Quantum phase transitions and novel phases in condensed matter Thomas Vojta, Department of Physics, Missouri University of Science and Technology Condensed matter physics is the science of the complex behavior in many-particle systems. Novel phases of matter can emerge as a result of strong interactions between the constituent particles. A natural place to look for these […]
This week’s edition of the Truman Index has an article about the Truman Observatory, the Stargazers Astronomy Club, and the Observatory Open House program. You can read the article here.
Design, Fabrication, and Test of a Microsatellite Henry J. Pernicka, Missouri University of Science and Technology Students, staff, and faculty at the Missouri University of Science and Technology are currently performing the integration and test of a pair of microsatellites in preparation for a final design review to be held in January 2011. The spacecraft […]
Tomorrow’s colloquium is in an unusual time and place: MG 2001, 7:00 pm. It is co-sponsored by the Global Issues Colloquium series.
Brian Ruzicka, recent Truman physics graduate, has just published a paper: B.A. Ruzicka, L.K. Werake, Hui Zhao, S, Wang, K.P. Loh, “Femtosecond pump-probe studies of reduced graphene oxide thin films,” Applied Physics Letters, 96, 173106 (2010).
The first Women In Physics meeting of the semester will be today, 8:30 pm, in MG 3000.
SPS tutoring for 100-level physics courses starts tonight. SPS members will tutor from 7-9 pm Sundays through Thursdays (every night where classes meet the next day) in MG 2003.
The first Society of Physics Students meeting of the year will be in MG 1096, Thursday 9/2, 6 pm. All physics students are welcome. There will be pizza as the main attraction. The SPS will continue to meet every other week at the same place and time.
Physics majors Miguel Fernandez and Chad Williamson recently had a paper published in the Information Bulletin on Variable Stars. They worked with Dr. Matthew Beaky during the 2009-2010 academic year to make photometric measurements of eclipsing binary stars at the Truman Observatory. It turns out that one of the two stars in the eclipsing binary […]
Majors Day is an opportunity for incoming physics and engineering students to meet the faculty and their fellow physics majors. We’ll be meeting in Magruder Hall Room 1096 at 3:30 PM for a welcome and introductions, then going to the Truman Observatory at 5:00 PM for a picnic where we can interact more informally. See […]