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HAWC gamma-ray observatory sheds light on origin of excess anti-matter November 16, 2017 HAWC gamma-ray observatory sheds light on origin of excess anti-matter

The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory (HAWC) in Mexico, built and operated by an international team of scientists, has captured the first wide-angle view of gamma rays emanating from two rapidly spinning stars. The results may cast serious doubt on one possible explanation for a mysterious excess of anti-matter particles near Earth.

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

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 Kendall Mahn named analysis coordinator for international T2K Experiment

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 Bradley M. Sherrill receives 2018 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics

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 MSU astronomers help to confirm discovery of neutron star merger

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

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 Steven Lund chosen as new head of U.S. Particle Accelerator School

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

October 12, 2017 Remco Zegers and Chris Adami named 2017 APS Fellows

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

October 12, 2017 Two P-A graduate students selected for U.S. DoE program

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.