Our Science and Scientists in the News

March 2018

The paper "New result for the neutron β-asymmetry parameter A0 from UCNA" co-authored by Chris Wrede was highlighted as an Editors' Suggestion in Physical Review C.

January 2018

The paper by Massey/MSU theorists on "Electron and Nucleon Localization Functions of Oganesson: Approaching the Thomas-Fermi Limit" was featured as "Physics Viewpoint: Heaviest Element Has Unusual Shell Structure". It was also featured on the cover of Phys. Rev. Lett. 120(5) issue, Physics Today, Nature, MSUToday, Physics World, Science News, and Gizmodo

December 2017

The paper by Bastian Schuetrumpf et al. on "Cluster formation in precompound nuclei in the time-dependent framework" was featured as Physics Focus "Nuclear Fusion in Hi-Def"

November 2017

Artemis Spyrou and Wolfgang Mittig published an article in the The Conversation: Atomic age began 75 years ago with the first controlled nuclear chain reaction

Daniel Bazin was chosen to write the APS Physics Viewpoint: Doubly Magic Nickel

October 2017

MSU Professor Remco Zegers named 2017 APS Fellow

MSU Professor Steve Lund chosen to head US Particle Accelerator School

Two MSU graduate students receive prestigious DOE fellowship.

October 2017

Immense oganesson projected to have no electron shells.

Scott Pratt's paper on the "Consistent implementation of non-zero-range terms into hydrodynamics" was highlighted as Editors' Suggestion in Physical Review C

August 2017

MSU Hannah Professor and FRIB Chief Scientist Witek Nazarewicz was awarded the Flerov Prize in recognition of his contributions to the theoretical understanding of the properties of the heaviest elements.

MSU Assistant Professor Heiko Hergert has been selected by the DOE Office of Science as a recipient for an FY2017 Early Career Research Program award. Dr. Hergert, this year’s sole recipient from MSU,  joined the FRIB faculty in 2015 and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

July 2017

Tetraneutron calculations by Kevin Fossez et al. published in Physical Review Letters were highlighted by Physics World: http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2017/jul/24/can-four-neutrons-form-a-stable-nucleus

Morten Hjorth-Jensen was chosen to write a Synopsis piece for a recent PRL: https://physics.aps.org/articles/v10/72

June 2017
The work described in this highlight by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science was done at NSCL, led by an outside user from the University of Connecticut.

May 2017
Witek Nazarewicz' paper “Challenges in nuclear structure theory” has 
been selected as a 2016 Journal of Physics G Highlight

Artemis Spyrou's article in the Journal of Physics G "Emerging Leaders" 
volume was highlighted by the publisher

February 2017

Filomena Nunes, managing director for the FRIB Theory Alliance and professor of physics, received MSU’s 2017 Inspirational Woman of the Year Award in the Professional Achievement category.