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NIU Today article highlights Fermilab g-2 experiment and Mike Eads, Mary Shenk, Mike McEvoy, Aaron Epps, Eric Johnson, and Octavio Escalante-Aguirre
Fermilab Today article highlights proton tomography scanner and George Coutrakon.
Renowned physicist Swapan Chattopadhyay, currently director of the Cockcroft Institute in England, has accepted a joint appointment to Northern Illinois University and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Professor Swapan Chattopadhyay will be joining Department of Physics as a faculty this fall 2014. Please join us in wishing him a warm welcome to the department.
NIU Physics researchers (G. Coutrakon, B. Erdelyi, and V. Zutshi) as members of The NIU proton Computed Tomography (pCT) project team, and the software team led by N. Karonis were issued an US patent (US patent No. 8,766,180) for their application entitled “High performance computing for three dimensional proton computed tomography (HPC-PHT) on July 1st, 2014.
Roland Winkler recognized as an "Outstanding Referees" out of 63,000 active referees of American Physical Society.
Philippe Piot and Chris Prokop highlighted in ASTA newsletter
David Hedin renewed as Board of Trustees Professor
NIU-Fermilab accelerator physics collaborative effort highlighted in Fermilab Today and NIU Today
Mike Fortner receives award for outstanding environmental leadership.
Yasuo Ito interviewed in DeKalb Chronicle story about STEMFest.
Board of Trustees Professor Seminar: Dr. David Hedin, Department of Physics, "Understanding Our Asymmetrical Universe" 10/07/2013, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Capitol Room, Homes Student Center
The 2013 QuarkNet Summer Institute (NIU coordinators: Michael Eads and Dhiman Chakraborty) hosted by the NIU Physics.
NIU physicists David Hedin and Michael Eads featured in Fermilab Today story about muon identification and path reconstruction in the Dzero experiment.