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Why Choose Physics

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.

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Physics’ Jeff Wereszczynski Wins Prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Jeff Wereszczynski, assistant professor of physics, won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the... read more
Physics Professor Jeff Terry Speaks on Nuclear Security for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Jeff Terry, professor of physics, spoke on the panel “Nuclear Security: After the Iran Deal, What’s Next for Nuclear Security?”... read more
Illinois Tech Physics Shares in 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
A number of Illinois Tech physics people are among the winners of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, ... read more
Physics Professor Daniel Kaplan to Give Invited Talk at COOL ’15 International Physics Workshop
Daniel Kaplan, professor of physics, will present the invited talk, “Overview of Muon Cooling,” at the COOL15 International... read more
Professor of Physics Daniel Kaplan Speaks at International Workshops
This summer, Daniel Kaplan, professor of physics, presented talks on “Antimatter Gravity with Muons” at the Workshop on... read more


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