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Big science—big opportunities for NIU students

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An upcoming high profile experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is already proving to be a boon for Northern Illinois University students in physics and engineering. On Saturday, July 26, Fermilab will move a 50-foot-wide superconducting electromagnet across its campus to…

NIU, Fermilab land noted physicist in joint appointment

Swapan Chattopadhyay
Renowned physicist Swapan Chattopadhyay, currently director of the Cockcroft Institute in England, has accepted a joint appointment to Northern Illinois University and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The appointment is effective Sept. 1. Chattopadhyay has helped break new ground in the fields of…

A summer camp on the other side of the world

“Argue Like a Scientist” academic summer camp
Bright skies over the NIU campus July 3 provided perfect weather for an afternoon at the races – the solar-powered model car races, that is. The competition area outside Gable and DuSable halls resounded with happy cheers, mechanical whirs and the…

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