Department News

Spring 2024 Graduate Student Research Symposium Engineering Award Winner-Yukai Ai

Yukai Ai placed second for oral presentation in the Ph.D. category for Engineering

Spring 2024 Graduate Student Research Symposium Physics Award Winner-Ishmael Apachigawo

Ishmael Apachigawo placed first for oral presentation in the Ph.D. category for Education, Arts and Sciences, and Business

Digging Through Data to Investigate Strange Matter - featuring Dr. Lamiaa El Fassi

Using the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, scientists were able to make the first-ever observations of how Lambda particles are...

MSU physicist first to observe formation of rare ‘strange matter’

Congrats to Dr. Lamiaa El Fassi for her and her collegues exciting discovery of how lambda particles form! 

Graduate Student, Claire Geneser, Wins College of Arts and Sciences top Award

MSU Physics and Astronomy graduate student, Claire Geneser, was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Oustanding Graduate Student Overall and the...

Study of possible wormholes in space lands MSU’s Ye in prestigious scientific journal

Research by Mississippi State Professor Jinwu Ye is featured in Nature—the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal—as part of an...

MSU physics professor part of multi-institution groundbreaking experiment to ‘push elements to the limit’

Benjamin Crider, a Mississippi State associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is part of the first—and groundbreaking—...

AWIS Member Spotlight

Dr. El Fassi interviewed about her life and career in Science!

Howell at the Moon Public Telescope Viewing on October 28th

We will be having a free public telescope observing event at the Howell Observatory on Oct 28th at 7 to 9pm. It is on the MSU Southfarm. Clouds...

Mississippi State faculty researcher collaborates on new lunar-based telescope launch

STARKVILLE, Miss.—A Mississippi State physics and astronomy faculty member is part of a group of scientists landing a new telescope on the moon’s...

MSU Professors featured in Physical Review

Four professors in our Physics and Astronomy Department are co-authors of two articles highlighted in the December 2021 issue of the Physical Review...

MSU researchers’ findings featured in Nature article on proton ‘broken symmetry’

A Mississippi State faculty member’s research on asymmetry in protons is introduced in today’s [Feb. 24] edition of Nature, a national publication...

PH 2213 and 2223 recitation sections

There is an on-line recitation section for PH 2213 (Physics I). Brooks Olree - Thursday afternoons from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm (...

MSU faculty’s astronomy research shines on NEOWISE comet

by Sam Kealhofer, Intern on the A&S Research Support Team The brightest comet in the northern hemisphere since 1997 reached naked eye visibility...

Comet Sighted!

Photo by Physics & Astronomy Associate Professor Donna M. Pierce Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) as seen from MSU's Thad Cochran Research Park at 4:49...

MSU stargazers Tanner, Geneser part of new planet discovery

June 24, 2020 Link to the original article:...

2024 Spring Courses

*/ Course List Also see Banner for complete list: ...

High school teachers and students doing real astronomy research? Absolutely!

Once again, nearly 30 teachers, students and astronomy educators from the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP) will be attending the...

SEC Physics and Chemistry Faculty Collaborate on Comet Research

By: Maria Gebhardt on the Auburn College of Arts and Sciences WebsiteDr. Donna Pierce, associate professor from the Department of Physics and...

New Physics Instructor is the "Singing Weatherman"

The MSU Physics and Astronomy Department welcomes Robert Swanson aka The Singing Weatherman. 

Dr. Dutta's breakthrough research resolves years-old proton size puzzle

Dr. Dutta's breakthrough research resolves years-old proton size puzzle  ...

Dr. Donna Pierce talks about the ever changing Great Red Spot of Jupiter

Dr. Donna Pierce is featured in The Conversation where she discusses the observed changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot. 

Dr. Ben Crider Wins NSF Career Grant

We congratulate Dr. Ben Crider 2019 NSF Career Grant for his research in low energy nuclear physics which primarily focuses on understanding the...

Dr. Lamiaa El Fassi's Nature paper highlighted by DOE

Missisisppi State press release regarding Dr. Lamiaa El Fassi's Nature paper was highlighted on the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science...

Dr. Angelle Tanner on Science Channel Space's Deepest Secrets

Dr. Angelle Tanner will be on the Science Channel Space's Deepest Secrets on October 22, 2018 regarding the Mystery of the Alien Megastructure.

Congratulations Dr. El Fassi SESAPS Member-at-Large Executive Committee

Dr. Lamiaa El Fassi has been elected as a Member-at-Large of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) Executive Committee...