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Physics explains the natural world in the most universal manner possible. Physicists look for the hidden symmetries that underlie and govern the multitude of phenomena in the world around us. Our department has active research programs in areas ranging from theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy to complex systems, condensed matter physics, atomic, molecular and optical physics, and high-energy physics.

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Mel Ulmer and Hooman Mohseni awarded Keck Foundation Grant

July 10, 2015 - Prof. Mel Ulmer and Prof. Hooman Mohseni, along with external collaborator Olivier Guyon of the Subaru Telescope, have been awarded a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation.  The team will develop a fast, ultra-sensitive camera that could be the first to directly image light reflected by planets outside our solar system and help scientists in their search for life on Earth-like exoplanets.

Read more at the Northwestern Newscenter.

been awarded a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to develop a fast, ultra-sensitive camera that could be the first to directly image light reflected by planets outside our solar system and help scientists in their search for life on Earth-like exoplanets. - See more at: http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2015/07/new-camera-to-helpsearch-for-life-outside-our-solar-system.html#sthash.8Xhj3fTY.dpuf
been awarded a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to develop a fast, ultra-sensitive camera that could be the first to directly image light reflected by planets outside our solar system and help scientists in their search for life on Earth-like exoplanets. - See more at: http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2015/07/new-camera-to-helpsearch-for-life-outside-our-solar-system.html#sthash.8Xhj3fTY.dpuf



Prof. Kalogera awarded NSF Research Traineeship Award

April 8, 2015 - Prof. Kalogera has been awarded one of eight NRT Awards.  Along with Prof. Michael Schmitt and key participants from EPS, SESP, EECS, and IEMS, she will lead interdisciplinary training on data-driven discovery.  Over the 5-year duration, the $3 million award will provide NRT graduate fellowships to over 35 students drawn from multiple existing Ph.D. programs. Read the Northwestern News story here.

Xiaowen Chen Wins ISP Thesis Award

June 4, 2015 - Xiaowen Chen has received the Prize for Distinguished Honors Thesis from Northwestern’s Integrated Science Program (ISP) for her senior thesis entitled “Fractal Geometry of Undriven Dissipative Systems”. Xiaowen is an undergraduate majoring in Physics, Mathematics, and ISP, and has performed her research on transient chaos in Prof. Adilson E. Motter’s group. She is graduating this spring and will join Princeton University in the fall to pursue her graduate studies in physics.

 


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