iTeach Symposium 2018

By Alison Verbeck on November 27, 2017

On January 9, 2018, the iTeach Faculty Symposium on Teaching will bring together faculty from all seven schools of Washington University to learn about innovative and evidence-based teaching. The biennial symposium will begin with a plenary by Mary Murphy, PhD (Associate Professor, Psychological ...

October New Physics Books

By Alison Verbeck on October 31, 2017

Asteroseismic data analysis: foundations and techniques / Sarbani Basu and William J. Chaplin. QB812 .B37 2017 Computational physics : simulation of classical and quantum systems / Philipp O.J. Scherer. QC20 .S34 2017 Electromagnetic wave propagation, radiation, and scattering / Akira Ishimaru. Q...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on October 27, 2017

Title: Quantification of Neonatal Lung Parenchymal Density via Ultrashort Echo Time MRI With Comparison to CT Authors: Higano, Nara S.; Fleck, Robert J.; Spielberg, David R.; Walkup, Laura L.; Hahn, Andrew D.; Thomen, Robert P.; Merhar, Stephanie L.; Kingma, Paul S.; Tkach, Jean A.; Fain, Sean B....

Feynman Lectures on Physics

By Alison Verbeck on October 27, 2017

Richard P. Feynman was a theoretical physicist whose contributions to quantum physics earned him the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1964, Feynman published a three volume textbook entitled The Feynman Lectures on Physics, based on a series of lectures he delivered to his students at the Californ...


By Alison Verbeck on October 26, 2017

The Physics Library will be closed November 23-24, 2017 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Open Access & Stephen Hawking

By Alison Verbeck on October 23, 2017

Anyone in the world can now download and read the doctoral thesis of a 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate student, written in 1966; how many will fully understand Properties of Expanding Universes is another matter. Stephen Hawking’s thesis is now freely available to all, to mark Open Acces...

October Springer eBooks

By Alison Verbeck on October 11, 2017

Advanced Multipoles for Accelerator Magnets  by  Pierre Schnizer Advances in Optical Science and Engineering  by  Indrani Bhattacharya, Satyajit Chakrabarti, Haricharan Singh Reehal, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan Amperometric and Impedance Monitoring Systems for Biomedical Applications  by  Jaime Pu...

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...