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Department of Physics & Astronomy
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Congratulations to Physics and Astronomy students Josh Cook, Zach Rizer, and Mallory Tackett for being awarded UMKC SEARCH funds to pursue undergraduate research. Their projects are titled "Disturbed Galaxy Populations in UDS from 0.6<z<2.5", "Evolutionary trends of visually selected spheroidal galaxies from redshift 0.6 to 2.5", and "Optimizing an Artificial Neural Network for
A new student group will have its first meeting on this day at 4:00pm in Haag Hall 201. The group is called the Coalition for Interdisciplinary Research Computing and all students with an interest in practical computing skills are welcome. Contact Prof. Rulis for more information.
Prof. Stoddard will receive the Science Teachers of Missouri Distinguished Service Award at the organization's fall conference.
Members of the department traveled to Lawrence, KS this weekend to participate in the 57th Midwest Solid State Physics conference on the campus of the University of Kansas. Approximately 20 students and faculty participated by giving talks and presenting posters. Naseer Dari, Altaf Hussain, and Liaoyuan Wang from UMKC were among seven winners of an Outstanding Poster Award from a set of over 50 submissions.
Join us for the kickoff to Founders' Week at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The UMKC Conservatory Wind Symphony will be performing "The Planets: An HD Odyssey" and the UMKC Astronomy Students will have an illustrative presentation of the planets on display at the performance center.
Join us for our bi-weekly colloquium. Prof. Carol Thompson from Northern Illinois University will be visiting us to discuss "In-situ x-ray characterizations of oxide and nitride epitaxial film growth". Coffee and cookies are served at 3:15 and the colloquium starts at 3:30.
Come visit us for the first colloquium of the 2013-2014 academic year. The event will include a welcome by the new chair, Prof. Jerzy Wrobel, faculty presentations about their research programs, student organization information, and free pizza, pop, and conversation afterward.
Prof. McIntosh and two undergraduate students, Joshua Cook and Zachary Rizer, attended the fall meeting of the CANDELS collaboration.
A warm welcome to all physics and astronomy students for the 2013-2014 academic year!