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.

Upcoming Events

4:00 PM O. M. Stewart Colloquium @ rm 120 physics bldg.
O. M. Stewart Colloquium @ rm 120 physics bldg.
Mar 9 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Speaker: André Schleife, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Title: Predictive first-principles simulations of excited electrons and ultrafast electron-ion dynamics in complex materials Abstract: Rapidly advancing high-performance super computers such as “Blue Waters” allow calculating properties of increasingly complex materials[...]
4:00 PM O. M. Stewart Colloquium @ rm 120 physics bldg.
O. M. Stewart Colloquium @ rm 120 physics bldg.
Mar 16 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Speaker:  James J. Rhyne – Dept. of Energy Title: Neutron Scattering – A Window on Magnetism and Nanomaterials Abstract: This talk will focus on the unique information about materials that can be obtained from neutron scattering with[...]

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  • Faculty Recognition Fall 2014 -

    Paul Miceli received the 2014–15 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is presented to an outstanding faculty member from each participating higher education institution in the state. Criteria [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • MU to Host American Astronomical Society Planning Workshop for 2017 Total Solar Eclipse -

    WHAT: A total solar eclipse of the sun will sweep across the U.S. continent on Aug. 21, 2017. The eclipse, with a total duration of 90 minutes, includes an area [...]

  • Physics students and faculty awards -

    Several students and faculty from the department were recognized with different awards for their work and dedication. Congratulations to all!

    Prof. Carsten Ullrich was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding [...]