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.

Romanus Hutchins alters the brightness of a laser. His research could lead to the use of the laser to detect cancer cells

Romanus Hutchins alters the brightness of a laser. His research could lead to the use of the laser to detect cancer cells.

Physics Bldg

The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an Open House on March 18 and 25, 2016. Plan a trip to MIZZOU, see the campus and join us in the physics department from 1:30 - 3 pm. Meet physics students and professors. Visit research labs and the astronomy observatory.

Kattesh Katti

Kattesh Katti, PhD, Curators’ Professor of Radiology and Physics, director of the MU Institute of Green Nanotechnology and Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor of Medical Research at the MU School of Medicine, was named the 2016


Mohammad Valizadeh

Every year, the Missouri Students Association hosts the TA Choice Awards. The award is an opportunity for students to recognize a teaching assistant who has gone above and beyond the line of duty.

Silvia Bompadre at the basketball game

The Mizzou Women’s Basketball team held their annual Faculty Appreciation Game on Dec 7th, 2015.  Student athlete Bri Porter (Physics major) nominated Prof. Silvia Bompadre to be recognized for her great teaching.

Lee Li

Leaders from University of Missouri Health and the MU Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (iCATS) announced the winners of 15 student research awards, two faculty mentor awards and the faculty Dorsett L.

Physics Department

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is deeply concerned about the enduring racism on campus. While our campus draws from a broader society where racism still lives insidiously, the University is a place of higher learning that teaches a greater understanding of people.

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Professor Peter Pfeifer received a 2015 FastTrack award, under which the UM Office of Research and Economic Development funds “development, testing, prototype construction, or specific market research” to move university inventions further down the commercial pipeline,