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Final Four Schools Score Research Wins Off the Basketball Court

Friday, April 5, 2019
FinalFourResearch

March Madness is driven by college teams scoring on the basketball court, but the competing Final Four universities also have Cinderella stories, key plays, and victories beyond the…

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Predicting The Existence Of Heavy Nuclei Using Machine Learning

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A collaboration between the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT) at Michigan State University (MSU) estimated the boundaries of nuclear existence by applying statistical analysis to…

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Researchers Examine Puzzling Sizes of Extremely Light Calcium Isotopes

Monday, February 11, 2019

One of the most fundamental properties of the nucleus is its size. The nuclear radius generally increases with the number of proton and neutron constituents. However, when examined…

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Researchers Examine Future Challenges for Periodic Table

Thursday, January 24, 2019
periodic table

During the last decade, six new superheavy elements were added the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Recently, the United Nations proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the…

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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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75 Years Ago: First Controlled Nuclear Reaction

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

As published in The Smithsonian, Newsweek and Scientific American. MSU FRIB faculty members Artemis Spyrou, associate professor of Nuclear Astrophysics and Wolfgang Mittig, professor of Physics, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between…

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MSU’s Sherrill Awarded 2018 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Bradley Sherrill

Bradley Sherrill, director of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and scientific director at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University, was awarded the 2018 Tom W….

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Examining Exploding Stars through the Atomic Nucleus

Monday, February 20, 2017

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth)…

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‘Bubble’ Nucleus Discovered at MSU

Friday, October 28, 2016
National Super Conducting Laboratory

Research conducted at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University has shed new light on the structure of the nucleus, that tiny congregation of protons…

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Five MSU Graduate Programs Ranked #1

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
MSU Beaumont Tower

U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Graduate Schools publication recently bestowed No. 1 rankings on five graduate programs: elementary education, secondary education, rehabilitation counseling, organizational psychology and…

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