Guts and stardust

Guts and stardust

Kevin McKeegan, who earned his PhD in physics in Arts & Sciences in 1987, has had a storied career measuring the tiniest particles of the solar system.
WashU researchers help identify national priorities for planetary science

WashU researchers help identify national priorities for planetary science

William B. McKinnon and Paul Byrne, both in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, played important roles in developing a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It identifies scientific priorities and funding recommendations to maximize the advancement of planetary science in the next decade.
Recovering gases from Moon rocks

Recovering gases from Moon rocks

Led by physicist Alex Meshik in Arts & Sciences, Washington University scientists designed and built the device that NASA is using to extract gases from a lunar sample from the Apollo 17 mission.

Wang receives NASA grant

Alian Wang, research professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a three-year $570,828 award from NASA for planetary research.
Krawczynski, Nagy receive NASA grant

Krawczynski, Nagy receive NASA grant

Henric Krawczynski and Johanna Nagy, in the Department of Physics in Arts & Sciences, received a two-year $459,050 award from NASA to test an array of quantum sensors on a one-day balloon flight to launch from New Mexico in 2023.
Expanding the X-ray view of the universe

Expanding the X-ray view of the universe

X-ray telescopes observe the most extreme and hottest objects in the universe. Physicists in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis are playing key roles in the first dedicated X-ray polarimetry missions, including one that launched this month.
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