XL-Calibur telescope set for balloon flight from Arctic Circle

XL-Calibur telescope set for balloon flight from Arctic Circle

Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis are preparing to launch a balloon-borne telescope to unlock the secrets of astrophysical black holes and neutron stars. The telescope known as XL-Calibur could be launched from Esrange Space Center in Sweden as early as Wednesday, May 29.
Helping qubits stay in sync

Helping qubits stay in sync

In a new paper in Physical Review Letters, Kater Murch in Arts & Sciences and his collaborators explore the effects of memory in quantum systems. View an illustrated video about the experiments and findings.
Peering into Pluto’s ocean

Peering into Pluto’s ocean

Graduate student Alex Nguyen in Arts & Sciences calculated the depth and density of the solar system’s most mysterious and remote body of water.
Diamond, Queller elected to National Academy of Sciences

Diamond, Queller elected to National Academy of Sciences

Washington University’s new National Academy of Sciences members are Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, and David C. Queller, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Biology in Arts & Sciences.
Biology students win annual awards

Biology students win annual awards

Undergraduates Hannah Davis, Shelei Pan, Braxton Sizemore and Shan Wang were honored by the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Biologists study trade-offs of microscopic predators

Biologists study trade-offs of microscopic predators

Being a predator has its own costs, and that’s as true for amoebae as it is for lions or wolves. Graduate student P.M. Shreenidhi joined David Queller and other Art & Sciences researchers to study the predatory nature of a particular soil-dwelling amoeba.
Class Acts: Avital Isakov

Class Acts: Avital Isakov

A 2023 Astronaut Scholar, Avital Isakov studies green energy solutions in Robert Wexler’s laboratory in the Department of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences and plans to pursue a PhD in computational and theoretical chemistry.
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