Department of Physics

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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Missouri S&T observatory to hold April visitors’ night

Posted by on March 24, 2017

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The public is invited to view the planet Jupiter through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s telescope on Monday, April 3.

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Missouri S&T Observatory to host second March visitors’ night

Posted by on March 7, 2017

The public is invited to view the Beehive Cluster of stars through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch-diameter telescope on Tuesday, March 21.

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Vojta named Curators’ Distinguished Professor at Missouri S&T

Posted by on December 13, 2016

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Dr. Thomas Vojta, professor of physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Distinguished Professor of physics at Missouri S&T. Vojta will be officially recognized during Missouri S&T’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17.

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Physicist works to explain atom motion

Posted by on June 24, 2016

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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.

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