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Understanding and Controlling the Molecule that Made the Universe

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Trihydrogen, Molecule, Universe

Trihydrogen, or H3+, is acknowledged by scientists as the molecule that made the universe. As published in recent issues of Nature Communications and the Journal of Chemical Physics,…

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The Periodic Table and How It Transforms Our Everyday Lives

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams hosts Saturday Morning Physics talks for the public as part of their Advanced Studies Gateway. In the latest lecture from February 23,…

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Periodic Table Still Influencing Today’s Research

Thursday, February 7, 2019
periodic table

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table, and the principles that drove Dmitri Mendeleev to construct his table are still influencing today’s research advances. In…

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Grant Award Allows Research on a New Approach to Treat Rare Cancer

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Jetze Tepe, a Michigan State University chemist, is the recipient of a highly competitive 2019 Brian D. Novis Senior Research Grant from the International Myeloma Foundation, or IMF. The $80,000 grant…

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Angela Wilson Elected Chair-elect of AAAS Chemistry Section

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Chemistry Building

Angela Wilson, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of computational chemistry at Michigan State University, has been elected chair-elect of the chemistry section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science,…

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New MSU Foundation Professors Announced

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Foundation Professors

Michigan State University recently named five new MSU Foundation Professors, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, while enhancing the prominence of…

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New Discovery of a Photobase so Strong, it Merits Moniker of ‘Super’

Monday, September 17, 2018
dantus team

The power of the sun is so incredible that it could fulfill the world’s energy needs in roughly 90 minutes. While plants have mastered photosynthesis, harnessing sunlight into…

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Distinguished Professor Elected to Quantum Molecular Science Academy

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Chemistry Building

Piotr Piecuch, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy, has been elected to one of physical science’s most exclusive learned societies,…

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Celebration Planned to Commemorate Anniversary of FDA Approving Anti-Cancer Drug

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Cisplatin Celebration Graphic

A live stream is available for those who can not attend in person but would like to watch the event. On Aug. 3-4, Michigan State University’s Department of…

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MSU Professor Awarded Grant to Harvest Medical Isotopes at FRIB

Monday, June 18, 2018
Harvesting Isotopes

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Office of Nuclear Physics awarded nearly $357,000 to a Michigan State University chemist to look into new methods of gathering…

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