Department of Physics and Astronomy
Prof. Gary Westfall to retire after distinguished careerREAD MORE
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.
After 39 years at MSU, Dr. Gary Westfall will be moving into retirement.
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.
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.
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.