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Illinois Physics graduate student Shraddha Agrawal wins runner-up in APS historical essay contest

Illinois Physics Research Professor Antonios Tsokaros among 12 new NCSA Fellows

"In-Person"—a Grainger Engineering podcast—features Illinois Physics' Maggie and Fahad Mahmood with host Daniel Inafuku

Research on one long-studied path to topological quantum computing raises new questions


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

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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.




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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Condensed Matter Journal Club: "What is important for quantum computing?"

Dmitry Manning-Coe

222 Loomis and via Zoom

1:00 PM


Astronomy Colloquium - "Our First 'Cloud-Scale' Survey of Molecular Gas in Galaxies"

Adam Leroy, OSU

Kaler Classroon, Astronomy Building

3:45 PM


IQUIST Seminar: "Quantum Machine-Learning for Complex Many-Body Systems," presented by Sabre Kais, Purdue University

Sabre Kais, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

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

11:00 AM

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Physics Colloquium: Deirdre Shoemaker (University of Texas at Austin), Title "Brave New World of Numerical Relativity"

Deirdre Shoemaker (University of Texas at Austin)

Loomis Lab 141 and via Zoom

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Physics Colloquium: Peter Armitage (Johns Hopkins University) Title: On Ising’s Model of Ferromagnetism

Peter Armitage (Johns Hopkins University)

Loomis Lab 141 and via Zoom

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

222 Loomis

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Dr. Jeff Damasco, Thin Films Module Engineer, Intel Corp.

276 Loomis

11:00 AM


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


12:00 PM

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