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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]
Ask a Redbird scholar: Can you explain Einstein’s theory of relativity? article thumbnailAsk a Redbird scholar: Can you explain Einstein’s theory of relativity?. Everyone has memorized the formula E=MC2, but can you give me a concise easy-to-remember explanation? [Read the rest]
Ask a Redbird scholar: Is the universe fractal in nature? article thumbnailAsk a Redbird scholar: Is the universe fractal in nature?. Can you tell us about the fractal features/structure of our galaxy/universe?  [Read the rest]
Video: Meet the 2017 Alumni Awards recipients article thumbnailVideo: Meet the 2017 Alumni Awards recipients. Illinois State sat down with this year's recipients to learn more about their passion for Illinois State, memories of campus, and how they encourage other alumni to stay connected. [Read the rest]
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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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The podcast is available on iTunes.


Physics News from Around the World

Laser pulse changes atomic wire from insulator to metal

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT

System is fastest-ever electronic switch
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Flash Physics: Stars born near black holes, stormy superfluids, AAAS asks Trump to engage with scientists

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:26:29 GMT

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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Levitating diamond vacancies hold their spin

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:58:01 GMT

Technique could be used to measure tiny forces
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