S&T physicist improves particle interaction modeling

The cover of Dr. Jentschura’s new book on electrodynamics.

Quantum electrodynamics is a lot like baking a cake, and then trying to take apart the individual ingredients. At least, that is what physicist Dr. Ulrich Jentschura equates to the process of creating an equation that can couple particles’ and antiparticles’ predicted masses at the same time.

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Physicist works to explain atom motion

NSF CAREER Award recipient Dr. Daniel Fischer, assistant professor of physics, and his laser research setup. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

NSF CAREER Award recipient Dr. Daniel Fischer, assistant professor of physics, and his laser research setup. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

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. [Read more…]

Visiting professor to discuss ‘baloney’ science Feb. 25

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Dr. Charles Adler.

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

Thomas Vojta, professor of physics, poses with the Pegasus IV High-Performance Computing Cluster, a supercomputer he built with his colleagues and students to model quantum phase transitions and to compute various materials’ properties. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Thomas Vojta, professor of physics, poses with the Pegasus IV High-Performance Computing Cluster, a supercomputer he built with his colleagues and students to model quantum phase transitions and to compute various materials’ properties. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

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

Missouri S&T professor named American Physical Society Fellow

VojtaDr. 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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Professor Michael Schulz featured in physics journal

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 problems science needs to solve, and his advice for young scientists. [Read more…]

Visitors’ Nights return this fall to the Missouri S&T Observatory

Photo courtesy of NASA.

Photo courtesy of NASA.

The public is invited to view Saturn and its rings through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch telescope on Thursday, Aug. 20. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T physics professor invited to NSF workshop in Japan

Dr. Julia Medvedeva.

Dr. Julia Medvedeva.

Dr. Julia Medvedeva, an associate professor of physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will join a panel of experts at the first “U.S.-Japan Materials Genome Workshop” to discuss the best ways to produce low-cost, efficient manufactured products.

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Missouri S&T physics students achieve nuclear fusion

Pressure building in the middle of the fusion grid. Photo submitted.

Pressure building in the middle of the fusion grid. Photo submitted.

A team of three undergraduate physics students from Missouri University of Science and Technology have achieved nuclear fusion of deuterium into helium. The reaction was achieved as part of the students’ final project for their senior research laboratory class.

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New book by S&T professor examines small-town life

3MainPeople who return to a small town after 20 years away may not find the local shops they expect to see, but they can easily identify the landmark buildings. A new book by a Missouri University of Science and Technology professor contemplates the changes that occur to small town buildings and the way those buildings’ roles change over time.

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