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Ghostly Tales at Planetarium, October 27-28. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present Ghostly Tales under the Stars at 7:30 p.m. and midnight on Friday, October 27, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. [Read the rest]
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Fall 2017 Physics Colloquium Series. The Fall 2017 Colloquium Series runs through November 14. The series will take place at 4 p.m. every Tuesday in Moulton Hall, room 214.  [Read the rest]
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STEM social to draw underrepresented students to fields. The fourth annual Charles Morris STEM Social will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9, in the Jaime Escalante Conference Room. [Read the rest]
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A Homecoming tailgate invitation. Dean Greg Simpson invites all College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to join him for a tailgate prior to the Homecoming game Saturday, October 21. [Read the rest]
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2017 Merit Scholarships for freshmen and transfer students

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ISU Physics Discovery Day!

The Physics Department at Illinois State University invites high school students to Physics Discovery Day. You'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on physics activities, meet current students and faculty, and tour the department. Parents and teachers are also welcome.

ISU Physics Discovery Day is January 28, 2017. Have fun with this one! For further information, check the Discovery Day web page.

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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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The podcast is available on iTunes.



Physics News from Around the World

Atoms and Josephson junctions simulate 1D quantum liquid

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:43:22 GMT

Quantum simulators confirm Tomonaga–Luttinger theory
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What happened to the GW170817 neutron stars after the merger?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:14:37 GMT

Short-lived hypermassive neutron star could have been formed
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Spectacular collision of two neutron stars observed for first time

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMT

LIGO–Virgo collaboration and dozens of telescopes see gravitational waves and gamma rays from stupendous event, triggering new era in "multi-messenger astronomy"
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