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Recognition for Campus Leader Jeff Harvey

Graduating senior Jeff Harvey was honored with a 2016 Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the UIC student community. For Harvey, physics is more than just…

Hook, Line, and Sinker

You’ve seen Dave Kuntzelman in the machine shop, creating custom instruments for the UIC physics department. But did you know he’s also an avid fly fisherman? In his leisure time, Kuntzelman crafts intricate…

Unlocking the Structure of the Universe

Physicists at the UIC Microphysics Laboratory and EPIR Technologies, Inc. have made a substantial contribution to a space mission that may help decode some of the universe’s most intriguing mysteries. The ASTRO-H mission,…

Looking Back to 1966

In 1966, the Beatles played their farewell concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Star Trek first aired on television, and gasoline cost an average of 32…

Dirk Morr Named University Scholar

Professor Dirk Morr has been named a 2015 University Scholar. The award provides three years of support to outstanding UIC faculty members who have significant achievements in research and teaching, and whose research…

Mark Schlossman Wins UIC Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Professor and Associate Head Mark Schlossman, recently named a winner of the 2015 UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching. During his many years of service to the physics department, Professor Schlossman…

To Jargon or Not to Jargon

Everyone knows academic writing has too much jargon. Except that not everyone agrees. An article in ?The Chronicle of Higher Education by legal scholar Cass Sunstein defends scholarly verbiage against its critics – and cites…

Mission to Mars

Junior Barak Stoltz spent two weeks in December on Mars—or at least, the closest analog available on Earth: The Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. The station, operated by the Mars Society, recruits researchers for missions meant to simulate…

Liang Hong Wins Ovshinsky Student Travel Award

Liang Hong has won an Ovshinksy Student Travel Award from the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Materials Physics (DMP). Hong is one of ten recipients of the highly competitive award, which provides…