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Planetarium shows explore the science of light and flight article thumbnailPlanetarium shows explore the science of light and flight. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present two different full-dome video shows on weekends through May. [Read the rest]
‘Tis the Season at the Illinois State University Planetarium article thumbnail‘Tis the Season at the Illinois State University Planetarium. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present the holiday show 'Tis the Season, running weekends from Friday, December 2 through Saturday, December 17 [Read the rest]
Physics colloquium concludes with a bang article thumbnailPhysics colloquium concludes with a bang. Professor Jane Nachtman of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Iowa will present “Dark Matter in the Laboratory” November 15. [Read the rest]
Planetarium presents Musica, November 11-12 article thumbnailPlanetarium presents Musica, November 11-12. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present Musica at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 11, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12 [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

Former Lawrence Livermore physicist begins jail term

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:20:24 GMT

Quantum-computing scientist guilty of research-funding fraud
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Flash Physics: Plasma makes an ultraviolet twist, p-wave superconductivity in graphene, Sun does not affect radioactivity

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:06:43 GMT

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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Optical supercavity drives tiny and efficient laser

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:24:43 GMT

New laser is based on effect first predicted in 1929
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