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Research Professor Michael Nowak was awarded two grants

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Michael Nowak was awarded grants from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/CalTech.

Jared Lalmansingh selected for Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award

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Jared Lalmansingh selected as recipient of Washington University’s 2019 Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award

Alumnus Adam Bauer received an NIH grant

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Adam Q. Bauer, PhD 2009, assistant professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a research project titled “Optogenetic Mapping of Cell Specific Connections in the Mouse Brain After Stroke.” Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. The project will study how changes in the brain following ischemic stroke may influence recovery.

Olga Pravdivtseva received a NASA grant

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Olga Pravdivtseva, research associate professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, received a three-year, $1.19 million grant from NASA to support research on I-Xe dating of alteration in CK and CV carbonaceous chondrites, which are a type of meteorite.

Studying the small to understand the big

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Physicists in Arts & Sciences are unraveling the nature of elusive “two-dimensional” materials with an eye toward harnessing them for society’s benefit.

SuperTIGER and X-Calibur

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“SuperTIGER may launch any day now, and X-Calibur will be flight-ready right after them,” said Henric Krawczynski, professor of physics in Arts & Sciences. While they wait for launch from Antarctica, the team is eating well, skiing and seal watching. Follow their blog to see how the missions featuring WashU technology fare.

Physics Students Win National Recognition

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Student-Led Physical Sciences Organization is Honored with Award from the National Office of the Society of Physics Students as an Outstanding Chapter

Carl Bender Received Humboldt Research Award

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Carl Bender, Konneker Distinguished Professor of Physics Emeritus, has received a Humboldt Research Award.

Olga Pravdivtseva received a NASA grant

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Olga Pravdivtseva, research associate professor of physics, received a three-year, $1,192,000 grant from NASA to support research on I-Xe dating of alteration in CK and CV carbonaceous chondrites.

Faculty Opening, Astrophysics Experiment

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The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty opening at the Assistant Professor level in Astrophysics Experiment. This is an open search in all areas of astrophysics, particle astrophysics and experimental cosmology. The appointment will include membership in the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates who use experimental techniques that overlap with our newly established Center for Quantum Sensors. The appointment will begin Fall 2019.

Physics Research Group Heads to Antarctica to Launch Telescope

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It’s going to be a sunny, cold summer this December for scientists headed to Antarctica. McMurdo Station, the continent’s bustling metropolis of roughly 1,000 residents, will be home to researchers hoping to understand more about some of the most exotic phenomena in the universe – neutron stars and black holes.

Cold, Dark Stars Lurking in the Universe Could Act Like Single Giant Atoms

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Professor Bhupal Dev was recently interviewed and quoted in an article on LiveScience.

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