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Seeing The Light: MSU Research Finds New Way Novae Light Up The Sky

Monday, April 13, 2020
Outer-space with black shaded rocks.

A nova, or stella nova, the Latin word for “new star,” is an explosion on the surface of a star that can produce enough energy to increase the…

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Eleven MSU Researchers Receive CAREER Awards for 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Eleven Michigan State University scientists are the recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Faculty Awards, seven of them women in the College of Natural Science. The…

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MSU’s Chomiuk Gets 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Monday, March 26, 2018
Laura Chomiuk

Laura Chomiuk, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, Michigan State University, and director of the MSU Observatory, received $730,425 from NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences for research efforts…

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Shockwaves Amplify White Dwarf Star Explosions

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

In a typical year, there are around 50 novae, nuclear explosions on the surface of white dwarf stars, in our galaxy. Some of these explosions are so bright…

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MSU Physicist Chomiuk Named Cottrell Scholar

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Laura Chomiuk

Laura Chomiuk, MSU assistant professor of physics, has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar. Awarded by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Cottrell Scholar program recognizes early…

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