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Brian DeMarco quoted in the Chicago Tribune : "Chicago Quantum Exchange takes first steps..."

Aida El-Khadra quoted in The New York Times : "As the Large Hadron Collider Revs Up, Physicists' Hopes Soar"

Illinois Physics graduate student Travis Dore among 16 Illinois students, recent graduates offered Fulbright grants

SHIELD program a model for effective pandemic management, data show


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Donor support for COVID-19 research has had far-reaching benefits

“We did not have the time to write external grants and could not rely on traditional and slow funding vehicles. Instead we are supported by philanthropic funds that enable us to use necessary supercomputer resources, which would otherwise not be accessible.” notes Swanlund Professor of Physics Nigel Goldenfeld.

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Sara Shahid, Engineering Physics Class of '22

Illinois Physics Professor Gordon Baym received the 2021 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research. Here is a video with interviews of the exceptional scientists who were honored with Medals and Society Prizes this year. Watch Professor Baym's segment starting at 0:11:22.

This original creation explores physics through the performing arts. It is one part of a larger scope of physics-and-the-arts collaborations initiated by Illinois Physics Professor Smitha Vishveshwara.




How does sound travel through the phone?

Dawson (age 10)

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Thesis Defense: "Transverse Single-Spin Asymmetries in Pion-Induced Drell-Yan and J/Psi Production at COMPASS"

April Townshend, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

276 Loomis

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Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior at the Market

Urbana's Farmer's Market at the Square: Corner of Illinois and Vine Streets

8:00 AM

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Physics Careers Seminar

Dr. Yanjing Li, Medical Physicist, Newton-Wellesley Hospital


12:00 PM

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