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October 22, 2018

U-M researchers update device to quickly sniff out gases

University of Michigan researchers have refined a gas-sniffing device so it can detect poisonous gases and explosives in less than half a second.

The laser-based method could be used as a security device in airports or to monitor for pollutants or toxins in the environment.

October 19, 2017

Leinweber Foundation gives $8M for physics center in LSA

An $8 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation will expand opportunities for students and faculty from the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics to study fundamental questions in particle physics and the evolution of our universe.

October 17, 2016

U-M helps find solar system's second-most distant minor planet

Astronomers at the University of Michigan and their colleagues on the Dark Energy Survey have discovered a new dwarf planet that's more than 90 times farther from the sun than Earth, making it the second-most distant minor planet in the known solar system.

February 11, 2016

University researchers contribute to gravitational wave discovery

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.

The discovery confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

March 19, 2014

Gravity wave discovery supports U-M physicist's 25-year-old theory

A U-M physicist's theory of how so-called cosmic inflation works is among the few models still plausible to describe how the fast and exponential expansion of the earliest universe led to the smooth distribution of galaxies in the cosmos we know today.

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