Omar Chmaissem and Dennis Brown

Scientists discover exotic magnetic structures in iron-based superconductors

Scientists from NIU and Argonne National Laboratory are reporting this week in the journal Nature Physics on the discovery of exotic magnetic structures in iron-based superconductors. Superconductors exhibit amazing properties: When cooled below certain temperatures, they conduct electricity without energy-sapping resistance. But

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Laxman Thoutam

NIU Ph.D. student publishes discoveries in top physics journal

An NIU Ph.D. student in physics is the first author of recently published research in the prestigious journal, Physical Review Letters. The research, by Laxman Thoutam with co-authors from NIU and Argonne National Laboratory, might move scientists closer to understanding the properties

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NIU STEM Outreach summer camp 2014

STEMfest celebrates five-year anniversary with record crowd

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that STEMfest is a blast for children of all ages. With a record crowd of more than 7,500 visitors, NIU’s annual mega-sized science fair celebrated the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math in

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STEMFest 2013

NIU to celebrate five years of STEMfest fun Oct. 18

Prepare to be amazed! NIU’s annual STEMfest will once again wow visitors of all ages at the Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. This free family event spurs students, families, and educators to explore hot new technologies

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