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    LEAD, S.D. -- Two University of South Dakota graduate students in physics are working on experiments this summer nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in the Black Hills.
  • Top Producer

    The Department of Physics was recognized by the American Physical Society as being a Top Producer for having females earn a large fraction of Master’s degrees awarded  during the time period from 2010 - 2012, which ranked them in the top five nationally for all master’s producing institutions.  

  • Image Dongming Mei
    VERMILLION, S.D. -- University of South Dakota scientists have produced a radiation detector from the first large germanium crystals grown on campus, a significant step in the development of the semiconductor for use in science and commercial applications.

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