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PhD student Carl Fields named to Forbes "30 under 30" in science


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.

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December 11, 2020 PhD student Carl Fields named to Forbes "30 under 30" in science

MSU astronomy PhD student Carl Fields was recently recognized as one of Forbes' "30 under 30" in Science for 2021. Carl is a theoretical and computational astrophysicist specializing in the evolution of massive stars and how they explode as supernovae at the end of their lives. He has published a number of papers on these and related topics.

December 10, 2020 Prof. Alexandra Gade named AAAS fellow

Congratulations to Professor Alexandra Gade for being elected an AAAS fellow. Prof. Gade was recognized by the AAAS for distinguished contributions to the field of nuclear physics, particularly for gamma-ray spectroscopy of rare isotopes and elucidating the structural properties of nuclei.

October 16, 2020 2020 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics

The 2020 Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society will be hosted by the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University as a virtual meeting from October 29 to November 1, 2020.

April 30, 2020 Prof. Gary Westfall to retire after distinguished career

After 39 years at MSU, Dr. Gary Westfall will be moving into retirement.

April 16, 2020 T2K finds possible CP violation in neutrinos

The T2K experiment, in which our Professor Kendall Mahn is an analysis co-coordinator, published a paper in Nature with the possible discovery of CP violation in neutrinos.

April 9, 2020 Teaching Physics in the time of COVID-19

The faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Physics and Astronomy have been working incredibly hard to make the rapid transition to online teaching.