Department of Physics

Missouri S&T researchers earn two Department of Energy grants

Posted by on August 24, 2023

A physicist and ceramic engineer from Missouri S&T have both been selected to receive grants from the Department of Energy’s Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research (FAIR) initiative. The two researchers’ projects were selected by a competitive, scientific peer-reviewed process.

Read More »

Meet S&T at the fair

Posted by on August 1, 2023

The Missouri State Fair will be held Aug. 10-20 in Sedalia, and Missouri S&T invites all fair attendees to experience the best of the university through live demonstrations, virtual reality and more. Look for the Missouri S&T signs near the Grandstand across from the MO-AG Theatre and Farm Bureau buildings.

Read More »

Missouri S&T physicist-led team finds new behavior of light

Posted by on June 15, 2023

A research collaboration led by a Missouri S&T physicist has used a new computational process that increases the speed and scale of numerical simulations to observe a previously theorized emerging behavior of light. Despite over 40 years of research, it had remained unknown whether the phenomenon called Anderson localization could take place for the electromagnetic waves.

Read More »

Ron Epps, retired NASA leader, receives honorary degree from S&T

Posted by on May 17, 2023

Ron Epps of Houston, retired chief of the NASA flight design and dynamics division and a Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate, was awarded the doctor of physics, honoris causa, during the Missouri S&T spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13.

Read More »

S&T announces Undergraduate Research Conference winners

Posted by on May 1, 2023

Dozens of students presented their research projects to the public during the 18th annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Missouri S&T this April.

Read More »

Missouri S&T students exhibit research to state legislators

Posted by on April 6, 2023

Thirteen undergraduate students from Missouri University of Science and Technology traveled to Jefferson City, Missouri on Thursday, April 6, to participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol.

Read More »

Seeing stars

Posted by on December 14, 2022

Jordan Stevens was one of only 36 women students at this year’s recent FUTURE of Physics 2022 Conference. Not one of 36 from Missouri S&T, but one of 36 total women student attendees from across the nation. As intimidating as those numbers sound, Stevens says she believes going there and participating could be pivotal to her future education.

Read More »

Missouri S&T welcomes new faculty

Posted by on September 28, 2022

At the start of the fall semester, Missouri S&T welcomed 15 faculty members to campus. Their expertise ranges from aerothermodynamics and advanced manufacturing to sports marketing and quantum physics.

Read More »

New physics book covers atoms, lasers and gravity

Posted by on August 11, 2022

Ever since quantum field theory was effectively invented in 1947 by Hans Albrecht Bethe, it has been a part of advanced physics studies. Quantum electrodynamics provides researchers with a framework to study the interaction of particles and radiation through mathematics.

Read More »

S&T physics researcher works to control light energy

Posted by on March 3, 2022

Light travels through opaque objects in random paths that are difficult to control but, thanks to new research by a team of physicists, light energy can be concentrated at a certain depth. This means that physicists could potentially target specific neurons or even early tumors inside tissue, which is known to usually strongly scatter light.

Read More »