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Gammie group at Illinois Physics contributes to first-ever image of supermassive black hole at Milky Way's galactic center

Moore Foundation grant to enable direct experimental investigation of correlated pairs of electrons in quantum materials

Charles Gammie invested as Willett Chair, Hughes honored as Willett Scholar

Illinois Physics alumnus and FSU Professor Kevin Huffenberger selected co-spokesperson for CMB-S4 Collaboration


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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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How can light travel through space while sound can not?

Jess (age 13)

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

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June
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Miniature Brain Machinery at the Market

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

8:00 AM

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April
20

Physics Careers Seminar

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

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12:00 PM

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