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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

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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

Tiny laser makes 'twisted light'

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:33:32 GMT

New device could allow orbital angular momentum to be used in telecommunication devices
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Great Red Spot powers up the heat on Jupiter

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:46:44 GMT

Jovian atmosphere above storm is hundreds of degrees hotter than elsewhere on the planet
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Radioactive decay of manganese-54 is not affected by the seasons, says physicist

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:33:43 GMT

New study suggests electron-capture process is not influenced by Earth's proximity to the Sun
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