Category: Physics

SIUE Physics Dept. shines bright in the 2017 Solar Eclipse

SIUE Physics Dept. shines bright in the 2017 Solar Eclipse

SIUE welcomed over 14,000 students back to campus on its first day, with a rare solar eclipse viewing on campus. At SIUE, the solar eclipse reached 99.5 totality at 1:18pm, offering one of the best viewing locations in the Metro East area.
“Everybody was excited and ready with their glasses,” said Marcus Powell, a junior in […]

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

Physics professors test their newly developed method to combat Hepatitis C virus, through wider international collaboration

Physics professors test their newly developed method to combat Hepatitis C virus, through wider international collaboration

Physics professors Edward Ackad and Mohammad Yousef collaborated with scientists from Egypt and Pakistan to validate their newly developed methodology, which aims to predict strains of Hepatitis C virus that are drug resistant. Their research was published in PLOS ONE.
Physics professors Ackad and Yousef discuss ideas pertaining to research. Photo courtesy of Yousef.
An extension of […]

Physics professor publishes article on newly discovered energy levels

Physics professor publishes article on newly discovered energy levels

Physics professor Hernando Garcia published an article about newly discovered energy levels. Photo courtesy of Theresa San Luis
Physics professor Hernando Garcia came out with a publication based on his research titled “Ferroplasmons: Intense Localized Surface Plasmons in Metal-Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles.”
According to Garcia, he and eight other scientists discovered new energy levels which they termed “ferroplasmon.”
Garcia said […]

Ackad awarded AFOSR grant for physics research

Ackad awarded AFOSR grant for physics research

Physics professor Edward Ackad received a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) through the Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). HIs proposal is titled Understanding Laser-Cluster Interactions in the X-ray Regime. Photo by Theresa San Luis.

Physics professor Edward Ackad received a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) […]

Glassman honored with Teaching Distinction Award

Glassman honored with Teaching Distinction Award

Physics professor Jack Glassman was named to a Teaching Distinction Award for 2013-2014 by the university. He said being enthusiastic and passionate about what you teach makes a difference for students. Photo courtesy of Glassman.
Physics professor Jack Glassman is a 2013-2014 recipient of the university’s Teaching Distinction Award.
Glassman said he is “very happy and honored” […]

Physics professor sheds light on LASERS to high school students

Physics professor sheds light on LASERS to high school students

Cahokia High School students edged closer to catch a glimpse of the multiple laser beams emitted back and forth between two mirrors which shone through the smoke.
Prfofessor Glassman looks on as Cahokia High School students engage in a demonstration that reveals an aspect of LASERS using a lamp light and magnifying glass. Photo by Theresa […]

Physics professor is a contributing author to Nature Communications article

Physics professor is a contributing author to Nature Communications article

Physics professor Mohammad Yousef, along with other scientists, researched bacterial melibiose permease (Melb) and learned about the behavior of this protein on bacterial surface.  Their findings were recently published in “Nature Communications,” a scientific journal.
Physics Professor Mohammad Yousef is contributing writer to "Nature Communications" scientific journal article. Photo courtesy of Mohammad Yousef.
The discovery about the […]

Mather shares discoveries of the universe as NASA’s lead scientist and a Nobel Prize recipient

Mather shares discoveries of the universe as NASA’s lead scientist and a Nobel Prize recipient

Nobel Laureate John Mather lectured to an audience of approximately 600 people on the universe last Thursday. Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/Pat Izzo
Learning astronomy was appealing as a child, according to Nobel Laureate John Mather, because he could take a piece of cardboard and lens and build a telescope.

Today, Mather is the lead scientist for NASA’s new […]

Nobel Prize recipient will discuss discoveries of the universe through NASA telescope mission

Nobel Prize recipient will discuss discoveries of the universe through NASA telescope mission

Nobel Prize Winner Dr. John Mather is the 15th William C. Shaw Memorial Lecturer Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/Pat Izzo
John Mather, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 and current senior astrophysicist for NASA, will present the William C. Shaw Lecture.  His talk on Thursday, Sept. 26 will be titled “History of the Universe […]

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