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Want to major in physics? NIU Physics Faculty have close links with Fermilab and Argonne National Lab, and often involve undergrad and graduate students in research. For more information, see the pages for current and future students.

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Chair: Dr. Laurence Lurio, 815-753-6470 llurio@niu.edu

Assistant Chair/Director of Undergraduate Studies:  Dr. Yasuo Ito, 815-753-6477 yito@niu.edu

Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Philippe Piot, 815-753-6473 dgs-physics@niu.edu

Contact us: Physics@niu.edu

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News & Highlights

(January 24, 2019) Professor Zhili Xiao and NIU graduate student Jing Xu together with a team from Argonne National Lab have published an article in Nature Communications revealing a unique form of magneto resistance.    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-08199-2

(January 24, 2019) Adjunct NIU Physics Professor Pushpa Bhat was elected as the physics representative  to the council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. http://news.fnal.gov/2019/01/pushpa-bhat-elected-to-aaas-council/ 


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