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ISU physics star receives prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowship article thumbnailISU physics star receives prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowship. Illinois State senior Samantha Norris research on fundamental particle interactions with Illinois State Distinguished Physics Professors Rainer Grobe and Charles Su helped her land the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. [Read the rest]
New video system enhances Planetarium shows article thumbnailNew video system enhances Planetarium shows. A new projection system is lighting up the Illinois State University Planetarium’s dome.  [Read the rest]
Complex networks subject of physics colloquium article thumbnailComplex networks subject of physics colloquium. Takashi Nishikawa, research associate professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Northwestern University, will talk about complex networks on April 5. [Read the rest]
Superconductivity subject of physics colloquium article thumbnailSuperconductivity subject of physics colloquium. John Zasadzinski, a professor of physics at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), will present “Superconductivity in accelerator and particle physics” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Moulton Hall, room 214.  [Read the rest]
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Skadron Prize!

The Skadron Prize is a computational physics competition. Each year we pose a challenge to our physics majors, and reward the best solution with the honor of Skadron Prize first place (and a cash prize). Download this year's challenge problem at this link: Skadron competition: "Win the election" (.nb)

The deadline for submission is April 9. Have fun with this one! For further information, check the Skadron Awards web page

Calendar

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ISU Planetarium presents Cosmic Colors
Wed, May 18, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Planetarium - Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4
ISU Planetarium presents Cosmic Colors
Fri, May 20, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Planetarium - Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4
ISU Planetarium presents Cosmic Colors
Wed, May 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Planetarium - Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4
ISU Planetarium presents Cosmic Colors
Fri, May 27, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Planetarium - Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4

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Podcast: Uncommon Knowledge

Dr. Jay Ansher Dr. Jay Ansher co-hosts the Uncommon Knowledge podcast, which tackles everyday science, busts myths, and entertains as well. Produced by WGLT public radio.

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Physics News from Around the World

Are wormholes or 'gravastars' mimicking gravitational-wave signals from black holes?

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:25:48 GMT

LIGO experiment could have detected signal from 'exotic' compact celestial object
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Why quantum cryptography could be a one-way street

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:45:48 GMT

Physicists show asymmetry in nonlocality of quantum states
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Consortium sets out to build European laser plasma accelerator

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:27:16 GMT

EuPRAXIA aims to put compact electron accelerator on scientific facility road map
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