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Prof. Artemis Spyrou Named APS Fellow October 17, 2021 Prof. Artemis Spyrou Named APS Fellow

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.

Physics Teaching Innovation at the new STEM Teaching Building September 30, 2021 Physics Teaching Innovation at the new STEM Teaching Building

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.

Laura Chomiuk receives NSF Early CAREER Award March 27, 2018 Laura Chomiuk receives NSF Early CAREER Award

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 still ranked #1 March 21, 2018 MSU nuclear physics graduate program still ranked #1

MSU nuclear physics graduate program retains number 1 position in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report national rankings.

March 15, 2018 Chris Adami "Faculty Voice" essay remembers Stephen Hawking

In a March 15th MSU Today “Faculty Voice” essay, Chris Adami remembers Stephen Hawking, who passed away on March 14th.

Chasing Ghost Particles from MSU to Antarctica March 7, 2018 Chasing Ghost Particles from MSU to Antarctica

P-A graduate student Devyn Rysewyk relates her experiences installing equipment at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole.

MSU Physics & Astronomy suffers another emeritus faculty loss February 27, 2018 MSU Physics & Astronomy suffers another emeritus faculty loss

Professor Emeritus Peter Schroeder passed away at the age of 89 on February 25, 2018.

February 26, 2018 MSU Board of Trustees approves next stage of FRIB

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.

February 20, 2018 Unusual sub-atomic particle distributions calculated for oganesson

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.