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MSU to establish accelerator science & engineering traineeship program
November 16, 2017

Michigan State University is establishing an Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeship (AS&E) program to address a national shortage in accelerator scientists and engineers.

Kendall Mahn named analysis coordinator for international T2K Experiment
November 7, 2017

Michigan State University high energy physicist Kendall Mahn is one of two analysis coordinators selected for the international Tokai-to-Kamioka (“T2K”) Experiment, which studies the properties of a subatomic particle called the neutrino.

Bradley M. Sherrill receives 2018 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics
October 24, 2017

University Distinguished Professor Bradley M. Sherrill, director of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), was awarded the 2018 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics by the American Physical Society (APS).

October 20, 2017

Michigan State University contributed to the scientific confirmation of the observation of merging neutron stars, which made headlines around the globe this week.

"C.-P." Yuan Invested as Wu-Ki Tung Endowed Professor of Particle Physics
October 20, 2017

In a ceremony held on 17 October 2017, Professor Chien-Peng "C.-P." Yuan was formally invested as Wu-Ki Tung Endowed Professor of Particle Physics.

Steven Lund chosen as new head of U.S. Particle Accelerator School
October 12, 2017

The U.S. Particle Accelerator School has selected MSU Professor Steven Lund as its new Director, effective 01 December 2017.

October 12, 2017

MSU Professors Remco Zegers and Chris Adami were elected as 2017 American Physical Society Fellows.

October 12, 2017

Two Michigan State University Physics & Astronomy graduate students – Crispin Contreras-Martinez and Roy Ready – were among 52 graduate students from across the nation selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.

October 10, 2017

Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State University has received a grant of $97,259.00 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will enable the planetarium to update its exhibition space with a new display featuring its collection of meteorites, which includes seven specimens of the 10 known Michigan meteorites.

October 6, 2017

Three nuclear physics related computational research projects involving MSU researchers have won grants from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC).

Johannes Pollanen invested as Jerry Cowen Chair of Experimental Physics
September 14, 2017

In a ceremony held on 14 September 2017, Johannes Pollanen, Assistant Professor in the MSU Physics & Astronomy Department, was formally invested as a Jerry Cowen Chair of Experimental Physics.

September 6, 2017

A research team including MSU P-A faculty members Laura Chomiuk and Jay Strader has made and analyzed observations which confirm a theory concerning the role of shockwaves in the behavior of certain types of stellar explosions called novae.

August 31, 2017

Assistant Professor Heiko Hergert of the P-A Dept. and NSCL/FRIB received one of 59 Early Career Research Program Awards for 2017 from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

August 16, 2017

Abrams Director Shannon Schmoll contributes MSU Today "Faculty Voice" article "The Great American Eclipse"

July 1, 2017

The research of MSU Foundation Professor Marcos Dantus, faculty member in the Chemistry Department and adjunct professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy is highlighted in two online articles published on 05 July 2017.

NASA Renames Solar Probe Mission in Honor of MSU Physics Alumnus Eugene Parker
June 1, 2017

In a ceremony at the University of Chicago on 31 May 2017, NASA announced that the former Solar Probe Plus mission, which will launch in 2018, was being renamed the Parker Solar Probe in honor of MSU alumnus solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker. This is the first time a spacecraft has been named for a living person.