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Making a Better Semiconductor

Friday, June 26, 2015
photo-induced-phase-transition

Research led by Michigan State University could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors. In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, the scientists…

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The Future of Solar Energy is Clear

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Richard Lunt, assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, has developed transparent solar concentrators that can be installed on nearly any transparent surface to discretely harvest solar energy, without…

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Supernovas, Black Holes Curb Star Formation

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
supermassive black hole

Supernovas – explosions that mark the end of a star’s life – work hand-in-hand with supermassive black holes to sweep out gas and shut down galaxies’ star-forming factories. Recent research,…

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DeYoung Pioneers Computational Neutrino Models

Friday, May 15, 2015

Associate Professor Tyce DeYoung, Department of Physics and Astronomy, conducts research in particle astrophysics – the observation of high energy particles from space, with the twin goals of…

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Computational Math’s Role in Science and Engineering

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Andrew Christlieb, MSU Foundation Professor of mathematics and chair, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, explains why the advanced mathematical and computational methods he uses to solve problems in…

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Michigan State’s Top Innovators Honored

Friday, April 24, 2015

From clear solar cells (to be used as windows on cars, buildings and more) to agricultural drones to beer brewed with craft-roasted Michigan chestnuts, Michigan State University students…

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Dynamic Functional Brain Network Tracking and Summarization

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Undergraduate student, David M. Zoltowski, presents his latest brain network research to the MSU Board of Directors on April 17, 2015.

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New Paradigms for Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency

Friday, April 17, 2015

Richard Lunt, assistant professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, presents “New Paradigms for Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency: Molecular and Organic Excitonics Lab Overview,” to the MSU Board of…

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Rare Isotope Facility Featured in MSU Report

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is one of 24 stories about research and creativity highlighted in the university’s 2014 President’s Report. FRIB is a…

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MSU a Major Collaborator in New Gamma-Ray Observatory

Monday, March 23, 2015
HAWC Gamma Ray facility in Mexico

Michigan State University researchers are key players in a new observatory that will study high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays coming from extreme sources in the universe, such…

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