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James W. Berger
December 1, 2017

James W. Berger, 88, formerly of Pullman, died Oct. 6, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Meridian, Idaho.

WSU physicist receives DOE early career award
September 26, 2017

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Brian Collins, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has received one of 59 national Early Career Research awards from the U.S. Department of Energy for 2017.

New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source
August 30, 2017

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source.

WSU scientists help detect gravitational waves for third time
August 7, 2017

black holeBy Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three billion years ago in a distant galaxy, two massive black holes slammed together, merged into one and sent space–time vibrations, known as gravitational waves, shooting out into the universe.

$1.7 million x-ray microscope to unleash WSU materials research
June 26, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – When it arrives on campus this October, a powerful new $1.7 million x-ray microscope will help Washington State University scientists develop specialized materials for technologies such as self-healing roads, printable batteries and super-efficient solar cells.

‘Negative mass’ created at Washington State University
April 10, 2017

Michael Forbes WSU physicsBy Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards.