Fall 2018

Physics Bldg

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning on September 1, 2019.  The position carries a competitive salary and startup funds.

Alec Pickett

Congratulations to our graduate student, Alec Pickett, who was awarded a Dissertation Year Fellowship by the graduate school.

Spring 2018

Deepak Singh

MU researchers developed the device and are working to commercialize it

May 16th, 2018

Undergraduate students at commencement

During the 2018 commencemnt ceremony, 18 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students received their degrees. Congratulations to all of them!

Recipients of BS in Physics:

Travis Hurst

Congratulations to our graduate student, Travis Hurst (adviser Prof. Shi-Jie Chen), for receiving the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Summer 2018


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at MU offers a series of online physics courses, which fulfill regular degree requirements both at MU and at other secondary and post-secondary institutions.

Fall 2017

MU Awards ceremony

Left: Prof. Haojing Yan, middle: Prof. David Singh, right: Prof. Paul Miceli, at the MU Awards ceremony.

Three physics faculty were recognized during the MU Awards ceremony:

Paul Miceli was recognized for his 25 years of service to the University. Paul is also Kemper Award winner and a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the recent years.

Dr. William (Bill) Brinkman

Dr. William (Bill) Brinkman was presented with our department’s Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Career Award during the Friday evening banquet of our recent annual Physics Leaders gathering on October 13, 2017.  Dr.

Award recipients

Left: Joe Schaeperkoetter
Middle: Prof. Angela Speck
Right: Prof. Suchi Guha

Every year, the Physics Leaders select two students to be recognized for an an outstanding presentation of research. This year's recipients of the Physics Leaders award are Joe Schaeperkoetter (graduate student) and Pierce Bloebaum (undergraduate student).

Alessandro Mazza

Fourth-year physics doctoral candidate Alessandro Mazza (left) works on an ultra-high vacuum called X3B2 with physics graduate student Alexander Daykin in Prof. Paul Miceli's lab.

“For more than 50 years, Moore's Law has reigned supreme. The observation that the number of transistors on a computer chip doubles roughly every two years has set the pace for our modern digital revolution—making smartphones, personal computers and current supercomputers possible.