Prospective Graduate Student Virtual Open House 2022
Welcome from Department Head
Matthias Grosse Perdekamp welcomes you to Illinois Physics!
The Illinois Physics Graduate Program
Physics Graduate Student Association (PGSA)
PGSA Welcomes You
Current members of the PGSA discuss life as an Illinois Physics graduate student.
Numerical simulation (2020) of a head-on collision of two black holes in a modified gravity theory, in which black holes have additional attributes ("hair") not present in general relativity. Understanding those phenomena is important to perform strong-field tests of gravity, e.g., with gravitational waves.
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Comparison (2021) between Event Horizon Telescope observations of the black hole at the center of M87 (in intensity and polarization) with the best-fit model simulations.
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Barbara Stekas, a physics Ph.D. candidate at the U of I, talks about why she loves studying individual DNA strands, how much she enjoys living in Champaign-Urbana and gives potential graduate students some good advice.
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Gruebele Lab Tour
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Experimental Condensed Matter Research Group
Professor Jim Eckstein discusses opportunities
within the Experimental Condensed Matter research group.
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Theoretical Condensed Matter Research Group
Professor Bryan Clark discusses opportunities
within the Theoretical Condensed Matter research group.
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Experimental High Energy Research Group
Professor Ben Hooberman discusses opportunities within the Experimental High Energy Physics research group.
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Theoretical High Energy Research Group
Professor Patrick Draper discusses opportunities within the Theoretical High Energy Physics research group.
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Physics Education Research
Quantum Information Science Research
Research Facilities and Map
MRL Research Facilities
Click the map markers to learn about the specific physics research that takes place in each facility.