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Big science—big opportunities for NIU students

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 a newly constructed experimental building. Made of steel, aluminum and superconducting wire, the magnet is…

NIU, DeKalb partner to display Huskie history

For the second consecutive fall, NIU and the City of DeKalb have partnered to display window clings at DeKalb businesses featuring the NIU football program. NIU President Dr. Douglas Baker, NIU Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Sean Frazier and DeKalb Mayor John Rey, along with Huskie football legends Bob Heimerdinger and George Bork, unveiled the first…

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 accelerator and beam physics, having made significant contributions to the development of accelerators worldwide for…

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