Physicists in Arts & Sciences are gaining quantum insights from imperfect crystals. The research supported by the Center for Quantum Leaps advances the field of quantum simulation using an atomic-level quantum system.
Artificial light at night is making it more difficult to see the stars, especially in urban areas. The observatory at Tyson Research Center makes the most of its secluded location, offering a unique viewing experience.
A team led by scientists and engineers, including researchers from the McKelvey School of Engineering, has created a unique, record-setting material that can bend one infrared ray of light in two directions.
Researchers at the School of Medicine and the McKelvey School of Engineering have developed a noninvasive technique called sonobiopsy that uses ultrasound and microbubbles to release biomolecules from brain tumors. A blood draw can collect the biomolecules to help inform treatment decisions.
Kara Andres, a Living Earth Collaborative postdoctoral researcher, used eDNA to follow invisible trails of genetic information from fish. While her original study probed the Great Lakes, her recent work is focused on microbial communities in local waterways.
Alex Chen and Yajie Yuan, both assistant professors of physics in Arts & Sciences, have received a $447,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a unified model of pulsars, rapidly rotating neutron stars that release mysterious pulses of electromagnetic radiation.
Guy Genin, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Society of Engineering Science board of directors. The society strengthens the interface between engineering, science and math.
Researchers led by Fuzhong Zhang at the McKelvey School of Engineering developed a synthetic biology tool to comprehensively reveal gene regulatory networks in E. coli.
Multi-omics leverages the power of several different “omics” data types at once to build a detailed picture of factors that contribute to human health and disease. Under a $19.2 million grant award, Gary Patti, in Arts & Sciences, and Ting Wang, at the School of Medicine, will manage a new hub for multi-omics analyses at Washington University.
A multi-institutional research project led by Todd Braver, a professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received an $8.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study attention control and strategies to improve it.