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Past Conferences and Workshops

The MSU Department of Physics & Astronomy and many of its sub-units and affiliated research groups periodically host Conferences and Workshops. This is an access point for information about such events in past years. For the current year's and upcoming conferences and workshops, see the current conference/workshop listing.


18-22 July 2016: 2016 International Collaborations in Nuclear Theory (ICNT) Program “Deuteron-induced reactions and beyond: Inclusive breakup fragment cross sections”. This is a one-week program which takes place at the NSCL/FRIB.

31 May – 17 June 2016: 2016 International Collaborations in Nuclear Theory (ICNT) Program “The r-process nucleosynthesis: connecting FRIB with the cosmos”. This is a three-week program which takes place at the NSCL/FRIB. The outcome of the program will be a white paper discussing promising r-process experiments, their likely impact, and their astrophysical, astronomical, and nuclear theory context.

  • Week one (31 May – 03 June 2016): r-process abundances, observations, abundance patterns, r-process sites, kinds and compositions of ejecta, multiple r-processes, chemical evolution constraints, kilonova, open questions.
  • Week two (06-10 June 2016): Intensive Workshop on r-process experiments, experimental capabilities + related theory such as mass models, reaction rate calculations, impact of experiment.
  • Week three (13-17 June 2016): astrophysical simulations of supernova winds and neutron star mergers, reaction networks, sensitivity studies. Discussion of impact of different experiments and writing the first draft of the white paper on r-process experiments.


10-14 August 2015: International Phosphorene Symposium 2015 in the MSU Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building (mainly in room 1400).

6-9 May 2015: FEIS 2 - Second Femtosecond Electron Imaging and Spectroscopy workshop in Lansing, Michigan.


9-12 December 2013: FEIS 2013 – Femtosecond Electron Imaging and Spectroscopy workshop in Key West, Florida.

28-29 May 2013: Workshop on Topological Phases

30-31 May 2013: 40 Years of Variable Stars: A Celebration of Contributions by Horace A. Smith




Summer 2004

15th International Topical Conference on Hadron Collider Physics (HCP2004)
Michigan State University
14-18 June 2004
The latest results from experiment and theory in the field of hadron collider physics will be presented and discussed.

Spring 2003

Ohio-Michigan Physics Conference on the Frontiers of Quantum Computing
Michigan State University
11-12 April 2003
Sponsored by the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society, the Institute for Quantum Science and Michigan State University.

Fall 2002

7th International Computational Accelerator Physics Conference ("ICAP02")
Michigan State University
15-18 October 2002

Summer 2002

The New Thermoelectric Materials Workshop
August 17 - August 21, 2002

Fall 2001