Fall 2016

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.

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.