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Quest for Extrasolar Worlds kicks off newly renovated Planetarium. The Illinois State University Planetarium will open a new show June 13 to highlight recent renovations. [Read the rest]
Dean Simpson congratulates a CAS graduate
An invitation to celebrate Dean Greg Simpson. A retirement reception for Dean Gregory Simpson will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center. [Read the rest]
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Harris, Miller-Ott, and Wood are 2017-2018 Outstanding Teachers. Professor Allison Harris, Professor Aimee Miller-Ott, and Professor Amy Wood are the 2017-2018 Outstanding College Teachers. [Read the rest]
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Two students from Illinois State University recognized as Goldwater Scholars. Torrey Saxton and Jonathan Unger from the University’s Department of Physics have been recognized by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence Foundation. [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 was January 27, 2018. For further information, check the Discovery Day web page.


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Podcast: Uncommon Knowledge

Dr. Jay Ansher Dr. Jay Ansher co-hosts the Uncommon Knowledge podcast, which tackles everyday science, busts myths, and entertains as well. Produced by WGLT public radio.
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The podcast is available on iTunes.


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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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