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A man sits at a desk in profile in a sunny room with large windows. Another man makes calculations on a chalkboard.

Shedding Light on Dark Matter

Assistant Professor James Unwin, along with collaborator Dr. Jakub Scholtz of the University of Durham, recently put forth an exciting hypothesis about a possible black hole on the edge of our solar system.…

Side-by-side images of subatomic particles. Image A on the left shows an irregular green shape labeled Fe ML on a blue and black background. Image B on the left shows the same shape with a bright outline and progressively darker center.

UIC Physicists Successfully Image Majorana Fermion

A collaboration between UIC physics researchers led by Professor Dirk Morr, the University of Melbourne (Australia), and the University of Hamburg (Germany) have theoretically predicted and successfully imaged an exotic quantum particle known…

A diverse group of scientists in the NSF ChemMatCARS lab

Mark Schlossman Receives $14.1 million NSF Grant

Professor Mark Schlossman, along with colleagues from the University of Chicago, has received a five-year grant for $14.1 million to develop new capabilities at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) ChemMatCARS. ChemMatCARS is a…

Serdar Ogut, Professor of Physics

Serdar Ogut Wins Excellence in Teaching Award

Professor Serdar Ogut was named a winner of the 2018 UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Ogut’s teaching practice centers the student, with a unique commitment to mentoring those that struggle in his courses. As…

Professor Dirk Morr signs the Ehrenfest wall.

Dirk Morr Delivers Ehrenfest Colloquium Talk

Last January, Department of Physics Professor Dirk Morr delivered a talk at the renowned Colloquium Ehrenfestii lecture series at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. An invitation to present an Ehrenfest talk is one of the…

Physics Instructors Nominated for HOPE Awards

Physics department Professor Ursula Perez-Salas and Lecturer Adrian Barkan were nominated individually for Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence (HOPE) Awards in spring 2018. The awards, sponsored by Campus Housing, “recognize faculty who have made a lasting impact on…

Phone Walking Study Gains Traction

Maybe you’ve seen them around town or around campus: people strolling along, holding—but not actually using—their phones. Maybe you even do this yourself. If this seems like a new phenomenon to you, you’re…

Physics Students Publish in Leading Journal

A team of UIC physics researchers from Professor Mark Schlossman’s lab have published research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America(PNAS),a leading science journal. Department of Physics…