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September 6, 2017 MSU Astronomers confirm shockwave theory for nova behavior

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 Heiko Hergert receives DoE Early Career Award

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 discusses upcoming solar eclipse

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

July 1, 2017 July 2017: Interstellar ion research highlighted

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 NASA Renames Solar Probe Mission in Honor of MSU Physics Alumnus Eugene Parker

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.

June 1, 2017 June 2017: Muon g-2 collaboration featured in MSU Today article

The Muon g−2 Experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL, or "Fermilab") and its members within the MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy, Prof. Martin Berz, Research Prof. Kyoko Makino, and their team of graduate students, are featured in the June 8th MSU Today article "Muon Magnet's Moment Has Arrived".

May 1, 2017 May 2017: Witek Nazarewicz receives Flerov Prize

Hannah Professor of Physics Witold "Witek" Nazarewiczhas been awarded the G. N. Flerov Prize by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, for his theoretical studies of the atomic and nuclear properties of the heaviest elements.