Illinois Physics | The Grainger College of Engineering | UIUC

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


Research Highlights 

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

Donor stories

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.

Read More Giving Stories


Give to the Engineering Visionary Scholarship.

EVS attracts the brightest students, ensures a diverse and talented class, and helps reduce student debt.

“The relief of financial burden this scholarship has lifted from my family’s shoulders is truly a priceless gift, and the generosity of donors that have made this possible inspires me to want to give others this same gift of relief, security, and most of all educational opportunity, as it has done for me.”

— Sara Shahid, Engineering Physics Class of '22, EVS Scholarship recipient

Learn More

Sara Shahid
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.




Is it economically feasible to use liqufied air as the potential source of energy to drive a piston or turbine engine? Would the energy out be greater than the energy required to make the liquid air?

Jeff (age 25)

Find Out Now

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

Upcoming Events


Thesis Defense: "Searching for the QCD Critical Point in the Context of Far-From-Equilibrium Hydrodynamics"

Travis Dore, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

464 Loomis

3:00 PM


QSQM All-Hands Meeting

Illini Center, Chicago, IL


QSQM Research Symposium: Title TBA


UIUC: 280 Materials Research Laboratory | SLAC: Room 335 in the McCullough Bldg

8:30 AM

See more events

No events found

See more Colloquium events


Physics Careers Seminar

Dr. Will Morong, Postdoctoral Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute, College Park, Maryland

222 Loomis

12:00 PM


Physics Careers Seminar

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

276 Loomis

12:00 PM


Physics Careers Seminar

Dr. Souvik Dutta, Senior Machine Learning Scientist, Veritas Technologies

222 Loomis

12:00 PM

See more Careers Seminar events

No events found

See more research seminars