Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on April 28, 2017

The following papers were recently published by members of the Physics Department: Title: A Luminous and Isolated Gamma-Ray Flare from the Blazar B2 1215+30 Authors: Abeysekara, A. U.; Archambault, S.; Archer, A.; Benbow, W.; Bird, R.; Buchovecky, M.; Buckley, J. H.; Bugaev, V.; Byrum, K.; Cerrut...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Ryan Wallace

By ksinger on April 27, 2017

Ryan Wallace grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in earth and planetary sciences. After graduation, she worked as a cataloging assistant at St. Louis University until she was hired in 2008 as library assistant for WU’s Ronald Rettner Earth & ...

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The Open Collection —TOC02: Serially Un[Boxed]

By Jennifer Akins on April 26, 2017

The Open Collection —TOC02: Serially Un[Boxed] The Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library Special Collections is a unique repository for rare and hard-to-find art and architecture publications. From limited edition series to out-of-print volumes, the Art Special Collections holdings offer uniqu...

Physics Library Summer Hours

By Alison Verbeck on April 26, 2017

Summer Hours begin Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Monday – Friday, 7:15 am – 3:45 pm Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Closed holidays – Monday, May 29 and Tuesday, July 4. Closing at 10:00am on Staff Day, Monday, May 22.

Library Inventory

By Alison Verbeck on April 26, 2017

The annual inventory of Physics Library material will be May 11-19, 2017. The Library will be closed to everyone during this time. It is important that all books be returned to the Library on or before 3:00 pm, May 10, 2017. If the inventory is completed ahead of schedule, the Library will reopen...

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A Research Experience

By Wendy Lu (WU Class of 2018) on April 26, 2017

by Wendy Lu (WU Class 2018) As a research assistant on the Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis Project, I have been conducting archival research in the Special Collections Department here on Washington University’s campus. I’ve been going through several boxes from the ACLU of Eastern Missouri and researchin...

Olin Transformation Update

By Julie Hale on April 26, 2017

The Olin Library Transformation continues to move forward! Two new phases of construction will begin soon. On Level 1, construction of the Thomas Gallery exhibition space will begin the week after commencement. The gallery will feature museum-quality exhibition spaces and will be home to the univ...


By Alison Verbeck on April 25, 2017

Unpaywall is a browser add-on for Firefox or Chrome that will search for Open Access copies of articles across the Internet. They claim to have a greater than 60% find rate for scholarly materials.  It was written up in a recent article in Chronicle of Higher Education.

Applied Physics Now in arXiv

By Alison Verbeck on April 21, 2017

In response to an increasing number of submissions on topics related to applied physics, the Scientific Advisory Board has approved the addition of a new subject area for the field. This new “Applied Physics” subject area is for papers that would have been too much on the applied side t...

London Review of Books–AVAILABLE ONLINE

By Brian Vetruba on April 21, 2017

The Libraries now subscribe to the online version of the London Review of Books (LRB). “The LRB is Europe’s leading magazine of books and ideas. Published twice a month, it provides a space for some of the world’s best writers to explore a wide variety of subjects in exhilarating detail – f...