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News and Announcements

Category: Science and Technology

Dr. Andrew Zwicker (right) and Montclair State physics majors in the experiment hall for the NSTX-U experiment.

Physics majors visit fusion experiment at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

Students learned about the National Spherical Torus Experiment from state senator Andrew Zwicker.

Physics majors Mariana Pereira and Jasmine Valencerina looking cool in their eclipse glasses. [Photo by John LaRosa.]

The April 2024 Solar Eclipse!

Physics & Astronomy led an on-campus event to view the eclipse.

LIGO twin facilities

Gravitational Wave Detectors restart their exploration of the Universe

Physics & Astronomy Department faculty participate in the fourth observing run of the LIGO detectors

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Physics & Astronomy hosts spring meeting of the NJ Space Grant Consortium

Join us for a poster session by Space Grant research students and a talk on neutron stars by Prof. Shaon Ghosh.

Professor Favata speaks at the Liberty Science Center.

‘Listening’ to spacetime at the Liberty Science Center

Physics Professor Marc Favata explored how we can listen to the universe via gravitational waves in a talk at the Liberty Science Center.

Drs. Ghosh, Favata and Martin in the LASER lab

Scientists Observe Collisions of Neutron Stars with Black Holes

Three Montclair State professors are part of international team behind first detection of long-sought class of stellar mergers

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Physics adds new dual-degree options in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Math, Business, and Teaching

Great options for new students and transfers to get their BS in Physics and a Master’s degree

Dr. Shaon Ghosh

Professor awarded grant for NSF supercomputing time

Will train introductory physics students to use Python to solve problems

Frame from numerical simulation of the binary coalescence GW190521.

A “bang” in LIGO and Virgo detectors signals most massive gravitational-wave source yet

A binary black hole merger likely produced gravitational waves equal to the energy of eight suns.

Professor Martin with a Faraday isolator in her optics lab.

Professor Martin awarded NSF grant to study future gravitational-wave detectors

Optics technology developed by this award will aid advanced interferometers in finding the most distant black holes.

physics students at APS conference

Physics students present results at American Physical Society

The annual meeting focuses on the fields of gravitational physics, astrophysics, and nuclear and particle physics.

Marc Favata

Montclair State Faculty Member Marc Favata Earns Prestigious Simons Fellowship

This award will give the physics professor a chance to collaborate with scholars around the world.