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Dr. Thomas Vojta named Curators' Distinguished Professor at Missouri S&T
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Dr. Yew San Hor advises a student in his laboratory.
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Dr. Ulrich Jentschura lectures in physics classroom.
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Dr. Daniel Fischer receives CAREER Grant
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Medvedeva leads $1.6 million NSF grant to advance understanding of amorphous materials

Why study physics?

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Physics is the most fundamental of sciences. All objects, from the smallest elementary particle to the universe itself, obey the laws of physics. As a physics student, you will learn how to design and run experiments, develop theories and simulate nature on computers. You will have the opportunity to work on a research project under faculty guidance. A physics degree will provide you with critical thinking, problem-solving and programming skills that are valued in a variety of careers.


The department offers an undergraduate BS degree in physics as well as graduate MS and PhD degrees. For questions about the undergraduate program, please contact Dr. Thomas Vojta, chair of the physics department, at vojtat@mst.edu. For graduate admission, please contact Dr. Alexey Yamilov, director of graduate admissions, at yamilov@mst.edu.

Our Department

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Our department has a strong presence in theoretical and experimental atomic physics, condensed matter physics, and astrophysics. Three of our faculty members are Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS), and two carry the title of Curators' Professor within the University of Missouri System. Department research is funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the US Department of Energy, and other agencies.

News:

Missouri S&T researchers help discover "black neutron star" that changes astronomy

Two physics faculty involved in $1.96 million NSF award for supercomputer

Physics Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology Is a 2019 Best Value in College Factual Rankings!

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Events:

May 7: Fuller Prize Competition for Undergraduate Research - Virtual Poster Presentation