Emergent Scientist

By Alison Verbeck on October 10, 2017

EDP Sciences announced the recent launch of Emergent Scientist, an innovative new open access journal that puts young scientists at its heart. The journal was born out of the 2016 International Physicists’ Tournament (IPT), and is supported by the French Physics Society and the French Acade...

Open Textbook Network

By Alison Verbeck on October 4, 2017

Washington University joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), an alliance of hundreds of colleges, universities, and consortia partners working together to advance the use of open textbooks in higher education.  Textbook affordability is a major concern on college campuses throughout the United S...

Nobel Prize in Physics 2017

By Alison Verbeck on October 3, 2017

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was awarded on October 3 with one half to Rainer Weiss LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration and the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational wave...

September New Physics Books

By Alison Verbeck on September 29, 2017

2D materials : properties and devices / [edited by] Phaedon Avouris, Tony F. Heinz, Tony Low. TA455.G65 A15 2017 Boyce’s elementary differential equations and boundary value problems / William E. Boyce, Richard C. DiPrima, Douglas B. Meade. QA371 .B773 2017 Computer simulation of liquids / ...

September Springer eBooks

By Alison Verbeck on September 29, 2017

Active Multiplexing of Spectrally Engineered Heralded Single Photons in an Integrated Fibre Architecture  by  Robert J.A. Francis-Jones Advanced Materials  by  Ivan A. Parinov, Shun-Hsyung Chang, Muaffaq A. Jani Air and Water  by  René Moreau Air Pollution in Eastern Asia: An Integrated Perspecti...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on September 29, 2017

Title: White paper on nuclear astrophysics and low-energy nuclear physics, Part 2: low-energy nuclear physics Author(s): Carlson, J.; Carpenter, M.P.; Casten, R.; Elster, C.; Fallon, P.; Gade, A.; Gross, C.; Hagen, G.; Hayes, A.C.; Higinbotham, D.W.; Howell, C.R.; Horowitz, C.J.; Jones, K.L.; Kon...

Open Science Framework for Washington University

By Ruth Lewis on September 26, 2017

Announcing: WUSTL branded Open Science Framework (WUSTL OSF): Open Science Framework is one option available to assist researchers in research management and sharing. Currently, there are over 100 WU-affiliated researchers using the OSF. Each current user will be receiving an email inviting them ...

SciVal now available at WUSTL

By Ruth Lewis on September 25, 2017

SciVal is now available at Washington University. Becker Medical Library purchased access for the entire campus. Note: To access SciVal each user must create a SciVal account or use an existing account for another Elsevier product, such as Scopus or Science Direct. “SciVal enables you to vi...

Zotero Drop-In Clinic

By Alison Verbeck on September 15, 2017

Does citing sources give you a headache? Zotero may be the cure. Drop in Zotero training will be offered from 1:00-2:00pm in the Olin Library Lobby on the 3rd Thursday of the month: September 21 October 19 November 16

arXiv User and Usability Group

By Alison Verbeck on September 14, 2017

arXiv is inviting interested users to join an email list where opportunities to participate in polls and surveys are announced (they’ll also continue to announce them on their blog and via Twitter). If you choose to join this list, you’ll be notified of opportunities to answer polls or surveys, o...