Physics News


MSU professor and astrophysicist Neil Cornish.

February 27, 2017 -- By Denise Hoepfner, MSU News Service

Cornish will present Extreme Gravity at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium. A reception will follow at 8 p.m.


February 21, 2017 -- From MSU News Service

Forty of MSU's top seniors and their faculty and staff mentors will be recognized Feb. 21 at the 35th annual Awards for Excellence banquet held on the MSU campus.

Students from Bozeman area elementary schools interact with Looney, a robot from Montana State University professor Hunter Lloyd's robotics class during the annual Nano Days at MSU in Bozeman. The public is invited to Nano Days February 28, 2017 from

February 14, 2017 -- MSU News Service

The family-oriented event focuses on nanotechnology, the study of extremely small particles, as well as other small-scale science and engineering research.

Brock LaMeres Works on CubeSat

January 31, 2017 -- By Denise Hoepfner, MSU News Service

One sends a student-built satellite to space to demonstrate a radiation-tolerant computer technology and the other seeks to understand what causes the extraordinarily bright gamma-ray flashes that are produced by the lightning that occurs within a cloud.

Still from "Einstein's Gravity Playlist"

January 12, 2017 -- By Denise Hoepfner, MSU News Service

The show, "Einstein's Gravity Playlist," aims to bring a dynamic and multi-dimensional experience of Einsteins theory of gravity and last years discovery of gravitational waves to the public.

Kristen Blackler. Rufus T. Firefly Award for Innovative Service

January 4, 2017 -- From MSU News Service

Nineteen members of MSUs faculty and staff will receive their awards at the 2017 Spring Convocation, to be held Jan. 10.

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December 16, 2016 -- MSU News Service

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

Photo of Montana State University College of Engineering Dean Brett Gunnink, Tim Barnard MSU President Waded Cruzado and Mary Barnard in front of Barnard Hall.

December 15, 2016 -- MSU News

The renaming of the Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) building honors Bozeman residents Tim and Mary Barnard's gift of $6 million to MSU, and their ongoing support of the College of Engineering.

Tim and Mary Barnard

December 13, 2016 -- MSU News Service

The naming ceremony will be held from 4-4:30 p.m. in front of Barnard Hall, formerly the Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) building. A reception will follow from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Leigh Lounge in the Strand Union Building.

MSU's fall commencement in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

December 12, 2016 -- MSU News Service

MSU expects more than 1,250 students will receive degrees during MSUs 125th fall commencement.


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 L’Oréal 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.