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.
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.
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).
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.