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Xiaofan Li, interim dean of the College of Science and Professor of Applied Mathematics recently honored five people with Dean’s Excellence Awards. The Dean’s Excellence Awards were presented during an end of year celebration for the college. The celebration took place in the new home of the...
Former Illinois Institute of Technology Pritzker Professor of Physics Leon M. Lederman, who died on October 3 at the age of 96, is being remembered for notable global accomplishments in subatomic science, including his idea for a United States national accelerator laboratory, which later became...
The Department of Physics hosted the 2018 APS/Illinois Tech XAFS Summer School July 9–12 on the Mies Campus and at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source (APS). Grant Bunker, chair and professor of physics, and Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, co-organized and...
The Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT) has completed the installation of a novel antineutrino detector that will probe the possible existence of a new form of matter. PROSPECT, located at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge...
Five Illinois Tech physics undergraduates have won competitive research internships for summer 2018 at Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University, Princeton University, and University of Chicago: Adam Denchfield (APHY 4th year) and Noah Samuelson (PHYS 2nd year): For the second summer in...
In the new 3M podcast series "Champions of Science," issues related to the global perception of science are discussed "with some of the brightest minds in the field." "Science has advanced rapidly in the past decade. Has science education kept up with the changes? How can educators reach children...
Illinois Tech researchers have recently published three new papers that study the structural basis for improved battery electrode performance and suggest that higher capacities are possible with engineered materials. The researchers are Carlo Segre, interim chair of the Department of Chemistry and...
S.Y. Chen, Master of Health Physics program director and senior lecturer in physics, was chair of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) symposium, “Emerging Issues in Radioactive Waste Management,” held February 5–6 in Denver. At the symposium, which was a part of the...
The College of Science is now accepting nominations for Undergraduate Summer Research Stipends for summer 2018. This program allows undergraduates to do paid research with College of Science faculty over the summer. The value of the stipends is $5,000 each. Faculty may nominate students from any...
Martina Martinello (PHYS Ph.D. ‘16) has won the 2018 Particle Accelerator Science and Technology (PAST) Doctoral Student Award “for contributions to physical understanding of limiting factors in SRF [superconducting radiofrequency] cavities.” The PAST award is given annually to one recent...

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