BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — Two LSU research projects have been selected for Discover Magazine’s Top 100 Stories of 2013.
Discover Magazine covers topical, sometimes controversial issues on the cutting edge of science and technology.
Associate professor biological sciences Brent Christner’s work on the exploration of lakes beneath Antarctica’s ice sheet was featured at number 12.
Christner has been investigating how microorganisms live in the sub-zero temperatures beneath the ice in Antarctica. He says his work “could aid in identifying environments for microscopic life on other planets.”
Professor of physics and astronomy Thomas Kutter was featured along with his research partner, Martin Tzanov an assistant professor of physics.
Kutter and Tzanov’s work on the T2K international collaboration was featured at number 66 on the magazine’s list.
Discover magazine describes the two physics professor’s research as information that “may lead to insights about why there is more matter than antimatter in the universe.”
Kutter said that his and Tzanov’s work, “It is a crucial stepping stone toward resolving one of the biggest mysteries of our own universe and existence."