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The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics goes to this funny (and very educative) research: “Frictional Coefficient under Banana Skin" (PDF). There are more extravagant (but reliables) recipients this year in other categories. Take a look!

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Congratulations to Physics and Astronomy student Branden Burns (right) for winning Best Undergraduate Poster at the 2014 Semiconductor Research Center Conference!

Congratulations to Physics and Astronomy student Branden Burns (right) for winning Best Undergraduate Poster at the 2014 Semiconductor Research Center Conference!

Wilmar Fajardo, a visiting Physics and Astronomy student from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, presented his research today on the spectra of blazars, a very compact quasar associated with a presumed supermassive black hole at the center of an active, giant elliptical galaxy.

Wilmar Fajardo, a visiting Physics and Astronomy student from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, presented his research today on the spectra of blazars, a very compact quasar associated with a presumed supermassive black hole at the center of an active, giant elliptical galaxy.

Computer Science Prof. Jennifer Neville talked machine learning, big data and artificial intelligence during her presentation, “Are We Too Smart for Our Own Good — How Large-Scale Machine Learning Can Vastly Exceed Human Level Decision Making Abilities,” during the Dawn or Doom summit at Purdue’s Loeb Playhouse.

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