BS in Physics – Emphasis in Materials Science or Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy now offers a BS in Physics with Emphasis in Materials Science or Astronomy. Read more .

Alumni Reunion

To commemorate 50 years of Physics & Astronomy in our Physics Building, the department is planning an Alumni Reunion the weekend of October 16-18. Read more.

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    Romanus Hutchins, a freshman physics major, won an undergraduate award in the Life Science & Biomedical Engineering Technology & Information Category at the Life Sciences Week at MU. In addition, [...]

  • Physics Department. Head shots. Prof. Gavin King wins President’s Award for Early Career Excellence -

    Award recognizes faculty who exhibit exceptional promise as demonstrated through scholarship, research or creativity

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri System Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Research and Economic [...]

  • Faculty Recognition Fall 2014 -

    Prof. Paul Miceli received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

    Paul Miceli received the 2014–15 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is presented to an [...]

  • Kattesh V. Katti elected as a Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors -

    Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology, or the use of microscopic structures to diagnose, image, treat and prevent disease. Current problems in nanomedicine include understanding and anticipating the potentially [...]

  • Awards100px Physics Leaders Meeting -

    The MU Physics and Astronomy department celebrated its annual Physics Leaders Meeting on Friday, October 17 and Saturday October 18, 2014. The two-day event recognizes students, faculty and alumni and [...]

  • KingLabAward100px Gavin King’s Lab Receives Innovation Award -

    Gavin King, associate professor of physics, and Krishna Sigdel, a postdoctoral associate in King’s lab, received the Innovation Award from the Microscopy Society of America for developing the first three-dimensional [...]