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New faculty profile: Uttam Manna article thumbnailNew faculty profile: Uttam Manna. Uttam Manna has joined the Illinois State faculty as an assistant professor of physics. [Read the rest]
Free showings of Fragile Planet at Planetarium, April 20 and 22 article thumbnailFree showings of Fragile Planet at Planetarium, April 20 and 22. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present Fragile Planet: Earth's Place in the Universe, on April 20, as part of the Student Sustainability Committee’s Sustainability Showcase. [Read the rest]
Sights and sounds from Illinois State University’s Research Symposium article thumbnailSights and sounds from Illinois State University’s Research Symposium. Check out photos, video, and interviews from Illinois State University's annual Research Symposium. [Read the rest]
Modeling the universe: ISU physicist designs computer code to understand quantum world article thumbnailModeling the universe: ISU physicist designs computer code to understand quantum world. A jumble of letters and numbers fills the computer screen. To an untrained onlooker, the lines may look like gibberish, but it is actually a computer code key to understanding the smallest pieces of the universe. [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.

Calendar

Fall 2016 Colloquium Series
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Physics Colloquium Series: Prof. Robert Wagner
Tue, October 25, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Moulton Hall (MLT), 214 - Free and open to the public
Informal Physics Seminar Series: Prof. Tony Joseph
Fri, October 28, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Moulton Hall (MLT), 309 - Free and open to the public
ISU Planetarium presents: Ghostly Tales under the Stars
Fri, October 28, 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: Ghostly Tales under the Stars
Sat, October 29, 2016 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM 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

Competing claims over cause of cosmic cold spot

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:11:16 GMT

Voids are discounted as the source but some scientists disagree
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Flash Physics: Self-gravitating midges, ALICE sees 'enhanced strangeness', single photon links quantum dots

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:49:24 GMT

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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Flash Physics: Sun’s magnetic reach revised, committee gender quotas analysed, CERN gears up for restart

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:21:04 GMT

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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