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Three Bozeman companies have been selected recently for awards through the NASA SBIR and SBIR Select Phase I program. Anasphere is an MSGC Affiliate and MSGC and Physics students have worked there as well as at AdvR and Bridger Photonics. These awards keep Montana among the higher achieving companies for NASA SBIR/STTR awards. The companies and project titles are:
Bridger Photonics, Inc. Compact, Rugged and Low-Cost Atmospheric Ozone DIAL Transmitter
Anasphere, Inc. Droplet-Sizing Liquid Water Content Sensor
ADVR, Inc. Iodine Stabilized Seed Laser for Space Applications
Dick Smith 04/30/13
Congratulations to all our award winners for 2013!
Dick Smith 04/30/13
Upcoming Celebrate Einstein centennial brings together scientists and artists to exalt in discovery.
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Dick Smith 03/14/13
Anton Vorontsov, an assistant professor of physics at Montana State University, was named a 2013 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). The award was based on Vorontsov's innovative research and passion for teaching. Read more...
Dick Smith 03/08/13
More CubeSats from SSEL
Dave Klumpar and the SSEL team have received the great news that two more CubeSat proposals have been selected by NASA and prioritized for launch manifesting. They are the "Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron burst Intensity, Range, and Dynamics II (FIREBIRD- II)" and the "SpaceBuoy/SPINS 3U Space Weather CubeSat". These missions are intended to demonstrate viable launch opportunities for CubeSat payloads in the next three years as auxiliary payloads on planned NASA missions. These two proposals ranked number 4 and number 6 out of 24 selected proposals. Read more...
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Dick Smith 02/28/13
As a kick-off to the "Celebrating Einstein" event, this Friday Feb 22nd at 7pm, Nico Yunes will be giving a public talk on Einstein's legacy at the Museum of the Rockies.
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We are extremely proud to announce that Professor Richard Canfield is the recipient of the 2013 Hale Prize. The Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society awards this honorary prize, in memory of George Ellery Hale, to a scientist for outstanding contributions over an extended period of time to the field of solar astronomy. Prof. Canfield has indeed made seminal contributions to the study of the Sun, of a remarkably broad scope, as reflected in the numerous letters written in support of his nomination. Please join the Solar Group in congratulating Dick Canfield on this extraordinary honor! Past winners affiliated with our department include:
Loren W. Acton, 2000; Eric R. Priest, 2002
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More info about the Hale prize can be found at http://spd.aas.org/navbar_prizes.html
and more info on Prof. Canfield can be seen here.
Dick Smith 01/14/13
Kent Yagi, Nicolas Yunes, and Takahiro Tanaka said farewell to 2012 with a publication in the December 23, 2012 issue of Physical Review Letters. Congratulations!
Title: "GravitationalWaves from Quasicircular Black-Hole Binaries in Dynamical Chern-Simons Gravity"
Abstract: Dynamical Chern-Simons gravity cannot be strongly constrained with current experiments because it reduces to general relativity in the weak-field limit. This theory, however, introduces modifications in the nonlinear, dynamical regime, and thus it could be greatly constrained with gravitational waves from the late inspiral of black-hole binaries. We complete the first self-consistent calculation of such gravitational waves in this theory. For favorable spin orientations, advanced ground-based detectors may improve existing solar system constraints by 6 orders of magnitude. http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v109/i25/e251105
Dick Smith 01/08/13
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