Department of Physics

Missouri S&T observatory to hold April visitors’ night

Posted by on March 24, 2017

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The public is invited to view the planet Jupiter through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s telescope on Monday, April 3.

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Missouri S&T Observatory to host second March visitors’ night

Posted by on March 7, 2017

The public is invited to view the Beehive Cluster of stars through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch-diameter telescope on Tuesday, March 21.

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Vojta named Curators’ Distinguished Professor at Missouri S&T

Posted by on December 13, 2016

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Dr. Thomas Vojta, professor of physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Distinguished Professor of physics at Missouri S&T. Vojta will be officially recognized during Missouri S&T’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17.

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Physicist works to explain atom motion

Posted by on June 24, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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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