UM Physicist On Her Big Bang Model's Validation: 'Woo hoo!'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.
Wayne State Physicists Find Tiny Quarks Are Charming SocialitesProtons 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.
Demonstrating Physics and a Passion for TeachingBryan 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.”
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Renovated Labs, 'Internal Cloud' Boost Physics Teaching At KetteringTraditional 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 Proceeds With Nuclear Research PlanMichigan 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.
Physicists’ 'Light From Darkness' Named A Top 2011 DiscoveryThey 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 Tech Board of Control Approves New Degree ProgramsMichigan 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.
MSU Steps Up $615M Physics Project PaceMichigan State University is picking up the pace on plans for hosting a $615 million nuclear research facility.
Alma Prof Writes Book, Article On Struggles Toward A-BombTechnology based in nuclear physics rather than in warfare was one of the primary challenges the World War II-era developers of the atomic bomb faced while working with hundreds of tons of uranium ore. That's the word from Cameron Reed, Charles A. Dana professor of physics at Alma College, in his book released last October, "The Physics of the Manhattan Project."
UM Offers Programs On Hockey's Physics Before Big Chill GamePhysics will be at play in every shot, check and goal of the attendance record-setting Big Chill at the Big House hockey match between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University on Dec. 11. In a game-day public lecture packed with demonstrations, chair of the Physics Department and recreational hockey player Brad Orr will discuss some of the science behind the world's fastest sport.