Congratulations to Prof. Artemis Spyrou on her election as an APS Fellow. Professor Spyrou, who holds appointments both in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and at FRIB, received this recognition for her groundbreaking studies in experimental nuclear astrophysics. Her leadership in nuclear science and her efforts to inform the public has helped maintain the top ranking of our nuclear physics graduate program.
The new STEM teaching building was dedicated recently with many dignitaries and much emphasis on the critical role of STEM education for the future of the state and country. As the speeches and ribbon cutting were going on outside, Physics faculty were teaching introductory physics using new curricula that take full advantage of the new classrooms in the building. These innovative new curricula were developed using evidenced-based practices to better serve the students in these courses as part of the department's longstanding commitment to MSU's mission of excellence in both teaching and research.
Asst. Prof. Laura Chomiuk receives a 2018 NSF Early CAREER Award, one of 6 awarded to MSU NatSci faculty women this year.
MSU nuclear physics graduate program retains number 1 position in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report national rankings.
In a March 15th MSU Today “Faculty Voice” essay, Chris Adami remembers Stephen Hawking, who passed away on March 14th.
P-A graduate student Devyn Rysewyk relates her experiences installing equipment at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole.
Professor Emeritus Peter Schroeder passed away at the age of 89 on February 25, 2018.
At its February 16th meeting, the MSU Board of Trustees gave authorization to proceed with the next phase of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.
MSU nuclear theorists Witold Nazarewicz and Bastian Schuetrumpf join Massey University physicists in calculating the distributions of sub-atomic particles in oganesson (element 118), finding them highly unusual.