Why physics? It's the world.

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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.

Department research

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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 Atomic, Condensed Matter and Cloud and Atmospheric 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.

News:

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Congratulations to Nicholas Razo, Nicholas Parris and Anzumaan Chakraborty who won Silver medal in University Physics Competition!

Dr. Yamilov together his collaborator Dr. Cao (Yale) publishes paper in Nature Photonics!

Congratulations to Dr. Marco Cavaglia who has been elected co-chair of LIGO's Burst Source working group!

Events:

Mar 13: Missouri S&T Physics competition (213 Phys bldg, 6.00 pm)

Mar 21: Klaus Bartschat (Drake University) will present a colloquium titled "Coherent Control and Attosecond Dynamics with Pulsed XUV and IR Radiation"