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March 24-25: Workshops, talk to improve teaching, learning
March 21, 2016

Eric-MazurPULLMAN, Wash. – A Harvard physicist who has achieved success as a pioneer of interactive learning will conduct three workshops for faculty March 24-25 and present a talk at noon Friday, March 25, in Abelson 201 at Washington State University.

Key improvement made in solar cell voltage technology
February 29, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Kelvin-Lynn-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A critical milestone in solar cell fabrication will help pave the way for solar energy to directly compete with electricity generated by conventional energy sources.

NASA grant to improve fluid flow in outer space
February 22, 2016

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

Mesarovic-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Future astronauts may boldly go farther than ever before, thanks to research at Washington State University recently funded by NASA to study fluids in space.

WSU physicists contribute to gravitational waves finding
February 11, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

Feb. 11: Scientists to update search for gravitational waves
February 9, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – The media and public are invited to join Washington State University physicists at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Webster Hall 17 for a presentation on the latest progress in the search for gravitational waves – or ripples in the fabric of space-time – using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO).