Department of Physics and Astronomy
Alert - University moves to remote learning, working
In light of the novel coronavirus outbreak, all classes will continue in virtual settings for the rest of the semester, including finals, and commencement has been postponed. All students are strongly encouraged to return to their permanent residences, and employees are encouraged to work remotely when possible. All research deemed non-essential is being stopped, and all construction projects are being suspended. Read MoreMore Information
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Michigan State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of the top-ranked departments in the country. It offers many diverse courses in physics and astronomy. Undergraduate programs are available with different emphases and mixes with other branches of science and engineering. It also offers graduate (M.S. & Ph.D.) degree programs with specializations in many sub-fields.
Professor Jim Linnemann along with his recently graduated PhD student Sam Marinelli, current grad student Joe Lundeen, and other collaborators have published a Physical Reviews Letter testing Einstein's theory of relativity with high energy gamma rays observed by HAWC.
A major breakthrough in observing telomerase activity at a single-molecule level with unprecedented precision was recently achieved by Matt Comstock and close collaborator Jens Schmidt.
Assistant professor Huey-Wen Lin has been named by The Research Corporation for Science Advancement as a 2020 Cottrell Scholar, making her the latest Physics and Astronomy faculty member to win this prestigious award.
MSU alum Gary Starkweather changed the course of modern printing technology.
Eleven MSU undergraduate physics majors are headed off to Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh.
Professor Megan Donahue is named a University Distinguished Professor by the MSU Board of Trustees.