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Northern Illinois University physics professor Dhiman Chakraborty is preparing to reprise his popular talk on the mysterious Higgs boson for the DeKalb community. For decades, the Higgs boson was the holy grail of particle physics. Its detection confirms the existence of the Higgs field, which permeates the universe and gives particles mass. Without the Higgs...
Northern Illinois University particle physicists and thousands of their colleagues across the world are looking forward to fireworks of a different sort on the Fourth of July. Just yesterday, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia announced that scientists there – after more than 10 years of gathering and analyzing data produced by the laboratory’s Tevatron...
Dhiman Chakraborty
Not many children dream of becoming particle physicists, but Dhiman Chakraborty from a young age seemed destined for the field. Early training, guidance and inspiration from his parents helped Chakraborty win entrance into an elite high school in his native Calcutta, India. Each day, he would pass by a statue of the school’s most illustrious...
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The following is a list of  recent grants to NIU faculty researchers, including John Lewis,  Promod Vohra, Gaylen Kapperman, Clyde Kimball, Mansour Tahernezhadi, Dhiman Chakraborty, Federico Sciammarella, Lesley Rigg and Nicholas Pohlman. Posted Sept. 9, 2010 Associate Vice President for University Outreach John Lewis has received $9.4 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to support...