cosmic Data

Friday, October 25, 2019
observatory in the artic

Over the past several decades, astronomers and physicists have collaborated to gather information from several different sources, or “messengers” — including but extending beyond light to things such…

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Lenski Receives ASM Interdisciplinary Research and Mentoring Award

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
College of Natural Science

Demonstrating that there is more than one way to pass on one’s legacy than just genetically, Michigan State University experimental evolutionary biologist, Richard Lenski, has been awarded the 2020 D.C….

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Global Modeling of Natures Contributions to People

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
A bumble bee examines a flower growing in beal garden

Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a farm, pollinating vegetables as it goes. Nearby, wetlands remove chemicals…

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Bazin Named 2019 American Physical Society Fellow

Monday, October 7, 2019
The entrance of National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Daniel Bazin, a senior physicist at Michigan State University’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), has been elected as a 2019 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). APS…

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Gallant Using NSF Grant to Explore Variation in Electric Fish Shock Duration

Monday, September 30, 2019

The electric pulses emitted by electric fish can be quite variable in their duration: and as it turns out the reason can be quite “shocking.” Jason Gallant, assistant professor…

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