Karen Smilowitz. Photo credit: Andrew Campbell, Northwestern University

PI Academy to explore logistical challenges at mass-participation events

Mass-participation events bring a host of significant planning and implementation challenges. The organizers of the Chicago Marathon have developed a holistic approach to event planning, referred to as the Chicago Model, which brings together major organizations (e.g., race organizers, fire and police

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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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