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Undergraduate Mit Kotak's award-winning visualization featured in CASC annual brochure

Mary Schlembach appointed to SCOAP3 Governing Council, providing open-access articles in high-energy physics

IQUIST-NRIK collaboration to build the first quantum network with open-air links

Rebecca Wiltfong receives Greg Gulick Service Excellence Award


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

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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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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

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Watch Maggie and Fahad Mahmood's Material Girl parody video, Condensed Matter Girl, on Maggie's YouTube channel! Maggie is the Physics Education Secondary Education Partnership program coordinator at Illinois Physics, and Fahad is a professor in experimental condensed matter, whose group provided the creative spark for this project.

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.




I am working on my science fair project- I am freezing orange juice and soda to see which will freeze faster. My orange juice froze before the soda- is it because of the carbonate water in the soda or the sugar?

Molly (age 10)

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

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Astronomy Colloquium - "Multi-Messenger Diagnostics of the Supernova Engine"

Chris Fryer, LANL

Kaler Classroon, Astronomy Building

3:45 PM


IQUIST Seminar: "Single-Photon Generation, Storage, Synchronization, and Interaction in Hot Atomic Vapor," presented by Eilon Poem, Weizmann Institute of Science

Eilon Poem, Staff Scientist, Weizmann Institute of Science

190 Engineering Sciences Building, 1101 W Springfield Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

11:00 AM

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Physics Colloquium: Vincenzo Cirigliano (University of Washington); "Searching for new physics through neutrinoless double beta decay"

Vincenzo Cirigliano (University of Washington)

4:00 PM


Physics Colloquium: No Colloquium

Loomis Lab 141 and via Zoom

4:00 PM

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Physics Careers Seminar

Dr. Kristina Meier, Los Alamos National Laboratory

276 Loomis

11:00 AM


Physics Careers Seminar

Dr. Rezvan Shahoei, Senior Scientist, Applications Science at Schrodinger, Inc.


12:00 PM

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