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Free Planetarium shows during Sugar Creek Arts Festival article thumbnailFree Planetarium shows during Sugar Creek Arts Festival. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present free shows in celebration of the Sugar Creek Arts Festival, July 9-10.  [Read the rest]
Texas Redbird nabs new teacher award article thumbnailTexas Redbird nabs new teacher award. Award-winning teacher Joe Duda is one of 15 Illinois State alumni educators working in a Houston-area school district. [Read the rest]
Cosmic Colors at the Planetarium through July 22 article thumbnailCosmic Colors at the Planetarium through July 22. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present the family show Cosmic Colors, running May 18 through July 22. [Read the rest]
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]
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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

Informal Seminar Series - Fall 2015
Physics Colloquia - Fall 2015
ISU Planetarium presents Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing
Fri, September 2, 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 Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing
Sat, September 3, 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 Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing
Sat, September 3, 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 Moles: What Is Out There?
Fri, September 9, 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

Seismic 'weather bomb' lights up Earth's interior

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:44:34 GMT

Rare deep-Earth tremor caused by storms useful for seismic tomography
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Nonlinear optical quantum-computing scheme makes a comeback

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

"Cross-Kerr nonlinearities" could be used to create quantum-logic gate, say physicists
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Nobel laureate James Cronin dies at 84

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:48:49 GMT

Particle-physics pioneer co-discovered CP-symmetry violation in decaying K mesons
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