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Former KSU postdoctoral researcher Jinhui Chen has been awarded the 2012 George E. Valley, Jr. Prize by the American Physical Society (APS) in recognition of work done while he was a Kent employee. 

Kent State University researchers are co-leaders of an international team that discovered antihelium-4, the most massive antinucleus known to date. Discover magazine recently compiled a list of the top 100 science stories for 2011, and it ranked the antihelium-4 discovery as the number three story under physics and math, and as the number 20 story under all areas of science.

Kent State University researchers are part of a team of international scientists who have discovered antihelium-4, the most massive antinucleus known to date. This new discovery is the antimatter partner of the helium-4 nucleus, also called the alpha particle. Helium-4 is the normal form of helium, the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. 

For 23 years, Professor of Physics Declan Keane has worked at Kent State University, extending his passion for research from the classroom into the real world. Keane’s latest accomplishment is another milestone in his impressive career.

Keane was one of three Kent State faculty members recognized as Distinguished Scholar Award recipients at a luncheon ceremony on April 15. The other recipients of the 2011 award are Professor of Music Theodore Albrecht and Professor of Accounting Ran Barniv.

Kent State University researchers are part of a team of international scientists who have discovered antihelium-4, the most massive antinucleus known to date. This new discovery is the antimatter partner of the helium-4 nucleus, also called the alpha particle. Helium-4 is the normal form of helium, the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. 

Ten Kent State University researchers are part of a team of international scientists who have discovered the most massive antinucleus discovered to date. They are part of an international team of scientists studying high-energy collision of gold ions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a 2.4 mile-circumference particle accelerator at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., operated by the U.S. Department of Energy.