Physicists are relationship experts. It’s their job to explore one of the most fundamental relationships of all - the one between matter and energy. Physicists help us understand the world at its most fundamental level, from the smallest particles to the universe itself.
VERMILLION, S.D. — Two University of South Dakota faculty members worked on this year’s Nobel Prize winning topic in physics as graduate students, and one of them worked directly with Nobel winner Arthur B. McDonald.
Born inside distant, pulsating stars, germanium is a rare element on Earth most closely related to silicon and tin. Researchers at USD are working on ways to turn this shiny, grayish white metalloid into extremely sensitive sensors that may someday reveal the secrets of dark matter.