Atomic age began 75 years ago with the first controlled nuclear chain reaction
The quest to understand delayed neutron emission and nuclear fission continues in modern nuclear physics laboratories. The race today is not for building atomic bombs or even nuclear reactors; it’s for understanding of basic properties of nuclei through close collaboration between experiment and theory.
Ecologist to play role in large-scale seabird study
MSU quantitative ecologist Elise Zipkin will play a lead role in the model development of aerial seabird data for the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species. The study area spans the coast from the Texas-Mexico border down to the tip of Florida.View story photos
Business, IT students ready to help local companies
More than 20 teams of MSU undergraduate seniors are ready and waiting to help mid-Michigan businesses and nonprofits solve their digital problems.
MSU assistant professor lands NSF Early CAREER and DOE Leadership Computing Challenge awards
Huey-Wen Lin, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was recently awarded a five-year National Science Foundation Early CAREER award and a 2017 Advanced Scientific Computing Research Leadership Computing Challenge award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Streams can be sensors
Scientists at MSU have shown that streams can be key health indicators of a region’s landscape, but the way they’re being monitored can be improved.View story photos
MSU researcher to develop new technologies for tiny NASA spacecraft
An MSU scientist will help create artificial “brains” for tiny spacecraft that will mine asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, as part of NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program.View story photos
MSU iGEM team wins 2017 silver medal in Boston
MSU's International Genetically Engineered Machines team won a silver medal in this year’s iGEM competition in Boston.
Cheryl Sisk recommended as interim dean of College of Natural Science
Cheryl Sisk, associate dean for faculty development in the College of Natural Science, will be recommended as interim dean of the college, succeeding R. James Kirkpatrick, who served as dean since 2007.View story photos
Professor receives honorary degree in Finland
MSU’s Barbara Schneider, a John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki last May.View story photos
New discovery deepens understanding of brain’s sensory circuitry
An exploration of the deepest and most-mysterious layer of the cortex in mice by researchers at MSU and Brown University has revealed new circuits that may be central to how two key regions of the brain communicate about sensation.View story photos