News and Announcements

9th Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Conference
Professor Petrov elected as an American Physical Society Fellow
Wayne State Planetarium hosts supermoon eclipse viewing
Wayne State University Planetarium hosted a highly successful viewing party for the Supermoon Eclipse on Sunday, September 27. About 150 people came to learn about, and view the eclipse through telescopes.
WSU VP of Research, Professor Stephen Lanier visits the Physics and Astronomy Department
Wayne State physics student receives U.S. Department of Energy Research Award
Rebecca Ann Coles, a graduate research assistant in Wayne State University’s Department of Physics, has been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research award.
Wayne State physics student receives U.S. Department of Energy Research Award
Rebecca Ann Coles, a graduate research assistant in Wayne State University’s Department of Physics, has been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award.
7th International Workshop on Charm Physics (CHARM 2015) hosted by Wayne State
First students graduate with BA in Astronomy from Wayne State
The Department of Physics & Astronomy has successfully graduated the first two students from the recently started BA in Astronomy program.
Detroit Public Schools teachers come to Wayne State to learn about astronomy
Educators from DPS came to Wayne State to learn about astronomy as part of the Solar Observing in Schools project led by Prof. Ed Cackett.
Wayne State physicists celebrate the restart of the Large Hadron Collider
Prof. Voloshin Awarded Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters journals
Professor Sergei Voloshin is among the 142 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters journals, chosen by the journal editors for 2015.
NSF Career Award to Prof T Sakamoto
Wayne State University Biophysicist Takeshi Sakamoto, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
Petrov receives Intensity Frontier Fellowship
Professor Alexey A Petrov has received a 2014 Intensity Frontier Fellowship and 2014 URA Visiting Scholar Award. According to http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/intensity_frontier/ Intensity Frontier Fellowships are awarded "to outstanding researchers in the areas of neutrino physics, muon physics, and other topics in the Intensity Frontier." Fellows will receive funding to allow enhanced participation in Fermilab experimental and data analysis efforts, in relevant areas of particle physics theory, or in future projects.
ZhiFeng Huang receives Career Development Chair Award.
Associate Professor ZhiFeng Huang has received a 2014 Career Development Chair Award
CMS and the discovery of the HIGGs
Professors Paul Karchin and Robert Harr featured in video reporting the discovery of the HIGGs boson
RSVP for Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture
NSF Career Award to Prof. Ed Cackett
Wayne State University astronomer Ed Cackett awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.
Science Under the Dome Lecture-Saturday at 3:00 pm before NOEL Night!
7th Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Conference. Friday, Nov 8th. New location: Old Main Bldg, Room 1107
7th Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Conference WSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, Friday, November 8, 2013 2:30 - 8:00 pm Room 245, Physics Bldg
SPS Team takes podium at 2013 Warrior Game
SPS team rose and battled out all competitors to take the podium as the 2013 Warrior Game Champions!
Dr. Sultana Nahar recipient of John Wheatley Award of the American Physical Society
Wayne State welcomes undergraduates from around the country for physics research experience
Richard J. Barber Summer Research Program
Professor Paul Karchin Elected Member of WSU Academy of Scholars
Professor Ratna Naik selected fellow of the ELATE program of Drexel University