Physics News


Neil Cornish

February 9, 2016 -- MSU News Service

One hundred years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, Neil Cornish, MSU professor and member of the LIGO gravitational wave detector team, will provide an update on efforts to detect them.

Nico Yunes

January 21, 2016 -- MSU News Service

Montana radio listeners can now tune in to a weekly, live radio segment about physics, astronomy and the cosmos with Montana State University Assistant Professor Nico Yunes and well-known Bozeman radio personality Chris Griffin of AM 1450 KMMS.

MSU's fall commencement in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

December 8, 2015 -- MSU News Service

MSU expects more than 900 students will receive degrees during MSUs 123rd fall commencement.

Electrical Engineering Professor David Dickensheets, left, and student Erwin Dunbar

September 17, 2015 -- By Sepp Jannotta, MSU News Service

The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million for the creation of a new nanotechnology center at Montana State University.

MOSES-2 sounding rocket

August 24, 2015 -- MSU News Service

MSUs experiment will give researchers insight into one of the biggest mysteries in solar physicsthe fact the sun's atmosphere is some 1,000 times hotter than its surface.

MSU doctoral student Alayna Caffrey. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.

August 14, 2015 -- MSU News Service

MSU's research enterprise closed out another strong year with a long list of scientific discoveries, new partnerships and major accomplishments in the fields of biomedicine and health, engineering, agriculture and the environment.


August 3, 2015 -- MSU News Service

Award-winning astrophysicist and author Janna Levin will present a free public lecture, From the Big Bang to Black Holes: Time, the Universe, and Everything, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium.

Sachiko Tsuruta

June 3, 2015 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

MSU astrophysicist Sachiko Tsuruta will receive the Marcel Grossmann Prize in Rome in July.

Spring 2014 commencement

May 4, 2015

MSU announces candidates for commencement at the Spring 2015 ceremony, set May 9. Approximately 1,871students, including graduates and undergraduates, are candidates for degrees.


April 24, 2015

Faculty, staff and students were honored at the awards ceremony held on April 23.


April 23, 2015 -- MSU News Service

MSU and the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate recently signed an agreement for expanded space research collaboration.

solar flares

April 7, 2015 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

The sun has seasons, a new discovery that could help scientists understand the Earths climate and do a better job of predicting space weather, according to an MSU solar physicist who was part of a team that just published its findings.

Image for Cornish team

March 30, 2015 -- MSU News Service

MSU is part of a national network that just received $14.5 million to create and operate a center for detecting gravitational waves, an achievement expected to offer radical new insights about the universe.

Nico Yunes

March 24, 2015 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

An MSU astrophysicist who investigates some of the biggest mysteries in the universe has won the worlds most prestigious award for young scientists conducting gravitational research.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

March 5, 2015 -- MSU News Service

Astrophysicist, author and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson visited Montana State University on March 4. Before his lecture, he briefly answered a few questions.