Dhiman Chakraborty and Rich King

Physicist Chakraborty, biologist King selected for 2011 Presidential Research Professorships

One is shedding light on the subatomic bits of matter that are the building blocks of nature, while the other is contributing to the understanding and conservation of reptiles and amphibians.   Despite such disparate fields of research, physicist Dhiman Chakraborty and

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A big bang: NIU exposes high school students to wonders of particle collisions, supercolliders

About two dozen high school students from across the region visited Northern Illinois University this week for a history lesson — and we’re talking ancient history, as in the birth of the universe. The students learned how high powered particle accelerators replicate

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Interior of the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield

NIU students create potential bill amendment targeting disorderly conduct near funerals

In 2006, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed the “Let Them Rest in Peace Act,” which prevents the disruption of funerals or memorial services with disorderly conduct. Now, with the help of 17 NIU students and one class project, House Bill 180

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