Professor Aimee Miller-Ott Illinois State University, School of Communication "Cell Phones in Personal Relationships"
While the origins of the light (hydrogen, helium) and intermediate mass (carbon through iron) elements found in our solar system are well understood, we still don't know where roughly half of the elements heavier than iron were made. Here we will discuss two attractive potential sites – core-collapse supernovae and neutron star mergers – and describe how progress in open issues in neutrino and nuclear physics may be the key to unlocking this longstanding mystery.
(Physics Lecture Series) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Physics Department "Gravitation & Cosmology & LIGO" More information to follow...
Professor Maochao Xu Illinois State University, Department of Mathematics "Network Security Modeling"
(Physics Lecture Series) University of Missouri, Department of Physics & Astronomy "Airy Beam for Optical Biomedical Imaging" More information to follow...
Professor Pranshoo Solanki Illinois State University, Department of Technology "Recycling of Waste Materials in Construction"
(Physics Lecture Series) Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Physics "The Hidden Orders of Matter: Topological Phases" More information to follow...
Professor Xing Fang Illinois State University, School of Information Technology "Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence"
Professor Martin Engelke Illinois State University, School of Biological Sciences "Intracellular Trafficking"
Physics Discovery Day is an opportunity for high school students and their parents to learn more about the Illinois State University Physics Department. Attendees will meet some of the department's faculty and students in an informal setting and participate in some fun, hands-on physics activities.