Welcome to the Department of Physics.

ISU Physics News

Professors Harris and Wagman
Harris, Wagman win 2017-2018 Outstanding College Researcher Awards. The College of Arts and Sciences announces that Allison Harris, Department of Physics, and Jeffrey B. Wagman, Department of Psychology, are the 2017-2018 Outstanding College Researchers. [Read the rest]
Two black computer modules on a pedestal
Video of ISU Physics Discovery Day event. The annual Physics Discovery Day is designed to help area high school students explore career paths in physics through participating in various physics experiments geared to spark their curiosity.  [Read the rest]
Revised speaker for February 13 Physics Colloquium explores ancient physicists article thumbnail
Revised speaker for February 13 Physics Colloquium explores ancient physicists. Professor Sunil Chebolu, Ph.D. of the Illinois State University Department of Mathematics will speak on the topic “A Scientific Story:  From Aristotle to Newton” at 4 p.m. in Moulton Hall 214. The abstract of the talk: “For more than 2,000 years, physicists and astronomers were driven by some of the following, basic questions: What is […] [Read the rest]
image of moulton hall at Illinois State University
Spring 2018 Physics Colloquium Series announced. The roster for the Spring 2018 Physics Colloquium Series has been announced.  [Read the rest]
View News Archive

2018 Merit Scholarships for freshmen and transfer students

Information and application forms available:

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 was January 27, 2018. For further information, check the Discovery Day web page.

Calendar

Spring 2018 Colloquium Series
Colloquium Archive

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.
UK Brain Logo

The podcast is available on iTunes.



Physics News from Around the World

Physicists beat Lorentz reciprocity for microwave transmission

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:27:47 GMT

New device could boost telecommunications and be adapted for photonics
Read More

Japan’s SuperKEKB set for first particle collisions

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:45:12 GMT

Revamped accelerator will soon be smashing electrons and positrons together
Read More

Wood-based 'supermaterial' is stronger and tougher than steel

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:10:36 GMT

New material is made by compressing treated wood
Read More