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Nemiroff Honored for Astrophysics Research

The University is recognizing two faculty members with the 2012 Research Award, Robert Nemiroff and Andrew Storer. In nominating Nemiroff, physics professor Don Beck and Ravindra Pandey, chair of the physics department, cited his research based on gravitational lensing, noting that his groundbreaking predictions regarding binary stars, quasars and microlensing events (which give insight into stellar distributions and dark matter) have been proved correct. In another project, Nemiroff and his graduate students searched gamma-ray bursts to find “echoes” caused by the gravitational lens effect of dark matter. READ MORE

Another Outstanding Chapter Award for the Society of Physics Students

The Michigan Tech chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been selected as one of the 2011 Outstanding SPS Chapters. This is the second year in a row that the local chapter has earned such a distinction from the Zone Councilors and Associate Zone Councilors.

This chapter is part of Zone 09, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Upper Michigan, and Wisconsin. Award selection criteria include involvement with national meetings, outreach effort, community service, interaction with alumni, student recruitment, and more.

According to the Zone Councilors & Associate Zone Councilors, “This chapter makes a great push to keep alumni involved, while still looking towards the future and actively recruiting new members.”

“Our major is not easy, and we work together in order to make the times more fun, as Physics is our passion, and though it can be frustrating at times, we want nothing more than for our students to want to get a career in Physics.”


Professor Miguel Levy (Physics) has been named a Fellow of The Optical Society, which brings together scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders in the fields of optics and photonics. Election to the rank of Fellow is based on outstanding contributions to optics through accomplishments in science and engineering, technical leadership and impact on the optics community. Levy was recognized for outstanding and fundamental contributions in the areas of magneto-optic and opto-electronic films, and extensions of the theory and applications of magneto-optic photonic crystals.

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