Physics News



October 24, 2016 -- From MSU News Service

The series recognizes outstanding MSU faculty for their scholarship and leadership. Faculty presenting during the series will reflect on the inspirations for their work in lectures suited for professionals and lay people alike.

Montana State Alum Receives LOral Women for Science Grant

October 17, 2016 -- By Denise Hoepfner, MSU News Service

Laura Sampson, whose doctoral work at MSU contributed to the first detection of gravitational waves, has been named a 2016 Women in Science Fellow by LOral USAs For Women in Science fellowship program.

An artist's impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars.

August 31, 2016 -- MSU News Service

Montana State Universitys research enterprise had one of its strongest years in nearly every measure from expenditures, to new grants and dollars awarded, to a remarkable collection of publications, outreach and awards.

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July 18, 2016 -- MSU News Service

MSU was selected recently as one of nine official host universities for the 2017 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.

Nico Yunes

June 27, 2016 -- MSU News Service

The recent detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes signals a new era in gravitational wave astrophysics that will probe the Universe in never before known ways, writes a Montana State University physicist.

MSU solar physics post-doctoral researcher Sean Brannon.

June 2, 2016 -- By Jodi Hausen for MSU News Service

Sean Brannon used data from NASA satellite to rethink the speed and motion of solar flares, providing a better understanding of the flares that affect technology and people on Earth.

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.

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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 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.