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Outside the Lab

  • April 2024: The group show-cased a particle astrophysics booth at the STEM expo during the MSU Science Festival. The booth featured a cloud-chamber demo and event displays of various neutrino and gamma-ray experiments, and engaged visitors of all ages.
  • April 2024: Dan Salazar defends his PhD thesis, "Leveraging Multi-messenger Astrophysics for Dark Matter Search". Dan joins the MSU group as a postdoc in Summer 2024.
  • April 2024: Finn Mayhew, Jeanne Garriz and Jean Pierre present their work at the APS April Meeting in Sacramento, California
  • November 2023: Jean Pierre presents his work on track reconstruction for P-ONE at the National Society of Black Physicists Conference in Knoxville, TN. 
  • October 2023: MSU hosts the binannual IceCube collaboration meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A schematic representing a microscopy measurement where a pulse of laser light (red curve) illuminates an atomically sharp tip (top) positioned above the sample surface. The graphene nanoribbon sits on top of a gold substrate. Experimental data is shown in blue, revealing the distribution of electrons above the nanoribbon.
July 8, 2024
A new technique reveals single atom misfits and could help design better semiconductors used in modern and future electronics
An atomic nucleus is shown with blue neutrons and red protons clustered in its core. There is one proton,, however, that orbits that central cluster, creating what's called a proton halo.
June 17, 2024
The first results from FRIB’s precision measurement program measure the mass of a rare isotope
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, known as Sagittarius A*, or Sgr A*, appears as a bright spot against the backdrop of space in this telescope image, shrouded by X-ray light, which appears as clouds of red and blue. Credit: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Wisconsin/Y. Bai, et al.
June 11, 2024
Spartans have uncovered new information about the galaxy’s central black hole, Sagittarius A*