Missing diamonds

A Washington University physicist practiced at finding tiny diamonds in stardust from the pre-solar universe has repeatedly failed to find them in Younger Dryas sedimentary layers, effectively discrediting the hypothesis that an exploding comet caused the sudden climate reversal at the end of the last Ice Age.
Srikanth Singamaneni

Washington People: Srikanth Singamaneni

The associate professor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science works to create powerful sensors that can detect chemicals, biomarkers that could speed health-care diagnostics and new materials to clean dirty water.

Programming team headed to world competition

Three Washington University in St. Louis undergraduates will represent the university at the World Finals of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) International Collegiate Programming Contest in South Dakota next May.

Two alumni named Rhodes finalists

Two Washington University in St. Louis graduates were finalists for a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the world’s most prestigious academic awards: Damari Croswell, an Arts & Sciences alum, and Yidan Qin, an engineering alum.
Lan Yang photo

Yang named fellow of The Optical Society

Lan Yang, the Edwin H. & Florence G. Skinner Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named a fellow of The Optical Society.
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