Department of Physics

Physicist works to explain atom motion

Posted by on June 24, 2016

By laser-cooling atoms and studying their movements, a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher hopes to better understand how atoms and their components are affected and directed by environmental factors.

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Master mentor

Posted by on May 18, 2016

When he wasn’t studying for his own classes, Juan Remolina, a 2016 Missouri S&T graduate in economics, mathematics and physics, spent much of his academic career at S&T mentoring others. Instead of sleeping in, he got up early to open the Burns and McDonnell Student Success Center or the student ID office. Twelve-hour days on […]

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Visiting professor to discuss ‘baloney’ science Feb. 25

Posted by on February 19, 2016

Dr. Charles Adler, professor of physics at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, will discuss the good and bad science presented in popular science fiction books, TV shows and movies as a guest lecturer at Missouri University of Science and Technology this month.

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Visitors’ Nights at the Observatory to resume with viewing of Orion Nebula

Posted by on February 1, 2016

The public is invited to view the Great Orion Nebula, one of the brightest of its kind in the night sky, through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch telescope on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

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S&T physicist earns NSF grant to study new states of matter

Posted by on December 30, 2015

By studying how materials transform at ultra-low temperatures, a Missouri S&T theoretical physicist hopes to discover new states of matter.

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41 S&T faculty members honored for outstanding teaching

Posted by on November 24, 2015

Forty-one Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty members will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2014-2015. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony scheduled t 1:30 p.m. p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center. The Outstanding Teaching Award is given each year to faculty members by the Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, which bases its selections on student evaluations.

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Missouri S&T professor named American Physical Society Fellow

Posted by on November 6, 2015

Dr. Thomas Vojta, professor of physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has recently been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

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View the Pleiades at S&T Observatory Nov. 9

Posted by on November 4, 2015

The public is invited to view the Pleiades, a group of stars known for their beauty, through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch telescope on Monday, Nov. 9.

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Visitors invited to view Jupiter and Mars at S&T Observatory

Posted by on October 12, 2015

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Observatory will open its doors before dawn this weekend for visitors to view the conjunction of Jupiter and Mars through its 16-inch telescope.

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Professor Michael Schulz featured in physics journal

Posted by on August 19, 2015

Dr. Michael Schulz, Curators’ Professor of physics and director of Missouri S&T’s Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular and Optical Research, was recently featured on the Journal of Physics website for his JPhysB journal article Influence of the post-collision interaction on interference effects in ionization of H2 by proton impact. In this interview, republished here with permission from JPhysB, he answers our questions about his research, what […]

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