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April 2, 2016 April 2016: Yearly Departmental Awards for 2016

The 2016 Department of Physics & Astronomy Awards were presented at a reception held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, 28 April 2016 in the main conference room, 1400 BPS Bldg.

The award presentation was followed by a concert by the Grand Canonical Ensemble (Physics Choir).

April 1, 2016 April 2016: HAWC researchers release detailed high energy gamma-ray sky map

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC)has been in operation for just over a year, collecting detailed observations of approximately two-thirds of the sky at high energy gamma-ray wavelengths with about 15 times the sensitivity of previous gamma-ray survey instruments.

January 4, 2016 January 2016: Marcos Dantus named MSU Foundation Professor

Marcos Dantus, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, is a leading expert on ultrafast laser pulse technology.

January 3, 2016 2016: Two P-A faculty members receive 2016 DOE Early Career Research Program Funding

MSU Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professors Sean Couch and Chris Wrede are among the 49 scientists nationwide to be selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science to receive significant funding for their research as part of the DOE's 2016 Early Career Research Program. Of these 49 recipients, 27 are from U.S universities and 22 are from DOE's national laboratories.

January 2, 2016 2016: Research Team Makes Advances in Computer Memory Technology

Advances in the speed of computer hardware have been accompanied by massive increases in the amount of memory which the faster processors can handle. While these advances enable systems to process larger and more detailed sets of data ranging from scientific analysis to website content to online gaming to streaming video, the vast amount of information needs to be stored for access, and that takes a considerable amount of electrical power.

January 1, 2016 2016: Kendall Mahn Receives Sloan Research Fellowship

MSU Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Kendall Mahn has been named a recipient of a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship.

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. They provide $55,000 of research funding over the two years of the fellowship.

December 3, 2015 December 2015: P-A Faculty members receive all-university awards

Physics and Astronomy Professor Mark Voit is one of ten MSU Faculty members to receive one of this year's ten William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Awards.

Richard Lunt, a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, received one of this year's six Teacher-Scholar Awards.

December 2, 2015 December 2015: Nuclear physics grad student Amy Lowell receives DOE fellowship

MSU Physics and Astronomy theoretical nuclear physics graduate student Amy Lowell was among the six new recipients of the U. S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship this year.

December 1, 2015 December 2015: Inert gas magnetization research for use in MRI scans featured in MSU Today article

MSU Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Jaideep Singh's research into magnetizing the inert gases helium and xenon for use in enhancing MRI scans, especially for the lungs, is featured in a December 9th MSU Today article.

November 3, 2015 November 2015: Tyce DeYoung article published in 'The Conversation' online magazine

The online magazine "The Conversation" published an article on 13 November 2015 by MSU Physics & Astronomy Associate Professor Tyce DeYoung describing research with the IceCube experiment at the South Pole, which uses a billion tons of Antarctic ice to detect the by-products of high energy neutrino collisions.