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10/14/2020
$3M Department of Defense award to support UIC STEM research program | Physics | University of Illinois at Chicago

A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Illinois Chicago has been awarded a $3 million, three-year U.S. Department of Defense award to establish an undergraduate research mentoring program in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, areas with a focus on engaging undergraduate student veterans and minority students.

https://phys.uic.edu/news-stories/3m-department-of-defense-award-to-support-uic-stem-research-program/

$3M Department of Defense award to support UIC STEM research program Posted on October 13, 2020 October 8, 2020 Original Article Written by Brian Flood A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Illinois Chicago has been awarded a $3 million, three-year U.S. Department of Defense award...

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Klie and colleagues from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Nion Company on their groundbre...
09/03/2020
UIC physicist earns innovation award from Microscopy Today | UIC Today

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Klie and colleagues from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Nion Company on their groundbreaking approach in high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy, earning the 2020 Microscopy Today Innovation Award!

https://today.uic.edu/uic-physicist-earns-innovation-award-from-microscopy-today

Labeling and identification of isotopes has become a crucial tool for studying biological activity and ionic diffusion in nearly all aspects of materials science and bioengineering.

04/24/2020
UIC LAS: All Things Science

Look for familiar faces in this great "All Things Science" video from LAS. (Hint! Physics major Lopa Bhatt, Professor Andreas Schroeder, and Professor Robert Klie!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je7PTq0GuFI

As Chicago's public research university, UIC LAS offers many unique opportunities for undergraduates to conduct ground-breaking research with our faculty. Be...

Russell Hemley, along with international colleagues, authored a paper that was published by PNAS last week. The paper is...
02/10/2020

Russell Hemley, along with international colleagues, authored a paper that was published by PNAS last week. The paper is titled "Inelastic neutron scattering evidence for anomalous H–H distances in metal hydrides" and can be found at the link. Additional news items about this paper are linked in the comments. https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/02/05/1912900117

Professor George Crabtree recently published a fascinating perspective on how electric vehicles will transform our world...
11/16/2019
The coming electric vehicle transformation

Professor George Crabtree recently published a fascinating perspective on how electric vehicles will transform our world in Science magazine. Follow the link to read it and enjoy! https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6464/422

Electric vehicles are poised to transform nearly every aspect of transportation, including fuel, carbon emissions, costs, repairs, and driving habits. The primary impetus now is decarbonization to address the climate change emergency, but it soon may shift to economics because electric vehicles are....

Graduate students Martin Graham and Eric Mascot were recently named as finalists in UIC's Image of Research for their im...
10/30/2019

Graduate students Martin Graham and Eric Mascot were recently named as finalists in UIC's Image of Research for their image Sunlight in a Superconducting Vortex Lattice. Congratulations, Martin and Eric! Follow the link in the comments to learn more about the Image of Research and view details on Martin and Eric's image.

Happy Friday! If you want some good listening material this weekend, check out the Science Sessions podcast from PNAS. P...
09/27/2019
Podcasts | PNAS

Happy Friday! If you want some good listening material this weekend, check out the Science Sessions podcast from PNAS. Professor Mark Schlossman's work was recently featured on the August 19 "Interfaces and Mixing" episode.
https://www.pnas.org/page/media/podcasts

Welcome to Science Sessions, the PNAS podcast program. Listen to brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, Academy members, and policymakers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in PNAS, plus a broad range of sc...

Professor Dirk Morr and graduate students Sagen Cocklin and Eric Mascot are part of team that has imaged the Majorana fe...
08/15/2019
UIC Physicists Successfully Image Majorana Fermion | Physics | University of Illinois at Chicago

Professor Dirk Morr and graduate students Sagen Cocklin and Eric Mascot are part of team that has imaged the Majorana fermion for the first time. Links to the full story at UIC New and the team's paper are in the Physics News story linked here. Congratulations Dirk, Sagen, and Eric!
https://phys.uic.edu/news-stories/uic-physicists-successfully-image-majorana-fermion/

UIC Physicists Successfully Image Majorana Fermion Jennifer Hawe | Posted on August 13, 2019 Dirk Morr A. A monolayer of iron atoms assembled on a rhenium surface. B. Image of a Majorana fermion as a bright line along the edge of the iron using a scanning tunneling microscope. A team of UIC physics....

Professor Mark Schlossman and University of Chicago colleagues have received a $14M NSF grant through the ChemMatCARS la...
07/29/2019
Mark Schlossman Receives $14.1 million NSF Grant | Physics | University of Illinois at Chicago

Professor Mark Schlossman and University of Chicago colleagues have received a $14M NSF grant through the ChemMatCARS lab. Congratulations, Professor Schlossman! https://phys.uic.edu/news-stories/mark-schlossman-receives-1-4-million-nsf-grant/

Mark Schlossman Receives $14.1 million NSF Grant Mark Schlossman | Posted on July 24, 2019 ChemMatCARS NSF’s ChemMatCARS Team (2019). Left to Right: Natalie Chen, SuYin Grass Wang, Wei Bu, Yu-Sheng Chen, Theodore Betley, Mati Meron, Jason Benedict, Matthew Tirrell, Mark Schlossman, Mrinal Bera, Ka...

04/22/2019
CERN

CERN

A new superconducting electrical transmission line for the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider uses new materials, a new cooling system and unprecedented technologies.

This superconducting line is the first of its kind and allows vast quantities of electrical current to be transported within a pipe of a relatively small diameter. Similar pipes could well be used in towns in the future.

Find out more: https://home.cern/news/news/accelerators/successful-tests-cooler-way-transport-electricity

04/16/2019
University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC ALERT: A power outage is affecting most buildings on the East Campus. UIC Facilities is responding. If you are on campus, follow instructions from university officials. If you are not on campus, stay away. Updates will be provided as the situation changes. More information is available at emergency.uic.edu.

04/12/2019
Argonne National Laboratory

Check out this insightful conversation with our very own George Crabtree!

Today we're speaking with Adam Schwartz, director of Ames National Laboratory and George Crabtree, director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)!

We'll be talking about how their organizations bring expert teams together to solve big challenges.

Join us!

The Adler Planetarium
04/10/2019

The Adler Planetarium

We're freaking out! This is the first ever direct picture of a BLACK HOLE! Say hello to the supermassive black hole of galaxy M87—that light ring is formed from light bending around it. This black hole is about 6.5 BILLION times more massive than the Sun!

📷 Credit: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration

New developments at Fermilab!
03/15/2019

New developments at Fermilab!

Huge news! Today we’re breaking ground for PIP-II, the new heart of Fermilab’s accelerator complex. We’re thrilled to welcome so many of our supporters to Fermilab, including members of congress and ambassadors from partner countries. The event starts at 10am, and we’ll be sharing updates from the Fermilab Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Fermilab #pip2

Some of you may remember Adam Schuman who finished his graduate studies here not too long ago - he was recently on TV.  ...
03/12/2019
Chicago-Area Teacher Stuck in Canada Due to Travel Ban

Some of you may remember Adam Schuman who finished his graduate studies here not too long ago - he was recently on TV. Unfortunately not for the best of circumstances, but hopefully the publicity will help resolve the situation...

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/local-iranian-teacher-stuck-in-canada-after-travel-ban-enacted-507011081.html

If you remember Adam and have a free minute, please send Senator Durbin an email and ask him to help - https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

An Iranian woman who has lived in Chicago for 10 years said she is stuck in Canada, unable to enter the U.S. as her visa application remains pending.

Scientific American
02/04/2019
Scientific American

Scientific American

A rain of comets is pouring down on a faraway young star, giving astronomers a new view of a process that shaped our own solar system billions of years ago.

If you'll be watching movies to weather the cold, check out something directed by UIC alum Bing Liu!
01/30/2019
For Academy Award-nominated director, ‘UIC was the launch pad’ | UIC Today

If you'll be watching movies to weather the cold, check out something directed by UIC alum Bing Liu!

Chicago-based filmmaker and UIC alumnus Bing Liu (center) takes a break from shooting his documentary “Minding the Gap,” which centers on Zack Mulligan (left) and Keire Johnson. (Photo credit: Hulu)

Get help with your resume tomorrow 12-2 in IDEA commons!
01/28/2019

Get help with your resume tomorrow 12-2 in IDEA commons!

Need help with your resume? Stop by the Daley Library-IDEA Commons Area on Tuesday, January 29th from 12-2 to get quick tips and a review of best practices! #UICLAS #CareerDevelopment

Science, technology, engineering and math majors and graduates, ever considered teaching? Come to Teaching STEM: Opportu...
01/24/2019
Fill | Teaching STEM: Opportunities for Math, Science, and Engineering Majors in Schools

Science, technology, engineering and math majors and graduates, ever considered teaching? Come to Teaching STEM: Opportunities for Math, Science, and Engineering Majors, a Networking Event for STEM Majors & Graduates on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in downtown Chicago. Hosted by the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, this event is an opportunity to learn about the kinds of STEM programs and positions available in the 140 charter public schools in Illinois. Charter schools have additional flexibility in hiring and so you don't necessarily have to be traditionally certified to work in a charter public school. Food and drinks will be served and this networking and educational event. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2MmEOC2

Please join us for a networking and educational event for STEM majors & graduates from around the Chicago land area. Opportunities abound for math, science, engineering and technology majors in the region's 140 charter public schools. The Teaching STEM event on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 4:30 t...

11/13/2018

The Physics Department is getting a new website, and we want your photos! If you have an ongoing research project in physics, working at any level from undergraduate to faculty, send us a snap that best represents your research. Selected photos will be featured on the forthcoming redesign of the UIC Physics homepage. Submit your photo with a brief description in the comments on this post, or send us a direct message on Facebook.

On November 6, the UIC community gathered to honor employee award winners and those with 25 years or more of service to ...
11/07/2018

On November 6, the UIC community gathered to honor employee award winners and those with 25 years or more of service to the University. Kevin Lynch was awarded the UIC Award of Merit, recognizing him as having demonstrated a commitment to excellence in all aspects of his work. He was also recognized for 25 years of service alongside Melodie Shaw and Andreas Schroeder (and Chris Grein, who could not attend the event). Thank you for your service and congratulations!

CERN has a new website. Looking pretty good!
11/06/2018

CERN has a new website. Looking pretty good!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website!
Check it out: http://home.cern

Sooner or later we all find ourselves wandering helplessly in BSB. This WBEZ segment about it is pretty enlightening!
09/27/2018

Sooner or later we all find ourselves wandering helplessly in BSB. This WBEZ segment about it is pretty enlightening!

Ever frantically try to find your classes in BSB? The building's architect Netsch wanted to “embrace the feeling of being in a maze.” Learn more about the building’s one-of-a-kind layout thru @wbezchicago segment https://bit.ly/2woZBNG

09/21/2018
Physics Footnotes

This neat little animation might come in handy.

This is how the velocity and acceleration vectors of an oscillating pendulum bob vary in time.

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