Department of Physics

Missouri S&T joins dark energy experiment to solve accelerating cosmos mystery

Posted by on September 26, 2019

Missouri S&T has joined the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) as one of 11 international institutions that are collaborating to define the force causing the accelerated expansion of the universe.

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Missouri S&T wins nearly $2 million for supercomputer system to advance statewide computational research and education

Posted by on September 23, 2019

Missouri S&T has received a $1.96 million grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase and install a new supercomputing system on its campus in Rolla.

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Missouri S&T graduate to receive 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Posted by on September 23, 2019

Missouri S&T physics graduate Dr. Frederick K. Baganoff will receive the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics as one member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration. Baganoff is a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. He earned a bachelor of science degree in physics from Missouri S&T in 1985.

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Missouri S&T physics professor celebrates 50 years of teaching excellence

Posted by on August 29, 2019

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will honor Dr. Jerry L. Peacher, associate chair and professor of physics, who has shared five decades of teaching excellence with Missouri S&T. CASB will host a reception in his honor 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Carver-Turner Room […]

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Missouri S&T joins LIGO and Virgo’s newest research on neutron star smash-ups

Posted by on May 2, 2019

This spring semester, Missouri S&T became the state’s only institution to join the worldwide LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration (LSC) of researchers committed to detecting cosmic gravitational waves. This research explores the fundamental physics of gravity using the emerging field of gravitational wave science as a tool for astronomical discovery.

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Missouri S&T grad helps capture first-ever image of a black hole

Posted by on April 11, 2019

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For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a black hole, and a Missouri S&T graduate played an important role. Dr. Frederick K. Baganoff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, is among the collaborators on the international Event Horizon Telescope project to produce the first direct images of a black hole. Baganoff earned a bachelor of science degree in physics from Missouri S&T in 1985.

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Missouri S&T physics professor publishes poetry book

Posted by on April 1, 2019

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Dr. Agnes Vojta, a teaching professor of physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is celebrating the release of her first book of poems, “Porous Land.”

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Missouri S&T undergraduates to exhibit research to state legislators

Posted by on March 22, 2019

Undergraduate students from Missouri S&T will travel to Jefferson City, Missouri, to exhibit their latest research projects to state legislators on Thursday, April 4.

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Physics researchers discover new approach to control the spread of light

Posted by on March 4, 2019

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Physics researchers have discovered a new way to control light — one that produces a concentrated, optically energetic laser beam when transmitted through diffuse media such as fog, biological tissue or white paint — rather than the typical weaker light with a lateral spread.

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Missouri S&T joins LIGO Scientific Collaboration and world-class astrophysics research

Posted by on February 26, 2019

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This spring semester, Missouri S&T became the state’s only institution to join the worldwide LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration (LSC) of researchers committed to detecting cosmic gravitational waves.

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