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December 1, 2015 December 2015: Inert gas magnetization research for use in MRI scans featured in MSU Today article

MSU Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Jaideep Singh's research into magnetizing the inert gases helium and xenon for use in enhancing MRI scans, especially for the lungs, is featured in a December 9th MSU Today article.

November 3, 2015 November 2015: Tyce DeYoung article published in 'The Conversation' online magazine

The online magazine "The Conversation" published an article on 13 November 2015 by MSU Physics & Astronomy Associate Professor Tyce DeYoung describing research with the IceCube experiment at the South Pole, which uses a billion tons of Antarctic ice to detect the by-products of high energy neutrino collisions.

November 2, 2015 November 2015: Nuclear properties calculated precisely by research group including MSU physicists

A November 3rd, 2015, MSU Today article highlights a set of computational results newly released by an international team of theoretical nuclear physicists including MSU Physics & Astronomy Professors Witold Nazarewicz and Morten Hjorth-Jensen.

November 1, 2015 November 2015: Anti-proton interactions measured by STAR Collaboration

The STAR Collaboration, with nearly 600 members from 57 research institutions around the world, including MSU/NSCL physicists Gary Westfall, John Novak and Terry Tarnowsky, has published an article in Nature describing the first direct measurements of interactions among anti-protons.

October 1, 2015 October 2015: MSU Cyclotron celebrates 50 years of beam

The MSU Cyclotron facility, which has since become the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, is celebrating 50 years of producing nuclear particle beams this year, and there is an MSU Today article exploring several facets of its history and events celebrating the anniversary.

July 3, 2015 July 2015: Shannon Schmoll, Abrams Director, provides "Faculty Voice" article for MSU Today

The "Faculty Voice" item in the 22 July 2015 MSU Today 360 Viewpoint section was written by Abrams Planetarium Director Shannon Schmoll, who has recently returned from a visit to several observatories in the mountains of Chile as part of the National Science Foundation-funded Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador Program, which she describes in her article.

July 2, 2015 July 2015: New 3-D models of supernova process presented by MSU astrophysicist's research team

MSU P-A Assistant Professor Sean Couch is part of a research team developing advanced models of stellar structure and evolution. They have recently published results describing the events leading up to massive stars' collapse and explosion as supernovae, based on computer models treating the process fully in three dimensions.

July 1, 2015 July 2015: MSU astronomer on research team re-evaluating population of early galaxies

In this July 1st, 2015 article in MSU Today, research by a group including MSU P-A Associate Professor Brian O'Shea is described. Using computer modeling of galaxy formation, the group is predicting a smaller number of faint galaxies in the very early universe than earlier models had suggested.

June 2, 2015 June 2015: Semiconductor research highlighted in MSU Today article

Research on advanced methods for semiconductor development and manufacture by members of the MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy, in conjunction with a research team from Northwestern University was featured in this June 26th, 2015 article in MSU Today. The article includes comments on the groups' research by Associate Professor Chong-Yu Ruan and Professor Phillip Duxbury.

June 1, 2015 June 2015: Physics & Astronomy faculty members named University Distinguished Professors

Each year, ten Michigan State University faculty members are designated as University Distinguished Professors, one of the highest honors that can be granted to faculty members by the university, in recognition of their achievements in teaching, research and community involvement.