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DØ Wraps at Northern Illinois University

The Tevatron accelerator, home of DØ. Photo: Flickr/Mista Sparkle (cc).

After 30 years of intensive involvement in Fermilab’s world-famous DØ (aka DZero) experiment, the Department of Physics at Northern Illinois State University is now playing host to the experiment’s final workshop.

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joins Dark Matter Hunt

JinPing

China has joined Italy, the United States and Japan in the hunt for the elusive dark matter. The team, led by Dr. Xiangdong Ji, a physicist and Dean of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, has set up the deepest laboratory in the world, 2,500 meters under the marble mountain of JinPing in Sichuan province, in the southwest of China.

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University of Arizona Digs Bennu

OSIRIS-REx. Image: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

What is Bennu, and what does the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences have to do with it? Here’s a hint: UA really digs space rocks.

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A New Magnetic State?

Photo: Flickr/Oskay (cc).

Besides being your best and most comprehensive source for grad programs in the physical sciences, AIP’s GradSchoolShopper.com also features a handful of outstanding programs representing a cross-section of what’s out there in the world of the physical sciences. Today’s case in point: University of Arkansas researchers have discovered a new magnetic state, never before observed.

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…and What Do You Want? (AKA Survey Says, Part 2)

What kind of GradSchoolShopper content do you want to see?

Last week we took a look at some of the results of the GradSchoolShopper survey you (or anyway, 100 people like you) took time to fill out at the 2013 APS March Meeting in Baltimore.  In case you missed the first installment, you might want to click over and take a look at Part 1 (Who Are You?).

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Physics can be hard, and you spend a lot of time doing homework, preparing for the GRE, etc. But do some activities that remind you why you love it, and keep you enthusiastic about what you’re studying. — Kendra Redmond, Program Coordinator and Assistant Editor, Society of Physics Students, Podcast Episode #1

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