And the winner of the "Science in the time of COVID" contest is... the Mahmood-Abbamonte team!

Filippini lab is reaching for the stars—by cutting through the roof of Loomis Lab

Self-annealing photon detector brings global quantum internet one step closer to feasibility

Longstanding magnetic materials classification problem solved


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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.




Why does salt stop water from freezing?

Rachel (age 14)

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