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Missouri S&T researchers help discover ‘black neutron star’ that changes astronomy

Posted by on June 24, 2020

Gravitational wave scientists have observed what may be an entirely new population of astronomical objects, and researchers from Missouri S&T played a part in the discovery.

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LIGO-Virgo network catches another neutron star collision

Posted by on January 11, 2020

A new study confirms that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) near Livingston, Louisiana observed a neutron star collision on April 25, 2019. The observation is only the second time researchers detected such an event in gravitational waves.

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Missouri S&T researcher listed among highly cited researchers

Posted by on November 22, 2019

The Web of Science Group released its international list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 this week and included Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher Dr. Yew San Hor.

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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 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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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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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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