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Why physics? It's the world.
The subject of physics is the entire world – from the smallest elementary particle to the universe itself, and everything in between. To accomplish the ambitious task of studying physics, students will learn how to design and run experiments, develop theories and simulate nature on computers. To gain hands-on experience, all undergraduates are encouraged to work on a research project under faculty guidance. Critical thinking, problem-solving and programming are examples of the skills you'll learn here and are essential for many careers you might choose to pursue.
All graduate students in the department are actively involved in research done by faculty members. Students have a choice among theoretical, computational or experimental, fundamental or applied physics in the areas of astrophysics, atomic physics, and condensed matter physics. Many faculty members are engaged in research collaborations on and off campus and are well recognized nationally and internationally. Five faculty members are distinguished as American Physical Society (APS) fellows. Research efforts are supported by external funding agencies and industrial partners.
Dr. Michael Schulz wins Distinguished Scientist award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Greg Story wins Sustained Excellence in Outstanding Teaching Award.
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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