The Department of Physics at Illinois Tech is a small, research-oriented department where collaborative research groups include faculty and graduate and undergraduate students, as well as postdoctoral associates. Physics faculty participate in a wide range of research projects on campus as well as at the nearby Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The Center for Synchrotron Radiation Research and Instrumentation operates the BioCAT and MRCAT X-ray beamlines at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne, while physicists in the Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics work with scientists at Argonne and FermiLab on next-generation particle accelerators.

Other areas of research include elementary particle theory, condensed matter, superconductivity, and experimental and computational biophysics.

Discover new methods to create innovative solutions to real-world problems through the research opportunities you’ll find at Illinois Tech.

Rakshya Khatiwada

Head in the Stars

Rakshya Khatiwada, who joined the Department of Physics as an assistant professor in 2020 and holds a dual appointment as an associate scientist at Fermilab, will launch a new quantum computing course at Illinois Tech in spring 2022.

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