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Breakthrough work has found a new way to read antiferromagnets electrically

Illinois Physics alumnus M. George Craford in PC Gamer: "Thank this man for making our gaming PCs spew rainbows"

Snowmass: Creating a vision for the future of particle physics

Joaquin Vieira, co-PI on Webb telescope's Director's Discretionary Early Release Science Programs study


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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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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.

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the
Van

 

 

Say you were in an elevator, in a free fall. Assuming you have the presence of mind in this situation, and assuming you get the timing right and jump so that you are up in the air when the elevator hits bottom, would you be hurt as much as if you hadn’t jumped? Thanks.

J.K. (age 18)

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The Illinois Physics Van is a traveling science show for kids! Visit the Physics Van

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