By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Spirited music by a young Jewish composer who died at Auschwitz in 1944 was performed this year for the first time thanks to the research and efforts of Troy Bennefield, Washington State University assistant professor of music and director of the WSU Cougar […]
PULLMAN, Wash. – Physicists including Doerte Blume of Washington State University have found the long sought Efimov quantum state in a molecule of three helium atoms. Two atoms that typically repel each other become strongly attracted when a third atom is involved. Their work is in the journal Science.
PULLMAN, Wash. – “Knowledge is a big subject. Ignorance is bigger. And it is more interesting.” So begins Stuart Firestein’s book, “Ignorance: How It Drives Science.” Part of the core message in the book about how science should work is wrapped up in a brief story about a physicist named Isidor Isaac Rabi. When Rabi […]
PULLMAN — A disease you are suffering today could be a result of your great-grandmother being exposed to an environmental toxin during pregnancy – and you may already have passed it along to your children. That’s the conclusion reached by researchers at Washington State University, who have found that exposure to an environmental toxin during […]
PULLMAN — Scientists at Washington State University in Pullman have discovered a molecule that plays a role in the battle plants must win against bacteria and fungi that would eat them for lunch.The group led by Professor Clarence A. “Bud” Ryan isolated a small protein called Pep1 that appears to act like a hormone, signaling […]