In 2010, Physics and astrophysics senior Jessica Muir was named 2010 Marshall Scholar.
In 2010, Physics graduate student Sarah Heim received one of two Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Awards For Professional Development from the MSU College of Natural Science.
Physics alumna Dr. Azam Niroomand-Rad (M.S. 1971, Ph.D. 1978) received the 2010 MSU College of Natural Science Outstanding Alumni Award.
Nathan Sanders, a Physics/Astrophysics senior, recieved a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Two incoming freshmen to MSU with physics/astronomy majors interview on 1320 WILS.
In 2010, Bernard Pope is one of ten Distinguished Faculty Award recipients.
In 2010, Physics major Gabrielle Tepp was one of 23 students honored by the MSU Board of Trustees for academic excellence.
How proteins spontaneously “fold” from wiggling chains of amino acids into a wide variety of functional – or malfunctioning – three-dimensional molecules is one of the biggest mysteries in biochemistry.
Dr. Lisa Lapidus and her research collaborators have found some surprises in investigating the details of this process, which may have consequences in the future study of diseases and genetic disorders.
In the 2010 rankings of graduate programs across the United States, announced by U. S. News & World Reporton 15 April 2010, to appear in the 27 April 2010 issue, Michigan State University's Nuclear Physics program was ranked number one, after several years of placing second behind MIT.
In 2009, Timothy Beers received an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Research Award and achieved ISI's "Highly Cited Researcher" rating