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.
Michigan State University is establishing an Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeship (AS&E) program to address a national shortage in accelerator scientists and engineers.
Jessica Micallef, a Michigan State University physics and computational science graduate student, has received one of twelve 2017 Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (ACM SIGHPC)/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships.
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.
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).
Michigan State University contributed to the scientific confirmation of the observation of merging neutron stars, which made headlines around the globe this week.
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.
The U.S. Particle Accelerator School has selected MSU Professor Steven Lund as its new Director, effective 01 December 2017.
MSU Professors Remco Zegers and Chris Adami were elected as 2017 American Physical Society Fellows.
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.