The Illinois State Physics Department’s Spring Colloquium Series kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 24, with a talk from Professor of Physics Jessie Shelton of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Shelton will be delivering the first of a seven-part series of colloquia at 4 p.m. in Moulton Hall, room 214. The talk is titled Looking for Structures in the Dark.

Shelton received her doctorate from MIT in 2006 and works on a range of topics in particle physics with a specific interest in dark matter, top quarks and the Higgs boson. She held postdoctoral appointments at Rutgers, Yale and Harvard before arriving at the University of Illinois in 2014.

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