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Physics Professors Sivananthan and Christoph Attributed for Launch of NASA’s ‘Hitomi’ Spacecraft
Apr 15, 2016
Professor Sivalingam Sivananthan and Professor Christop Grein of the LAS Department of Physics made contributions to the launch of the “Astro-H” spacecraft on February 17, 2016 at 5:45pm JPT from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.
LAS Faculty Henrik Aratyn and Sally Sedgwick Selected as 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholars
Jan 19, 2015
Two LAS faculty members are among five UIC faculty recently awarded 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholarships. Henrik Aratyn, professor of physics and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, works in theoretical particle physics and mathematical physics. Sally Sedgwick, distinguished professor of philosophy and affiliated professor of Germanic studies, specializes in the history of 18th- and 19th-century thought, particularly the practical and theoretical philosophies of Immanuel Kant and G. W. F. Hegel. They are among 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the flagship international educational exchange sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
LAS Alum to Deliver Western Illinois Universtiy John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture
Sep 03, 2014
Western Illinois University news reports that LAS physics department alum James Rabchuk will deliver the 12th annual John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 10-11.
UIC News: Physicists Unlock Nature of High-Temperature Superconductivity
Aug 04, 2014
Physicists have identified the ‘quantum glue’ that underlies a promising type of superconductivity — a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss.
Scientific American Quotes LAS Physicist Rick Cavanaugh
Jun 30, 2014
A Scientific American article quotes UIC Associate Professor of Physics and Fermilab associate scientist Rick Cavanaugh about ongoing experiments to characterize the Higgs boson, discovered at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in 2012, as well as the continuing excitement over the discovery and what it may mean for dark matter and the Standard Model of particle physics.
Breakthroughs in Battery Life by Physics Professor Crabtree Featured in Sierra Magazine
Jun 16, 2014
Research and work conducted by George Crabtree, distinguished professor in the department of physics, is profiled in an article in the July/August 2014 issue of Sierra Magazine.
LAS Physics Professor Interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered"
Jun 16, 2014
Ursula Perez-Salas, assistant professor of physics, was interviewed on NPR on the thermodynamics of switching your craft beer from bottles to cans. As the report details, cans cool faster but bottles hold the cold better.
LAS Faculty Among Recipients of 2014 Chancellor’s Discovery Fund Award
Jun 16, 2014
Projects proposed by a number of LAS departments and their respective faculty members have been awarded 2014 Chancellor’s Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research grants for further research.
Professors Ogut and Pellegrino Receive 2014 University Scholar Honor
Jun 16, 2014
Two professors from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are among the recipients of the 2014 University Scholar award, which recognizes the scholarly and teaching excellence of UIC faculty members.
UIC News: LAS Physics Professor David Hofman to Speak at 2014 Pint of Science Festival
May 27, 2014
UIC News reports that Professor and Head of the Department of Physics, David Hofman, was among a panel of UIC, Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern, and University of Chicago faculty speaking at the 2014 Pint of Science Festival.
UIC News: Collider reveals sharp change from ‘quark soup’ to atoms
Apr 28, 2014
Using the atom-smasher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and its ability to scan to lower collision energies, scientists have observed a sharp phase transition — different from the smooth change in the early universe — from a "hot soup" of quarks and gluons, into the protons, neutrons and electrons in atoms that are the building blocks of matter.
Chicago Tonight, Chicago Tribune Interview Professor Dirk More on the Science of “Star Trek”
Apr 11, 2014
Chicago Tonight, WTTW’s nightly local news program, interviewed Professor Dirk Morr of the Department of Physics, regarding his recent Chicago Council on Science and Technology lecture at UIC on “The Science Behind Star Trek."
LAS Distinguished Professors for 2014-15 Academic Year Announced
Mar 21, 2014
Nikos Varelas, professor in the physics department, and Joel Brown, professor in the biological sciences department, have been named LAS Distinguished Professors for the 2014-15 academic year.
UIC News: Scientists find predicted way to produce puzzling particle
Mar 17, 2014
UIC physicists are part of a collaboration of hundreds of scientists whose work led to the discovery of the final predicted way of creating a top quark — one of the most puzzling elementary particles.
Nature Journal Quotes LAS Physics Professor Crabtree on Advance in Battery Technology
Mar 17, 2014
A news feature in Nature focuses on the drive to re-invent the battery led by Argonne National Laboratory.
Crain’s Chicago Business Features Firm Lead by Physics Professor Sivananthan
Mar 14, 2014
An article in Crain's Chicago Business on the contribution research makes to the economy features EPIR Technologies Inc., a Bolingbrook-based company founded by Siva Sivananthan, professor of physics at UIC.
LAS Physics Faculty to Present at Adler Planetarium Mi Galaxia es Su Galaxia Event
Mar 05, 2014
Faculty members from the LAS Department of Physics will be on hand this Saturday, March 8, at the Adler Planetarium for the Mi Galaxia es Su Galaxia (My Galaxy is Your Galaxy) special event to welcome Spanish-speaking families for a celebration of the universal world of science.
Praise for Distinguished Professor Sivananthan from Bolingbrook Mayor
Mar 03, 2014
Distinguished Professor Siva Sivananthan of the LAS Department of Physics has been recognized by the mayor of Bolingbrook, Illinois for his dedication to the community in which he lives and works.
LAS Physicist Professor Named to American Association for the Advancement of Science
Feb 21, 2014
UIC News reports that Nikos Varelas, LAS professor of physics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, "the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the highly regarded peer-reviewed journal Science."
LAS Biology Professor to Speak on Sixth Century Scientists and Philosophers
Feb 10, 2014
The Greek Star is reporting that Nikos Varelas, UIC professor of physics, is set to give a talk regarding the traditions of Greek-Ionian sciences and philosophers of the sixth century BCE. Entitled, "Unveiling the Mysteries of our Universe," the event is presented by the Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies.
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