Conferences will take place simultaneously across the country on Jan. 17-19 LSU’s Department of Physics & Astronomy was selected to host one of only eight Conference(s) for Undergraduate Women in Physics, or CUWiP, taking place simultaneously across the country on the weekend of Jan. 17-19. Funded by the American Physical Society, the goal of CUWiP… Read More
Cements status as one of the world’s leading ornithological institutions An international team of researchers coordinated by ornithologist Bret Whitney of the LSU Museum of Natural Science, or LSUMNS, recently published 15 species of birds previously unknown to science. The formal description of these birds has been printed in a special volume of the “Handbook… Read More
Although other countries have done more than the U.S. to invest in alternative energy sources, industries in the U.S. are now seeing such investments as a business opportunity, William Brinkman, director of the office of science with the U.S. Department of Energy, said during a talk last month at LSU.
Deep Ocean Discoveries *The first in a series exploring the process of scientific discovery By Paige Brown It is earth’s last frontier: the ocean floor. Researchers currently have more detailed maps of the surface of Mars than they do of our own deep ocean. But thanks to several LSU coastal science researchers, that is beginning… Read More
LSU Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy Daniel Sheehy has received a five-year NSF Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award to support theoretical research andeducation in new states of matter in cold-atom systems. The NSF CAREER award is one of the foundation’s most prestigious grants awarded to promising junior faculty who effectively integrate research… Read More
LSU research team first to show eyeless Australian fish have closest relatives in Madagascar A team of researchers from LSU’s Museum of Natural Science, or MNS, and the American Museum of Natural History has discovered that two groups of blind cave fishes on opposite sides of the Indian Ocean are each other’s closest relatives. Through comprehensive DNA… Read More