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