Illinois Physics alumnus Kevin Pettit featured in Stories on Stage

New model accurately describes COVID-19 waves and plateaus: adding random nature of social activity to traditional model, graphs match waves and plateaus of regional U.S. data

DNA transcription speeds, a function of collective modes driven by DNA supercoiling

Fahad Mahmood receives NSF CAREER 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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— Sara Shahid, Engineering Physics Class of '22, EVS Scholarship recipient

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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 current flow in opposite direction to the direction of flow electrons?

Prudhvi Raj Borra` (age 16)

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