The fractal brain, from a single neuron’s perspective
Hacking into brain signals may be more straightforward than once thought.
Royce Dong received the Goldwater Scholarship
Senior physics major Royce Dong has been selected as a 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholar from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation and the Department of Defense National Defense Education Programs.
Journal of Chemical Physics - Editor's Pick
Professor Ken Kelton's recent paper was chosen as an Editor's Pick.
What does "old" mean to you?
Historical perspectives differ not only from culture to culture but also across our own Danforth Campus. Physicist Brendan Haas and historian Joohee Suh each explain how their research grapples with "old" subject matter.
Jared Lalmansingh selected for Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award
Jared Lalmansingh selected as recipient of Washington University’s 2019 Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award
SuperTIGER and X-Calibur
“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
Student-Led Physical Sciences Organization is Honored with Award from the National Office of the Society of Physics Students as an Outstanding Chapter
Physics Research Group Heads to Antarctica to Launch Telescope
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.
Improving Nuclear Detection with New Chip Power
A cross-disciplinary team of chemists and physicists from Washington University in St. Louis is building a better computer chip to improve detection and surveillance for the illegal transport of nuclear materials at U.S. borders.
X-Calibur Telescope Preparing for a Stratospheric Balloon Flight
Professor Henric Krawczynski's group and an international team of scientists and engineers are preparing the X-Calibur telescope for a stratospheric balloon flight launched from McMurdo (Antarctic) in December 2018.
Yicong Sui has received a PITT PACC travel award
Graduate student Yicong Sui has received a PITT PACC travel award to attend the Pheno2018 conference in Pittsburgh
Professor James Miller discusses constructing a class from curiosity to course listings ...
On the fifth Monday of each semester, a new source of productive procrastination becomes available: Course Listings go up on WebStac.
Graduate Student Brendan Haas has received a NASA fellowship for a project titled "Characterizing Comet 81P/Wild 2 with Acfer 094 and Tagish Lake analog foils."
Congratulations to Ryan Wahidi this year's recipient of the Arts & Sciences Florence Moog Scholarship
Nathan Brown receives a Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence ...
Nathan demonstrated his commitment to active learning approaches, his ability to make complex topics approachable to students, and a knack for getting students to ask questions that further their understanding
Mark Sellers has received a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Mark is doing research on metallic liquids in Prof. Kelton's group...
Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose
Congratulations to Drew Osterhout and the St. Louis Singers Who Won an International A Cappella Competition ...
This year the Ambassadors sang a ballad from the Sound of Music, Something Good, and an uptune medley, Top of the World, combining Sitting on Top of the World and the Carpenter's Top of the World. The uptune has already been shared on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xH0U4m1rJLk