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Neutrino Detection at the South Pole

Friday, April 12, 2019
Student Research

Jessie Micallef is a dual Ph.D. student at Michigan State University in Physics and Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (CMSE). Over the past few years, she has worked alongside…

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Simulations of Pre-Supernova Outbursts

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Student Research

Jennifer Ranta is a graduate student in the Physics and Astrophysics Program at Michigan State University pursuing research in stellar astrophysics. Her current work involves simulating possible mechanisms…

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Physicists Examine the Antimatter Puzzle in Reviews of Modern Physics Article

Monday, April 8, 2019
Antimatter, Physics

Why does the observable universe contain virtually no antimatter? Particles of antimatter have the same mass but an opposite electrical charge of their matter counterparts. Very small amounts…

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Neutrino Hunting in the Antarctic

Friday, March 15, 2019

Darren Grant, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University, discusses neutrinos, also known as ghost particles, and the active research being conducted at the IceCube Observatory…

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Bringing New Energy to Physics Education

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Danny Caballero is leading an effort to revolutionize how physics is taught at the college level. The Michigan State University associate professor of physics education and his colleagues…

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Birth of Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe Revealed

Friday, January 25, 2019

The light released from around the first massive black holes in the universe is so intense that it is able to reach telescopes across the entire expanse of…

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MSU Named a Partner in $5.2M Center for Socially Impactful Research

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Research

What do potatoes, galaxy clusters and kestrels have in common? Each is studied by a Michigan State University researcher who made advancements in these areas of expertise. But…

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MSU Nets $1.1M in New DOE Grants

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded nearly $1.1 million in grants to four Michigan State University faculty members. The four grants come from the DOE Offices of High…

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FRIB Physicist Simulates Beam Dynamics for Electron-ion Colliders, Supported by DOE-SC

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Yue Hao sitting in front of computer screen displaying his work

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) Office of Nuclear Physics awarded a two-year grant to Dr. Yue Hao for his research on beam dynamics for…

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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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