Japanese film crew talks stardust with physicists

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A film crew from NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corp., visited the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis on Sept. 18 to film for a series called “Cosmic Front HOTLINK,” about the wonders of the universe. Here, they interview Ernst Zinner, PhD (left), research professor of physics in Arts & Sciences. Zinner pioneered techniques to study tiny bits of matter from stars that died before the solar system was born and were carried to Earth in meteorites. Sachiko Amari, PhD, a research scientist and colleague of Zinner’s who also works with stardust, hosted the visit.
(Credit: joe angeles/WUSTL Photos)