Alex Meshik

​Research Professor of Physics
PhD, Vernadsky Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
research interests:
  • Astrophysics
  • Solar Winds
  • Nano-diamonds
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    • Washington University
    • MSC 1105-109-04
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    Alex Meshik joined the Laboratory for Space Sciences at Washington University in 1996 and became a research professor in 2006. He worked with the capture and analysis of solar wind noble gases for the NASA Genesis Mission.

    Meshik also investigates meteoritic nano-diamonds by means of selective laser extraction, studies xenon isotopic anomalies and the origin of fission xenon in the terrestrial atmosphere, applies xenon isotopes for geo- and cosmo-chronology and studies double beta decay of Ba and Te isotopes.