Spring 2017

Physics graduates 2017

(from left to right) Prof. Haojing Yan, Jacob Brown, Tina Rezaie Matin, Andrew Gillespie, and Prof. Gavin King at commencement 2017!

The Physics and Astronomy Department would like to congratulate all physics majors (undergraduates and graduate students) who received their BS, MS or PhD and wishes them all the best in their future careers! Congratulations!!!


Prof. Ping Yu

The Outstanding Advising Award promotes and encourages recognition of outstanding advising services to the students of the University of Missouri. Prof. Ping Yu is one of the two recipients of the award this year.

prof. Suchi Guha

The Excellence in Education Award recognizes MU educators who contribute to student learning and personal development through out-of-the classroom experiences. A critical component of student learning and success is quality interaction by students with faculty and staff.

Karen King receiving award

Missouri Student Association awarded prof. Karen King the MU Chancellor's Excellence Award for creating Open Educational Resources. Prof. King was recognized for developing curriculum materials for Physics 2330 and making them available to students. The materials were developed by Prof.

Physics Club

In the picture: Peter W Kampschroeder, Abuzar Mahmood, Dorina Kosztin, Abigail Warden, Amrit Bal, Sarah Van Hoesen

The Physics Club (local chapter of the Society of Physics Students) has been recognized by the SPS National Council as a "Notable SPS Chapter" for their efforts to contribute to the campus community.

Fall 2016

Linda Godwin

Congratulations to Prof. Linda Godwin for being inducted in the Mizzou Homecoming Hall of Fame!

Haunted observatory flyer

Dr. Angela Speck invites you all to come and visit our annual Halloween Event - the Haunted Observatory. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 26th, 6-9 pm, at the Laws Observatory in the Physics & Astronomy Bldg (top floor). 

Viewing a solar eclipse

On Sunday August 21st 2016, North Village Arts District , from 9 am – 2 pm, come and celebrate the 1-year pre-anniversary of the first total solar eclipse to occur over Columbia since July 1442!


2016 REU students

REU physics interns at Ha Ha Tonka (left to right): Mitchel Vaninger, Miles Thies, Payton Beeler, Breta Phillips, Emily Koballa, Charlie Winborn, Reed Kolany, Derek Tang, and Zack Miller.

MU’s Research Experience for Undergraduates in Physics: Materials and Modeling hosted ten interns this summer from ten different undergraduate institutions.

Angela Speck

Prof. Angela Speck, and her husband, Prof. Alan Whittington, enjoying the A&S banquet.

Prof Angela Speck is the recipient of  MU Faculty Achievement Award in Diversity.