It’s not every day you get a “woo hoo!” out of a physicist. But that’s just what happened earlier this week, when a University of Michigan physicist’s 25-year-old theory turned out to be one of the few models that explain the formation of the universe based on new information about rapid expansion of the universe just after the Big Bang.
Protons and neutrons, the particles in an atomic nucleus, are made of smaller pieces called quarks. And some types of quarks can form particles that exhibit surprising behaviors — and a new surprise has been found by researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Bryan H. Suits, professor of physics at Tech, has found a more familiar way to explain physics concepts to undergraduates who may have little background in the subject and even less interest. He’s teaching “The Physics Behind Music.”
The latest awards and industry certifications earned by Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions and groups.
The latest industry awards and certifications earned by Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions and groups
Traditional teaching is a little like watching a movie — those in the classroom sit passively in rows. Bahram Roughani, professor and head of the physics department at Kettering Univeristy, wants to make it more like a card game, with everyone sitting in a circle and everyone participating.
Michigan State University decided Friday to proceed with preparations for a nuclear research facility despite questions about how the federal budget squeeze might affect the project’s future.
They shook light from darkness. They coaxed something out of what we normally think of as nothing — the vacuum of space. And now their work has been named one of the top 10 breakthroughs of the year by Physics World, the international magazine announced today.
Michigan Technological University’s Board of control approved two new bachelor’s degree programs, two mew master’s degree programs and a new Ph.D. program at a regular meeting Friday.
Michigan State University is picking up the pace on plans for hosting a $615 million nuclear research facility.