Physics Blog

  • Satzinger in Nature

    December 4, 2018

    One of our alums, Kevin Satzinger, is the first author of a paper published in Nature last week.

  • 2016-17 Distinguished SPS Chapter

    December 17, 2017

    The national Society of Physics Students has, once again, recognized our local SPS chapter: “The National Council has reviewed all chapter reports and has awarded the Truman State University SPS Chapter as a 2016-17 Distinguished SPS Chapter.”

  • Alum wins award for paper

    November 6, 2017

    Dipesh Niraula, a Truman physics alum now in graduate school, recently won a presentation award at COMSOL Conference 2017 Boston.

  • Experience the Eclipse on Aug. 21

    August 2, 2017

    On the first day of classes for the Fall semester, Aug. 21, 2017, we will witness a remarkable sight across the United States. A strip of land (called ‘the path of totality’) about 70 miles wide or so that stretches from central Oregon through South Carolina will witness a total solar eclipse — a phenomenal natural wonder that […]

  • University Announces Academic Honor Roll Lists

    June 15, 2017

    Students who received a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the spring semester can now find their honor roll information posted online. President’s List: students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, can be accessed at Vice President for Academic Affairs’ List: students with a grade point average between 3.50-3.99, can be […]

  • Physics Colloquium to Discuss Upcoming Solar Eclipse

    May 8, 2017

    The Physics Colloquium continues at 4:30 p.m. March 8 in Magruder Hall 1096 with a presentation centered on the upcoming solar eclipse. The total solar eclipse occurring Aug. 21 promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage students, faculty and the general public in topics related to astronomy and science. The eclipse path runs east […]

  • A Brief Introduction to Quantum Information

    March 20, 2017

    On March 22, 2017, Kishor T. Kapale, with the Department of Physics at Western Illinois University, will give a basic introduction to the paradigms of quantum information processing without assuming any knowledge of the subject and will discuss strategies for realistic physical implementations of quantum information processing tasks. Kapale will also mention some of his research […]

  • Joe Milliano on NSTA committee

    October 4, 2016

    Congratulations to Joe Milliano, mathematics/physics double-major, MAE student, and Noyce Scholar who has been appointed to the National Science Teacher Association’s Committee on Preservice Teacher Preparation. The Preservice Teacher Preparation Committee reviews all NSTA policies, programs, and activities relating to professional development in science education. Joe’s appointment is for two years and he will attend […]

  • New book

    August 24, 2016

    Taner Edis, professor of physics, has just published a new book: Islam Evolving: Radicalism, Reformation, and the Uneasy Relationship with the Secular West.

  • Truman SPS—”Outstanding Chapter” for 2015

    August 1, 2016

    Our Society of Physics Students chapter was named as an “Outstanding Chapter” once again by the National SPS.