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April 1, 2011 April 2011: Physics major Fei Yuan honored by MSU Board of Trustees

Physics major Fei Yuan was one of 33 graduating students honored by the MSU Board of Trustees for high scholastic achievement at its 15 April 2011 meeting.

January 2, 2011 2011: P-A Department's Visit by Nobelist John Mather

The MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy is honored to welcome a visit by John C. Mather, who shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for his leadership of the team which succeeded in making precise measurements of the black body form of the cosmic background radiation and its anisotropy. He will be with us on Wednesday and Thursday the 19th and 20th of October 2011.

January 1, 2011 2011: MSU P-A Professor Pengpeng Zhang Selected for U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Research Program Award

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) recently announced 68 Early Career Research Program financial awards for young faculty from amongst 1150 applicants for the fiscal year 2011. One of the awardees was Dr. Pengpeng Zhang of the MSU P-A department. Dr. Zhang's project, Utilizing Molecular Self-Assembly to Tailor Electrical Properties of Si Nanomembranes has potential applications ranging from nano-electronics to energy harvesting. It was selected for funding by the DoE's Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES).

December 1, 2010 December 2010: Physics and astrophysics senior Jessica Muir named 2010 Marshall Scholar

In 2010, Physics and astrophysics senior Jessica Muir was named 2010 Marshall Scholar.

September 5, 2010 September 2010: Physics graduate student Sarah Heim receives award

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.

September 4, 2010 September 2010: Physics alumna Dr. Azam Niroomand-Rad receives award

Physics alumna Dr. Azam Niroomand-Rad (M.S. 1971, Ph.D. 1978) received the 2010 MSU College of Natural Science Outstanding Alumni Award.

September 3, 2010 September 2010: Nathan Sanders received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Nathan Sanders, a Physics/Astrophysics senior, recieved a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

September 2, 2010 September 2010: Interview with two incoming freshmen physics/astronomy majors on 1320 WILS

Two incoming freshmen to MSU with physics/astronomy majors interview on 1320 WILS.