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Why Choose Physics?

IIT Department of Physics offers students all the advantages of a small, private school but with global reach. It gives students a rigorous, academically demanding education that is relevant and grounded in real-world experience. It also gives students personal attention and the opportunity to do important research as early as their sophomore year. The faculty works and conducts research all over the world, including CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, and world-class facilities near Chicago such as Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. APS TV introduces you to a university that provides a top-notch education, research opportunities along with one-on-one attention.

Carlo Segre

Range Warrior

Electric vehicles are dramatically changing the way people move from place to place, ushering in an era of cleaner transportation. But according to Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics at Illinois Institute of Technology, there is still one big hitch: the distance such vehicles can travel before needing to be recharged.

Segre says that the more affordable electric vehicles today can travel approximately 100 miles on a single charge, and for some drivers, this presents what he refers to as “range anxiety”—a predicament Segre hopes to address through his research. More »

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Former NRC Senior Executive Gives Guest Lecture to Health Physics Students
Carl Paperiello gave a guest lecture on “NRC: What It Is and Does – Personal Experiences” to health physics... read more
Master of Health Physics Program Director S.Y. Chen Speaks at 2014 Gilbert W. Beebe Symposium
S.Y. Chen, director of the Master of Health Physics program, spoke on a panel at the 2014 Gilbert W. Beebe Symposium, “The... read more
International Expert in Radiation Monitoring Gives Guest Lecture to Health Physics Students
On September 26, 2013, Craig Yoder presented an online guest lecture on “External Radiation Dose Monitoring” to... read more
Oak Ridge's Richard Toohey Gives Guest Lecture on NCRP Wound Model
On October 23, 2013, Richard Toohey delivered an online guest lecture on “The National Council on Radiation Protection (... read more
Zasadzinski and Leslie Win 2014 CAURS Awards
John Zasadzinski, professor of physics and the Paul and Suzi Schutt Endowed Chair in Science, and Barrett Leslie (AMAT 5th year)... read more


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