Department of Physics

Researchers mimic Legos for molecular building blocks, earn $411,000 NSF grant

Posted by on June 28, 2018

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Scientists at Missouri S&T are drawing inspiration from toy building blocks to create fixed molecular units used to accelerate the material discovery process known as rational design. They’ll use these “molecular blocks” to discover highly ionic conductive materials that could be used to make today’s much sought after all-solid-state lithium batteries.

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S&T physics major and robotics volunteer puts kids’ STEM experiences first

Posted by on May 22, 2018

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Joey Franz, a junior in physics at Missouri S&T with an emphasis in secondary education, combines his passions for physics and working with kids through volunteering as a high school robotics competition mentor.

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S&T physics graduate receives Fulbright grant to teach in Russia

Posted by on May 16, 2018

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Owen Smith, a 2017 physics graduate of Missouri S&T, has received a Fulbright scholarship grant to study in Russia from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Smith will be an English-language teaching assistant at a Russian university for the academic year from September 2018 to June 2019.

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Dr. Barbara Hale, Missouri S&T physics professor, retires after 46 years of service

Posted by on March 15, 2018

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After 46 years of teaching and research in the physics department at Missouri S&T, Dr. Barbara N. Hale has retired.

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Thomas Vojta named chair of physics at Missouri S&T

Posted by on December 14, 2017

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Dr. Thomas Vojta, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the department of physics. His appointment becomes effective Jan. 1. Vojta takes over from Dr. G. Dan Waddill, professor of physics, who is returning to the faculty after serving as chair since 2007. Vojta is […]

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$1.6 million NSF grant to advance understanding of ‘amorphous’ materials

Posted by on September 18, 2017

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A physics professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology will lead a four-year effort to spur research, development and commercial adoption of a new class of oxide semiconductors that outperform silicon-based transistors and could lead to new uses for flexible displays.

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Missouri S&T Observatory announces September Visitors’ Night

Posted by on September 13, 2017

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The public is invited to take a closer look at the moon through Missouri University of Science and Technology Observatory’s 16-inch-wide telescope this September.

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Researchers see unexplained phase shifts during atomic scattering

Posted by on August 24, 2017

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In an article published today (Thursday, Aug. 24) in the American Physical Society journal Physical Review Letters, researchers reported observing unexpected instantaneous phase shifts during atomic scattering.

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Suzanna Long named chair of engineering management and systems engineering

Posted by on May 17, 2017

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Dr. Suzanna Long, professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the department. The appointment takes effect July 1.

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S&T physicist improves particle interaction modeling

Posted by on April 24, 2017

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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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