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UIC Physics Prof Honored by White House

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Sivalingam Sivananthan’s innovation helped take down Osama Bin Laden.

A distinguished professor of physics at University of Illinois at Chicago and an immigrant to the United States, Dr. Sivalingam Sivananthan was recently named a White House Champion of Change.

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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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The first year of grad school is really hard. Instead of spending time thinking about whether or not you should be in Grad School, spend that time doing your homework. Then after your first year you can think about whether you really want to be there. — Kendra Redmond, Program Coordinator and Assistant Editor, Society of Physics Students, Podcast Episode #1

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