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The history of the ionprobe group at Washington University goes back many years before the arrival of the NanoSIMS. Under the leadership of Ernst Zinner, one of the first CAMECA ims 3f instruments was installed in our lab in 1982. Many students and post-docs that came through our group over the years have learned their SIMS skills from Ernst. To celebrate this contribution we organized a scientific symposium entitled "SIMS in the Space Sciences: The Zinner Impact", which was attended by more than 100 participants. We reported on our work with the NanoSIMS and learned about SIMS-related research by our colleagues elsewhere.

Thomas. J. Bernatowicz

Thomas J. Bernatowicz, professor of Physics, was featured in the Washington University Record. Read the article here.

Frank J. Stadermann

Frank J. Stadermann, senior research scientist and director of the NanoSIMS and Auger laboratories, died on October 4, 2010 at the age of 48.  For an overview of his life and research, visit his home page.

Presolar Grain Database

Three of our former graduate students (Frank Gyngard, Mairin Hynes and Manavi Jadhav) have taken it upon themselves to compile a comprehensive database of the isotopic compositions of over 10,000 presolar grains. This presolar grain database was first made public in connection with the Zinner Impact Symposium in 2007 and will be updated regularly.

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Charles Hohenberg Symposium

A symposium was held on May 22, 2010 to honor Charles Hohenberg and to celebrate his 70th birthday and his 40 years of service to Washington University.

Home page of the Charles Hohenberg Symposium

Articles about our group in the Washington University media
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A Memorial service have been held at Washington University on May 2004 in honor of Robert M. (Bob) Walker. Pictures of the Memorial Service.


This workshop is part a series of annual presolar grain workshops that began alternating between Clemson University and Washington University, but have expanded to The University of Chicago and the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Ernst K. Zinner

Ernst Zinner, research professor of Physics and Earth and Planetary Sciences, died on July 30, 2015 at the age of 78. The Washington University Record obituary can be found here.

Space Sciences Workshop

Members of the 4th floor recently participated in a workshop to welcome Ryan Ogliore and to enhance collaborative efforts within the group.