Department of Physics

Samantha Thompson: An award-winning mathematician

Posted by on April 15, 2024

Samantha Thompson believes that her love of mathematics comes mainly from external influence. Specifically, she says that it is thanks to a series of fantastic math teachers in high school who fostered her enjoyment for math.

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CASE Dean’s Medal goes to Agnes Vojta

Posted by on April 11, 2024

Dr. Agnes Vojta, teaching professor of physics at Missouri S&T, recently received the Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Commitment to Undergraduate Student Success in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education at S&T.

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Faculty feature: Dr. Simeon Mystakidis

Posted by on February 15, 2024

Submitted by Dr. Simeon Mystakidis for the CASE monthly newsletter: Dr. Simeon Mystakidis, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, leads the Quantum many-body dynamics and technologies group. Previously, he served as an ITAMP (Institute for Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics) postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, focusing on entanglement-based processes and magnetic phenomena in […]

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Baganoff tells S&T Ph.D. grads to ‘dare mighty things’

Posted by on December 20, 2023

Dr. Frederick K. Baganoff, research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, challenged Missouri University of Science and Technology Ph.D. graduates to “dare mighty things.” Baganoff spoke during the Missouri S&T Ph.D. commencement ceremony, held at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15.  He gave graduates three pieces of advice: quickly learn from mistakes, ask simple questions and […]

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S&T welcomes new faculty

Posted by on October 2, 2023

Missouri S&T welcomed more than 30 new faculty members this year. They bring a wide range of expertise that includes artificial intelligence, astrodynamics, energy economics, energy storage, flood prediction, military history, quantum physics and wearable wireless sensors. The new faculty are:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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