The Forty-Seventh Annual Harold Q Fuller Undergraduate Research Competition Completed: Congratulation to Winners!

First prize winner, Cameron Lerch (working with Thomas Vojta) for a project titled "Monte Carlo Simulations of the Magnetic Behavior of Diluted Hexaferrites"
Second Prize winner, Katrina Compton (Advisor: Dr. Daniel Fischer) for a project titled "Characterization of a Laser-Cooled Atomic Beam"
Second Prize winner, Zach Driemeyer (Advisor: Dr. Aleksandr Chernatynskiy) for a project titled "Thermal Properties of GaN and A1N from Classical Interatomic Potentials"
Third Prize winner, Jacob Moore (Advisor: Dr. Alexey Yamilov) for a project titled "Manipulating Time Dependent Propagation of Waves Through Multiple Scattering Media Via Wave Front Shaping"
Third Prize winner, Sean Welter (Advisor: Dr. Yew San Hor) for a project titled "Electric-Field Exfoliated Bi2Se3 Nanolayers"

Society of Physics Students in Argonne

Last weekend, April 14th,  the Society of Physics Students took a tour of Argonne National Lab.

From SPS to Sigma Pi Sigma

We celebrated on Apr 4th the induction of 17 of our best undergraduate students into Sigma Pi Sigma, the honor society of the Society of Physics Students. Congratulations!

Department of Physics welcomes new postdocs

Dr. Luigi Bagolini (left) comes to us from Rome, Italy, and will be working with Prof. Julia Medvedeva. Dr. Martin Puschmann (right) from Chemnitz, Germany, will be working with Prof. Thomas Vojta. We wish them a wonderful and productive time here in Rolla.

Dr. Julia Medvedeva receives The Faculty Excellence Award!

Dr. Julia Medvedeva, professor of physics, was among 4 faculty members at Missouri S&T who were honored with the Faculty Excellence Award on Feb. 13th.   The award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated sustained excellence teaching, research, and service  and carries a monetary stipend funded by industry and alumni contributions. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Schearer Prize winners


Basu Lamichhane (right), Chandra Adhikari (center), and Ahmed Ibrahim (left), Ph.D. students in physics, are winners of this year’s Schearer Prize, the Missouri S&T Physics Department’s annual graduate research competition. It is held in memory of Laird D. Schearer, the department’s first Curators' Professor of Physics, and rewards graduate students for outstanding research performed during the course of their graduate study.

Basu Lamichhane won first place for his fully differential study of capture with vibrational dissociation in p+H2 collisions. Chandra Adhikari won second place for his work on long-range interaction of hydrogen atoms and oscillatory tails. Ahmed Ibrahim won third place for his Monte Carlo simulations of the disordered three-color quantum Ashkin-Teller model. Congratulations!