Department News

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Celebration: Free event July 19

The Department of Physics at CSU will host a free, all-ages event at the Madison-Macdonald Observatory to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The search for nothing at all

If discovered, neutrinoless double-beta decay would solve longstanding mysteries about the basic properties of neutrinos, which are among the most abundant but least understood particles in the universe.

Little Shop of Physics draws 8,000 visitors to annual open house

On Feb. 23, LSOP hosted its biggest ever open house, drawing a crowd of 8,000 visitors.

Little Shop of Physics to host 28th annual open house

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Little Shop of Physics will host its 28th annual open house.

Department Highlights

Gavin Hester Finalist for APS Four Corners Prize

Gavin Hester, a student in Professor Kate Ross’s research group, has been selected as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s Harry Lustig Award. Hester was nominated by Ross and Professor Hua Chen.

Bradley group paper published in Physical Review E

Nanoscale patterns produced by bombarding a surface with an ion beam When an energetic ion strikes a solid surface, one or more atoms can be ejected from the solid. Bombarding a flat

Ross group paper published in PRL

Evidence for Bose-Einstein Condensation in a Rare-Earth Magnet The Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) state, where almost of the particles in a system “condense” into the lowest available energy state, is a fifth state

6th Annual PRSE Center for Advanced Magnetics Workshop

The 6th PRSE “Center for Advanced Magnetics” Workshop was successfully held in the Grey Rock Room in Lory Student Center on June 18, 2019.  The workshop had about 55 participants.  The program

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