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Jeff Wereszczynski, assistant professor of physics, won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. He won for his proposal “The Effects of Post-translational Modifications and Histone Variants on Chromatin Fiber Dynamics.” Wereszczynski’s...
Jeff Terry, professor of physics, spoke on the panel “Nuclear Security: After the Iran Deal, What’s Next for Nuclear Security?” at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ 6th Annual Clock Symposium at the University of Chicago on November 16. Other panelists were Sharon Squassoni, director and...
A number of Illinois Tech physics people are among the winners of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, which was awarded on November 8 to five global teams that conduct neutrino oscillation experiments. A $3 million prize will be shared among 1,377 scientists on the five...
Daniel Kaplan, professor of physics, will present the invited talk, “Overview of Muon Cooling,” at the COOL15 International Workshop on Beam Cooling and Related Topics from Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 2, 2015. The workshop will be held at the Thomas Jefferson National...
This summer, Daniel Kaplan, professor of physics, presented talks on “Antimatter Gravity with Muons” at the Workshop on Signals for Nonminimal Lorentz and CPT Violation (LVS’15) from June 19-20 at Indiana University, Bloomington and at the 3rd International Workshop on Antimatter and...
Master of Health Physics student Eric Galicia is one of two winners of this year’s Stony Brook University Flame Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and now in its fourth year, calls on scientists to submit...
IIT College of Science has developed a new pathway to a teaching license in Illinois: the STEM Education minor. Students who major in mathematics, science, or engineering can take a maximum of seven courses/24 credit hours of STEM education classes to earn the minor. Together, the B.S. and minor...
For those accustomed to seeing the Nobel Prize in Physics go to the discovery of exotic particles such as the Higgs Boson, the recent announcement from Stockholm might come as a surprise. The 2014 Nobel was awarded to three Japanese physicists for their work in the development of a blue light...
Bruce Toomire, an IIT Master of Health Physics student, presented a paper at the 59th Annual Health Physics Society (HPS) meeting in Baltimore, MD, July 13-17. His attendance was supported by the HPS’ travel grant for students.  Toomire’s paper, “Current Issues in Waste...
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 to complete Physics 770, Instrumentation for Radiation Health Physicists. The health physics program at IIT teaches students to be vigilant in their oversight, use, and...

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