Physics News


Laser technician David Ferguson

May 26, 2016 -- By Anne Cantrell, MSU News Service

The two-year program will prepare graduates to work as technicians in laser optics and photonics companies. It will lead to an associates degree in photonics and laser technology.

Extended University color logo

May 10, 2016 -- MSU News Service

MSU Extended Universitys summer online courses for science teachers are now open for enrollment.

Neil Cornish

May 5, 2016 -- MSU News Service

MSU scientists part of international team to win prestigious Breakthrough Prize for gravitational wave discovery.


May 2, 2016 -- MSU News Service

MSU expects 2,040 students will receive degrees during MSUs 124th spring commencement.

Visitors to the Black (W)hole traveling exhibit are enveloped by a multimedia experience.

March 4, 2016 -- By Amanda Eggert for the MSU News Service

An article about an art-science installation that features gravitational waves appeared in a journal the same month that an international group provided evidence of gravitational waves very existence. MSU professors were involved in both projects.

Neil Cornish

February 11, 2016 -- MSU News Service

One hundred years after Einstein predicted gravitational waves in his theory of relativity, such waves have been detected coming from the collision of two black holes. MSU researchers were part of the international team that made the discovery.

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.