Guang Jia and medical physics doctoral candidate Joseph Steiner are revolutionizing prostate cancer screening by developing a device to increase accuracy. If successful, their device will produce more accurate CT scans of the prostate and improve prostate cancer diagnoses.
Ivan Agullo has received a five-year National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award to support his research on the early universe.The NSF CAREER award is one of the foundation's most prestigious grants awarded to promising junior faculty who effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.
Wayne Newhauser and LSU medical physics graduate students are exploring transformative research using 3-D technology to create new tools for leading-edge cancer research, translating into improved patient care.
Bradley Schaefer has a wide range of interests throughout astrophysics, including gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, low mass X-ray binaries, eclipsing binaries, Nereid, Pluto, Kuiper Belt Objects, sunspot counts, astronomical effects on history, the accuracy of the press in reporting astronomy, the origin of the Greek and Chinese constellations, archaeoastronomy, astronomical events in history. Read More
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, is one of NSF's largest investments, which consists of more than 900 scientists from institutions throughout the U.S. and 16 countries working together to detect and analyze gravitational waves as defined by Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. The spokesperson for this massive collaboration is LSU Physics & Astronomy Professor and LIGO scientist Gabriela Gonzalez. Read More
LSU Astrophysicst Geoffrey Clayton's recent paper is featured in Research Highlights from the journals of the AAS. This paper reports the results of program using Hubble Space Telescope to study the nature of interstellar dust in the Andromeda Galaxy, which is the nearest galaxy similar to the Milky Way. Read More
Professor Shane Stadler and colleagues discovered a breakthrough material that may change the heating and cooling industry. A Louisiana company called Magnetic Cool LLC licensed this material and is developing a prototype that could provide more efficient and environmentally friendly refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Read More
LSU Physicist James Matthews and an international team of scientists are reconstructing the path of the Universe's most energetic cosmic rays, bringing new insights into the origin and nature of this intergalactic phenomenon. Read More
Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at LSU! The department is actively involved in research in astronomy and astrophysics, gravitation and relativity, nuclear and particle physics, medical physics, materials and condensed matter physics, atomic/molecular/optical physics, quantum optics and computing, and medical physics.More...