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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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Disco in your Mouth! The Physics of Beatboxing

Beatboxers in their natural habitat. Photo: Flickr/Ksenia Novikova/Aktiv I Oslo, Creative Commons.

Mmbff. Chck. Mmbff. Phshhhhhhhh. Okay, so we’re not the best beatboxers around. But the physics of it have always intrigued us. Whatever music you like, you’ve probably come across a beatboxer. You know, the guy who’s practically eating his microphone while he’s laying down oral beats that pull the music together.

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Nuclear Physics @ Central Michigan U (Podcast #8)

Redshaw, Wimmer, Perdikakis NSCL

Greetings from GradSchoolShopper headquarters! We recently talked with some of the folks at Central Michigan University’s graduate physics program about the very cool work they’re doing, and their proud collaboration with the National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab (soon to be the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams). Keep reading to find out what CMU can offer you as a student.

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Innovations in science and technology: Computers

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The world of computers has taken giant strides forward in the past 50 years, many of which are the direct result of research in physical areas like plasma physics, nanotechnology, quantum mechanics, superconductors and others. This research is ongoing, delivering even smaller devices that can perform billions of calculations in the palm of your hand.

By choosing a research career, this could be part of your legacy.

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Citizen science and astronomy career (Podcast #7)

Dr. Pamela Gay

Our special guest in this episode is Dr. Pamela Gay, an astronomer, educator and writer, the co-host of the weekly AstronomyCast, and a professor of astronomy at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. We will discuss her projects in open-source citizen science, and different aspects of an astronomy career.

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