Megan Donahue Named University Distinguished Professor
July 17, 2019

Professor Megan Donahue is named a University Distinguished Professor by the MSU Board of Trustees.

Research Associate Chelsea Harris selected as 2019 Howes Scholar
June 13, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher Chelsea Harris is selected as one of two recipients for the 2019 Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science Award, presented by the Krell Institute.

Physics & Astronomy Day at Impression 5 Science Center
March 26, 2019

On Saturday, 30 March 2019, the MSU Department of Physics & Astronomy will be a sponsor of Physics and Astronomy Day at Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Students and faculty will lead hands-on interactive activities for children of all ages.

Undergraduate students create MSU Physics Education in Ghana Initiative
March 14, 2019

Undergraduate students Gabriel Moreau, Evan Brook, Dylan Smith, Aalayah Spencer, and Matt Ring have created the MSU Physics Education in Ghana Initiative in the Department of Physics and Astronomy under the guidance of Associate Professor Danny Caballero.

Two PA graduate students aim to resolve the mysteries of the gluons inside the nucleon
February 28, 2019

Two PA graduate students, Zhouyou Fan and Adam Anthony, tackle difficult problem in particle theory and publish results in Physical Review Letters (PRL).

Nobel Prize winner lecture at MSU - Takaaki Kajita
February 27, 2019

Professor Takaaki Kajita, Nobel Laureate and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, will be presenting a talk on the discovery of neutrino oscillations.

Michigan State University graduate student awarded Department of Energy fellowship
September 14, 2018

Graduate Student Steven Fromm joins a group of 25 first-year fellows in 2017, bringing the total number of current DOE CSGF recipients to 84 students in 21 states.

DUNE collaboration completes Far Detector Interim Design Report
August 23, 2018

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) collabora­tion, inclu­ding P-A Asst. Prof. Ken­dall Mahn, has re­leased its Inter­im Design Re­port for the con­struc­tion of gi­gantic modules for its “far detec­tor” in South Dakota.

Three P-A faculty members named to third cohort of STEM fellows
August 13, 2018

Three P-A faculty members—Huey-Wen Lin, Jaideep Taggart Singh, and Pengpeng Zhang—are among 12 selected for MSU's STEM Teaching and Learning Fellowship's fall 2018 cohort.

Birge group solves a storied problem
July 31, 2018

A research team led by Professor Norman Birge has found a solution to a long-standing problem with combinations of superconductors and ferromagnets.

FRIB accelerates first beams in 3 of 46 superconducting cryomodules
July 26, 2018

On July 11th & 12th, FRIB achieved a major project milestone by successfully accelerating its first beams in 3 of 46 superconducting cryomodules.

IceCube neutrinos point toward long-sought cosmic ray accelerator
July 12, 2018

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory has found evidence that a blazar four billion light years away in Orion is a source of extremely high-energy cosmic rays.

Heaviest known calcium atom discovered by MSU-led team
July 11, 2018

Researchers from MSU's NSCL/FRIB and the RIKEN Nishina Center in Japan have found eight new heavy isotopes of seven elements, including calcium-60.

Jaideep Taggart Singh receives DoE Early Career award
June 29, 2018

Assistant Professor Jaideep Taggart Singh of the P-A Dept. and FRIB received one of 84 Early Career Research Program Awards for 2018 from the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Office of Science.

Finding antineutrino oscillation
June 21, 2018

NOvA collaboration observes antineutrino interactions at rates indicating oscillation behavior.

Phillip Duxbury recommended as dean of the College of Natural Science
June 21, 2018

Subject to MSU Board of Trustees approval, P-A Professor Phillip Duxbury will become MSU College of Natural Sciences dean on August 16th.

MSU hosts U.S. Particle Acceleration School
June 15, 2018

MSU is the host of the summer 2018 session of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School.

Is there an end to the periodic table?
June 7, 2018

As the 150th anniversary of the formulation of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements looms, MSU professor Witold Nazarewicz probes the table's limits in a recent Nature Physics Perspective.

JINA-CEE collaboration detects an unusually fast-cooling neutron star
June 7, 2018

“Direct Urca process” neutron star cooling mechanism is first observed by a JINA-CEE research team including P-A Professor Ed Brown.


P-A grad student Jacob Calcutt earns award
May 25, 2018

Jacob Calcutt has received one of the latest round of 60 nationwide DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards.