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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]
Exoplanets subject of NASA video presentation February 23 article thumbnailExoplanets subject of NASA video presentation February 23. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present “Exoplanets: The Quest for Strange New Worlds” at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 23. [Read the rest]
Holland to receive Outstanding University Service Award article thumbnailHolland to receive Outstanding University Service Award. Daniel Holland has been named the Outstanding University Service Award winner. He will be honored at the annual Founders Day Convocation.  [Read the rest]
Research Initiative awards announced article thumbnailResearch Initiative awards announced. Allison Harris, Paul Ugor, Geoffrey Duce, Tina Thompson, Liangcheng Yang, and Carla Pohl will be honored with Research Initiative Awards at the Founders Day celebration on February 16. [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

Nanoparticles give super-resolution microscopy a boost

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:43:48 GMT

Amplified stimulated emission allows low-illumination applications
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Flash Physics: Frozen droplets explode, biophysicist wins Emmy Noether prize, galaxy glows with gamma rays

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:29:12 GMT

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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Nuclear energy may come from the sea

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:54:19 GMT

Uranium extracted from the sea could provide centuries of power
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