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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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IIT College of Science Offers New STEM Education Minor
IIT College of Science has developed a new pathway to a teaching license in Illinois: the STEM Education minor. Students who... read more
2014 Nobel Physics Prize Links to IIT Chemistry Alumnus
For those accustomed to seeing the Nobel Prize in Physics go to the discovery of exotic particles such as the Higgs Boson, the... read more
IIT at 59th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting
IIT's Master of Health Physics program had a strong presence at the 59th Annual Health Physics Society (HPS) Meeting, held... read more
Master of Health Physics Student Bruce Toomire Presents a Paper at Annual HPS Meeting
Bruce Toomire, an IIT Master of Health Physics student, presented a paper at the 59th Annual Health Physics Society (HPS)... read more
Master of Health Physics Students Come to IIT for Instrumentation Course
Two classes of 11-12 Master of Health Physics students from all over the country met on IIT's Main Campus for a week in July... read more


Joe Strzalka - Argonne National Laboratory
Feb 5, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Physics - Colloquia - 111 Life Sciences
Feb 5
Phillip Willink - Shedd Aquarium
Feb 19, 3:30pm
Phyics - Colloquia - 111 Life Sciences
Feb 19