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PhD Candidate Carl Fields Receives Popular and Academic Recognition

MSU Astrophysics PhD Candidate Carl Fields has received both academic and popular recognition for his research, including the Price Prize from the Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, the RPF Distinguish Postdoctoral Fellowship from Los Alamos National Lab, and being named to the Forbes 30 Under 30: Science list.


The astronomy group at Michigan State comprises 9 faculty within the Department of Physics and Astronomy, along with postdocs and graduate students. This cohort pursues a diverse spectrum of research, from the explosions of massive stars to the assembly of vast clusters of galaxies.

Interested in graduate study? Our program is designed to move students quickly into research on faciliites such as the Southern Astrophysical Research telescope. MSU also offers strong interdisciplinary programs with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics and the Department of Computational Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. Our page on graduate student life has more information about what it's like to be a graduate student at MSU.

Curious about astronomy? Check out our events listing, where you will find information on public observing and Astronomy on Tap featuring AoTLansing brews! Be sure to check out the Campus Observatory and Abrams Planetarium as well.