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Prof. Gary Westfall to retire after distinguished career April 30, 2020 Prof. Gary Westfall to retire after distinguished career

After 39 years at MSU, Dr. Gary Westfall will be moving into retirement.

T2K finds possible CP violation in neutrinos April 16, 2020 T2K finds possible CP violation in neutrinos

The T2K experiment, in which our Professor Kendall Mahn is an analysis co-coordinator, published a paper in Nature with the possible discovery of CP violation in neutrinos.

Teaching Physics in the time of COVID-19 April 9, 2020 Teaching Physics in the time of COVID-19

The faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Physics and Astronomy have been working incredibly hard to make the rapid transition to online teaching.

HAWC Group Tests Einstein's Theory of Relativity with Extreme Astronomy March 30, 2020 HAWC Group Tests Einstein's Theory of Relativity with Extreme Astronomy

Professor Jim Linnemann along with his recently graduated PhD student Sam Marinelli, current grad student Joe Lundeen, and other collaborators have published a Physical Reviews Letter testing Einstein's theory of relativity with high energy gamma rays observed by HAWC.

'Optical Tweezers' Help in Quest for Better Cancer Treatments March 10, 2020 'Optical Tweezers' Help in Quest for Better Cancer Treatments

A major breakthrough in observing telomerase activity at a single-molecule level with unprecedented precision was recently achieved by Matt Comstock and close collaborator Jens Schmidt.

Huey-Wen Lin Named 2020 Cottrell Scholar February 27, 2020 Huey-Wen Lin Named 2020 Cottrell Scholar

Assistant professor Huey-Wen Lin has been named by The Research Corporation for Science Advancement as a 2020 Cottrell Scholar, making her the latest Physics and Astronomy faculty member to win this prestigious award.

MSU Physics Grad Invented the Laser Printer and More January 27, 2020 MSU Physics Grad Invented the Laser Printer and More

MSU alum Gary Starkweather changed the course of modern printing technology.

MSU Students Travel to CUWiP 2020 January 27, 2020 MSU Students Travel to CUWiP 2020

Eleven MSU undergraduate physics majors are headed off to Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh.

Megan Donahue Named University Distinguished Professor July 17, 2019 Megan Donahue Named University Distinguished Professor

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 Research Associate Chelsea Harris selected as 2019 Howes Scholar

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.