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Faculty Research

A brief description of the research activities in which the Physics and Astronomy faculty are involved.

Research PDF

Center for Neurodynamics

The Center, which has been funded by grants from the Office of Naval Research, the National Institutes of Health, DARPA, and the National Science Foundation, has branched out into many areas of complex dynamics in biological systems, ranging from the complex neuroanatomy of the paddlefish, to synchronization in the crayfish mechanoreceptor-photoreceptor system, to the role of noise in human sensory perception, to the complex behavior of swarming zooplankton. 

Center for Neurodynamics website

Missouri Space Grant Consortium

The department is an affiliate member of the NASA/Missouri Space Grant Consortium. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive research stipends to work alongside faculty members on research projects of interest to NASA and to become involved in public outreach activities through the campus' planetarium and observatory.

Consortium Website

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Physics Resources

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Science Job Market

Material Science Job Market

AIP Career Network Website

Olbers Paradox


Our department is a member of the NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium.