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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Need super technology for your research?

Do you have a great scientific research concept in mind but lack the high-powered tech facilities to get it done? If so, here’s a workshop for you. Northern Illinois University will host a one-day Argonne User Facility Awareness and Utilization Workshop from

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Zhili Xiao

Xiao named interim associate dean for research

Zhili Xiao, an NIU Board of Trustees Professor of physics, has accepted an appointment as interim associate dean for research and graduate studies. Xiao is stepping into a role that was filled by Lesley Rigg, who is now serving as interim vice

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Dan Gebo, Paul Kelter and Zhili Xiao

NIU honors Dan Gebo, Paul Kelter, Zhili Xiao with Board of Trustees Professorships for 2013

NIU has named Dan Gebo in anthropology, Paul Kelter in literacy education and Zhili Xiao in physics as its 2013 Board of Trustees Professors – a top university honor that recognizes faculty members for international renown in their research and excellence in

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A student catches sunlight with a scintillator.

High school physics students glimpse careers

Do you know what a scintillator is? Can you use scintillate in a sentence? Thanks to scientists and technologists at NIU, 70 students from Libertyville’s AP physics classes can. The students visited NIU’s Department of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and

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NIU scientists, Ph.D. students find fast, easy, inexpensive way to make hydrogen nanosensors

A team of NIU scientists, with a major role played by NIU Ph.D. students, has discovered a new, convenient and inexpensive way to make high performance hydrogen sensors using palladium nanowires. The technology could help enable a scale-up for potential industrial applications,

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