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Physics fall colloquium series: Quantum measurement, October 16. The Fall Physics Colloquium Series will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in Moulton Hall, room 214. The events are free and open to the University community.  [Read the rest]
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STEM social highlights research, scholarships, careers for underrepresented students. The fair aims to educate students about majors in the STEM fields. The event will include networking with faculty from STEM departments and meeting with successful students from underrepresented backgrounds. [Read the rest]
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Uttam Manna earns University’s first experimental physics NSF grant. Uttam Manna was awarded a $135,550 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct cutting-edge experimental research to confine energy from nanoparticles.  [Read the rest]
Q. Charles Su and Rainer Grobe have forged a long-lasting partnership at Illinois State. The work shown is from “Quantum-Mechanical Approach to the Laser-Assisted Vacuum Decay.” (Q. Z. Lv, S. Dong, C. Lisowski, R. Pelphrey, Y. T. Li, Q. Su, and R. Grobe) Physical Review A (2018).
Dynamic duo laser in on physics’ deepest questions. Rainer Grobe and Q. Charles Su have become more than colleagues. For the last 23 years, the Distinguished Professors of physics have worked side by side on the cutting edge of laser research while mentoring scores of undergraduate students at Illinois State University. [Read the rest]
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ISU Physics Discovery Day!

The Physics Department at Illinois State University invites high school students to Physics Discovery Day. You'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on physics activities, meet current students and faculty, and tour the department. Parents and teachers are also welcome.

ISU Physics Discovery Day will take place on January 26, 2019. For further information, check the Discovery Day web page.


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Physics News from Around the World

Physicists beat Lorentz reciprocity for microwave transmission

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:27:47 GMT

New device could boost telecommunications and be adapted for photonics
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Japan’s SuperKEKB set for first particle collisions

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:45:12 GMT

Revamped accelerator will soon be smashing electrons and positrons together
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Wood-based 'supermaterial' is stronger and tougher than steel

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:10:36 GMT

New material is made by compressing treated wood
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