July 27, 2021

physics

  1. March 9, 2021

    Physics undergrad proposes quantum field theory solution

    A pair of U-M physicists, including an undergraduate student, has discovered a set of functions can tighten the interpretation step, showing physicists may be able to overcome one of the major limitations of modern quantum simulation.

  2. October 1, 2020

    U-M physicists part of Large Hadron Collider upgrade

    U-M physicists Tom Schwarz, Bing Zhou and Junjie Zhu will have a key hand in upgrading CERN’s Large Hadron Collider using grants from the National Science Foundation totaling $7.1 million.

  3. May 26, 2020

    Physicist awarded $7.5M grant to bring metamaterial to life

    A team of researchers led by U-M is looking to develop metamaterials using a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the Office of Naval Research.

  4. October 29, 2019

    U-M builds critical component of instrument to probe dark energy

    The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, known as DESI, is designed to explore the mystery of dark energy, which makes up about 68 percent of the universe and is speeding up its expansion.

  5. October 22, 2018

    U-M researchers update device to quickly sniff out gases

    U-M researchers have refined a laser-based gas-sniffing device so it can detect poisonous gases and explosives in less than half a second.

  6. October 19, 2017

    Leinweber Foundation gives $8M for physics center in LSA

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

  7. October 17, 2016

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

    Astronomers at U-M 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.

  8. February 11, 2016

    University researchers contribute to gravitational wave discovery

    U-M researchers have been involved in the scientific collaboration that made a groundbreaking discovery of ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves.

  9. April 9, 2015

    U-M to help build next-generation dark energy probe

    University scientists and students will build components of a giant camera that will map 30 million galaxies’ worth of the universe in three dimensions.

  10. February 2, 2015

    Saturday Morning Physics returns with focus on planet, star formation

    The popular Saturday Morning Physics series opens its winter program this Saturday with a presentation by Jon Miller, associate professor of astronomy, on accretion power.