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A.J. Dick, an NIU student pursuing his doctorate in physics, has won a prestigious graduate student research award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE announced recently that Dick is among 78 students from across the nation to be selected for its Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. The research projects...
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, has named 62 new Fellows, including NIU physics professor Swapan Chattopadhyay. Chattopadhyay was one of only four newly named Corresponding Fellows, a title reserved for those “who have attained high international standing in any subject within the Society’s disciplinary domains and are not normally resident in the U.K.”...
For the third consecutive year, an NIU student in physics has landed a prestigious graduate student research award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. The DOE announced earlier this month that NIU’s 25-year-old Tyler Burch, a Ph.D. degree candidate, is one of 60 students from across the nation to receive the...
A research publication on the discovery of “rewritable magnetic charge ice,” co-authored by NIU physicist Zhili Xiao, made the list of the top 2017 stories from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. The research conducted at Argonne National Laboratory was cited among the DOE’s top five research highlights—summaries of published journal articles...
NIU Presidential Research Professor Philippe Piot in physics was appointed earlier this year to serve on the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC), which advises the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The DOE’s Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program supports fundamental research that aims to understand, predict and ultimately control matter and energy at...
While growing up in a rural area of western Illinois outside small-town Geneseo, Blake Burghgrave always had an intense interest in how things worked. It’s safe to say that interest has taken him far. First, to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a degree in engineering physics. Then on to Northern Illinois...
Omar Chmaissem and Dennis Brown
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 the best known superconducting materials can operate only below 218 degrees Fahrenheit under...
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