Physics & Astronomy News

Monday, February 5, 2024
UC Irvine scientists make breakthrough in quantum materials research

UC Irvine scientists make breakthrough in quantum materials research

Friday, February 2, 2024
UC Irvine-led team unravels mysteries of planet formation, evolution in distant solar system

Astronomers analyze masses, orbital properties and atmospheric features of six exoplanets

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Professor Howard Lee Becomes Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Researchers find exoplanet that appears to be too big for its sun
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Franklin Dollar to help design the most powerful laser in the world
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Virginia Trimble awarded Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Viewing the October 14 Partial Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 28, 2023
UCI FASER Experiment Featured in Article
Thursday, August 10, 2023
UCI Graduate Student Danny Attiyah Featured in LLNL Press Release
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
FASER Collider Neutrino Discovery Featured in Physics Magazine
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
UCI Professor Aomawa Shields Featured in Scientific American Article
Saturday, June 24, 2023
UCI Professor Stephanie Sallum Named Academic Senate's 2023-24 Recipient of the Distinguished Early-Career Faculty Award for Research
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
UCI Graduate Students Christopher Gonzalez and Stuart Love Awarded Fellowships
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
UCI Postdoctoral Scholar Marina Bianchin Awarded Gruber Foundation Fellowship
Thursday, May 4, 2023
UC IRVINE Joins Effort to Train Next-Gen Physics Workforce
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Two Cal-Bridge Scholars Accept Faculty Positions in California Public Universities
Thursday, April 20, 2023
UC Irvine physicists discover first transformable nano-scale electronic devices
Monday, March 20, 2023
UC Irvine-led FASER team featured in UCI News
Monday, March 20, 2023
UCI Graduate Student Savannah Shively Awarded UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship
Friday, March 17, 2023
UCI Professor Aomawa Shields and PostDoc Ana Lobo's Newly Published Paper in The Astrophysical Journal on Terminator Habitability
Thursday, February 9, 2023
UCI Physicist Proposes New Experiment to Detect Dark Matter in our Solar System
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
UCI Professor Sasha Chernyshev Elected 2022 AAAS Fellow
Thursday, January 26, 2023
UCI researchers decipher atomic-scale imperfections in lithium-ion batteries
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
UCI Associate Professor Howard Lee Receives Beall Innovation Award in Physical Sciences
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
UCI-led astronomers capitalize on early access to James Webb Space Telescope data
Thursday, December 8, 2022
UCI Students Place First in Observable Data Jam
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Rising star in astronomy: Gopi Mohlabeng

Gopi Mohlabeng is searching for the invisible.

Friday, October 28, 2022
New Faculty Spotlight: Thomas Scaffidi, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Professor Scaffidi studies the quantum behavior that emerges in materials at different scales.

Monday, October 24, 2022
Unlocking potential: Cal-Bridge offers funding and mentors to promising undergrads seeking Ph.Ds in science
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Professor Kevork Abazajian Becomes Fellow of The American Physical Society

The honor recognizes Abazajian’s research into the nature of dark matter.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Professor Franklin Dollar Named Fellow of The American Physical Society

Dollar works to further research into high-intensity laser physics, as well as to make his field more inclusive, diverse and equitable.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
UCI and national lab researchers develop a cobalt-free cathode for lithium-ion batteries
Monday, September 26, 2022
UCI Graduate Student Kyle Chestnut Wins ICUIL Student Poster Award
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Science Now is Very Social': Inside the Particle Physics Conference That Helps Shape 10 Years of Research
Monday, July 11, 2022
UCI Professor Liu Chen Elected as Academica Sinica Academician
Thursday, June 2, 2022
UCI Physics Student Alexander Vasquez Wins Prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowship
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
UCI Professor Michael Dennin Elected as a 2021 American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Professor Virginia Trimble Elected Fellow of American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Professor Jonathan Feng is Recognized as a 2022 Celebration of Teaching Dean's Honoree for Physical Sciences
Monday, April 11, 2022
Professor Ilya Krivorotov Receives 2022 Mid Career Award of the IEEE Magnetics Society
Friday, March 18, 2022
Eddleman Quantum Institute (EQI) Graduate Research Fellowships
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
UCI Professor Sasha Chernyshev selected as an APS Outstanding Referee
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Monday, February 14, 2022
Prof. J. Pedro Ochoa-Ricoux was awarded the 2021 International Partnership Prize for Young Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Professor Kevork Abazajian Receives UC Southern Hub Seed Grant
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
UCI Associate Professor Receives 2021 iCANX Young Scientist Award
Thursday, January 6, 2022
UCI Assistant Professor Judit Romhanyi is elected as a Member-at-Large of the APS GMAG
Monday, December 6, 2021
Professor Alexei Maradudin of Physics & Astronomy Turns 90 on December 14, 2021
Monday, November 29, 2021
UCI Assistant Professor Judit Romhanyi Receives NSF CAREER Award
Friday, November 26, 2021
UCI Assistant Professor Luis A. Jauregui Receives NSF CAREER Award
Friday, November 26, 2021
UCI-led team of physicists detects signs of neutrinos at Large Hadron Collider

Scientific first at CERN facility a preview of upcoming 3-year research campaign.

Thursday, September 9, 2021
UC Irvine team aims to pioneer battery improvements to power our electric future

Electric vehicles could see a boost in power with technology developed at UC Irvine

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
UCI Assistant Professor Judit Romhanyi Awarded Hellman Fellowship Award
Monday, August 16, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021

Dzyaloshinskii's name lives on in the contributions he made to condensed matter physics.

Monday, July 12, 2021
UCI Becomes an American Physical Society Bridge Partner Institution
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
UCI-led team challenges existence of recently proposed exoplanet at Barnard’s star
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument team begins 3D mapping of universe

UCI astronomers help gather and study data from more than 30 million galaxies

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
The singing UCI Nobel Laureate who nearly bombed Nevada
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
UCI Professor Huolin Xin Receives MRS and MSA Awards
Friday, April 30, 2021
UCI Professor Huolin Xin Receives 2021 Beall Innovation Award in the Physical Sciences
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Professor Zuzanna Siwy Recipient of the Inaugural 2021 Carol Connor Equity Advisor Impact Award
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Professor Franklin Dollar Awarded the UCI Tom Angell Fellowship Faculty Mentoring Award
Saturday, March 6, 2021
UCI Assistant Professor Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi receives NSF Early Career Award
Monday, February 1, 2021
Igor Dzyaloshinskii of Physics & Astronomy Turns 90 Today
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Roy Eddelman Gives $1 Million to Establish New UCI Graduate Fellowship

Funds will support student learning and research in quantum science

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
UCI scientists measure local vibrational modes at individual crystalline faults
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
UCI Podcast: Running for city council as a 24-year-old PhD student

UCI Podcast: Running for city council as a 24-year-old PhD student

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Discovery of the most distant known quasar
Monday, December 21, 2020
UCI Earns PhysTEC Award for entry in the “Top 5 Club”
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Physics and Astronomy Department Graduate Program Open House: December 5, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Sobel played a role in discovering the neutrino — a subatomic particle that makes up most of the matter in the universe.

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Professor Tim Tait's Article Published in Physics Today
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Extragalactic pioneer

UCI astronomer will be one of the first to conduct research with the world’s premier space telescope

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
UCI physicist aids in study of oxide material that could make lithium-ion batteries safer
Thursday, August 27, 2020
UCI-led study rules out dark matter destruction as origin of extra radiation in galaxy center

Exhaustive emissions modeling by global physicists narrows down particle candidates

Monday, August 10, 2020
UCI physicists play a leading role in an international quest to find sterile neutrinos

Collaboration produces most stringent test yet for existence of elusive particles

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Roger McWilliams - His Life and Work at UCI
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Virtual Talk: Lessons Learned From Bacteria as we Fight COVID-19
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Huolin Xin receives early career support from DOE Office of Science
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
UCI Physics and Astronomy APS Bridge Program Membership
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Gary Chanan Receives the 2020 Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
More evidence for a ‘fifth force’ found in radioactive decay measurements
Friday, May 22, 2020
UCI physicists exploring use of Blu-ray disc lasers to kill COVID-19, other viruses
Friday, May 22, 2020
New postdoc in the Department of Physics & Astronomy has research opportunities for students looking to study the origins of everything
Friday, May 15, 2020
UCI Professor Philip Collins wins Excellence in Digital Learning award
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Bacteria Self-Quarantine, Too
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Alumni Help UCI Illuminate the Dark Universe
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
UCI Professor James Bullock Joins 'Cheddar Reveals'
Friday, April 17, 2020
Super‑Kamiokande Featured in Nature Magazine Article
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
UCI Professor Mu-Chun Chen in Quanta Magazine Article
Thursday, March 19, 2020
New UCI astronomy professor constructs tool to spot distant exoplanets
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Rebecca Riley Wants to be an Astronaut
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Gary Chanan to receive the 2020 Yale Science and Engineering Association Award for the Advancement of Basic and Applied Science.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Virginia Trimble honored as a Legacy Fellow of the American Astronomical Society
Thursday, February 20, 2020
UCI astronomer and colleagues confirm existence of exoplanet orbiting nearby star
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Professor Toshiki Tajima Receives 2020 OSA Charles H. Townes Award
Thursday, February 13, 2020
NOvA Collaboration Meeting at UC Irvine
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
UCI Professor Michael Cooper Featured in CNN Article
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
UCI astronomer Paul Robertson recently celebrated “first light” for NEID
Monday, December 30, 2019
Black hole results featured in ALMA Observatory's 2019 Top 10 List
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
UCI Professor Aomawa Shields featured in AAS Nova article
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
UCI Professor Jonathan Feng: Fifth Force Interview on CNN
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
UCI Professor Zuzanna Siwy Elected as 2019 AAAS Fellow
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Help Support the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Jianming Bian’s group plays key role in new NOvA results shedding light on neutrino mass
Friday, September 20, 2019
UCI Professor Jing Xia Elected 2019 American Physical Society (APS) Fellowship
Thursday, September 19, 2019
UCI Hosting APS-sponsored Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Steven R. White Awarded 2019 Feenberg Memorial Medal
Thursday, August 29, 2019
UCI Professor Liu Chen Awarded AAPPS Subramanyan Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics
Monday, August 19, 2019
Virginia Trimble to Receive Gemant Award for Championing the Social Perspective of Science
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Mourning the loss Ph.D. Student José Flores Velázquez
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Astronomers peer into a black hole’s ‘sphere of influence’
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Professor Chernyshev joins the editorial board of Physical Review Letters
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Timothy Tait Academic Senate Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research Recipient
Friday, July 5, 2019
UCI Professor Juan Pedro Ochoa Ricoux: The World Economic Forum

The Brightest Young Scientific Minds in the World

Monday, June 17, 2019
This NSF-funded 2-day Condensed Matter Theory school is currently on on UCI grounds.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Mark Vagins featured in ABC news story about Super-Kamiokande Neutrino Detector Upgrade
Friday, June 7, 2019
UCI Scientists Create New Class of Two-dimensional Materials

Fabrication could help unlock new quantum computing and energy technologies

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Dark Matter in a Lonesome Galaxy
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Professor Tim Tait Awarded APS DPF Mentoring Award
Monday, May 20, 2019
James Bullock to become new dean of UCI School of Physical Sciences

Noted cosmologist is currently chair of Department of Physics & Astronomy

Friday, May 10, 2019
UCI Physics & Astronomy Department featured in American Physical Society video
Thursday, May 2, 2019
All UCI team publishes on a discovery of two spin liquids and more!
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Clare Yu is named a fellow by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Monday, April 15, 2019
Astronomer Paul Robertson featured in The UCI Podcast
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
UCI-initiated hunt for new particles at the Large Hadron Collider gets underway

The FASER Collaboration, including UCI Professors Dave Casper and Jonathan Feng, postdocs, and students will look for new fundamental particles connected to dark matter.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
British astrophysicist who discovered pulsars delivers the 2019 Reines Lecture to full house

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell tells a rapt crowd in the Irvine Barclay Theatre about her discovery of pulsars

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Astronomers from UCI, other institutions use new technique to find extrasolar planets
Friday, February 15, 2019
UCI astronomers to study galaxy formation with newly funded NASA space telescope
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
UCI Krivorotov Group published in Nature Communications
Friday, February 8, 2019
UCI and national lab researchers see lifelike ion differentiation in synthetic nanopores
Thursday, February 7, 2019
New UCI Center for 2D Materials Research
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Norman Rostoker Internship at TAE Technologies
Monday, January 28, 2019
UCI scientists develop method for observing nanocrystal formation at atomic resolution
Monday, January 28, 2019
Toshiki Tajima Awarded EPS Alfven Prize 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing & Lecture: January 20, 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
UCI physicist develops new method to produce ammonia
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Professor emeritus of physics & astronomy receives Heinlein Award for science fiction
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Zuzanna Siwy included in Celebrating Excellence in Research: Women of Materials Science
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Professor Huolin Xin Awarded $2.5M DOE grant to advance next-generation lithium-ion batteries
Monday, October 29, 2018
Toshiki Tajima wins prestigious physics prize

Professor Tajima Awarded American Physical Society’s 2019 Robert R. Wilson Prize

Monday, October 29, 2018
UCI scientists discover technique for manipulating magnets at nanoscale

UCI Professor Ilya Krivorotov mentioned in in Nature Nanotechnology

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
NSF increases physics, astronomy scholarship funding for underserved Californians
Thursday, September 27, 2018
UCI Scientist Xiaoqing Pan and other institutions report breakthrough in Nature Nanotechnolgy
Friday, September 7, 2018
UCI Physicist Jing Xia Wins Macronix Prize
Monday, July 30, 2018
Christopher Barty awarded the 2018 R.W. Wood Prize for Optics by the Optical Society of America
Monday, July 30, 2018
UCI Professor Toshiki Tajima Awarded AAPPS Subramanyan Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
UCI Professor Tim Tait's Research in featured in APS Physics Article
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Breakfast Lecture Series: Aomawa Shields
Friday, May 4, 2018
UCI Professor William Heidbrink featured in DOE

Whistling While You Work: Fusion Scientists Find Inspiration in Atmospheric Whistles

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Professor Virginia Trimble Featured in


Tuesday, March 27, 2018
UCI to play key role in innovative nuclear nonproliferation initiative
Monday, March 26, 2018
Asteroid named after professor Virginia Trimble
Monday, March 19, 2018
Virginia Trimble interviewed in Physics Today
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
UCI Professor Ilya Krivorotov in Frontiers in Energy Research Newsletter
Friday, February 2, 2018
Astronomers find plane of dwarf satellites orbiting Centaurus A
Friday, January 26, 2018
Wilson Ho builds apparatus to help scientists probe the unknown
Thursday, January 25, 2018
A Scientific Journey from Wakefields to Astrophysics and Fusion: A Symposium in Honor of Toshiki Tajima
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
UCI Physics and Astronomy Debuts in Prime Time
Monday, November 20, 2017
UCI Professor Christopher P. J. Barty Elected as AAAS Fellow
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Professor William Heidbrink Receives UCI Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching
Thursday, October 26, 2017
UCI Professor Aomawa Shields UCI astronomer wins NASA Habitable Worlds grant
Thursday, October 26, 2017
UCI Professor Wilson Ho Wins Joseph F. Keithley APS Award for Advances in Measurement Science
Thursday, October 12, 2017
UCI Professor Alexander Chernyshev named 2017 American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
Monday, August 21, 2017
Solar Eclipse Information and Viewing Guide
Monday, August 7, 2017
UCI celestial census indicates that black holes pervade the universe
Monday, July 24, 2017
UCI-led team led by Jing Xia finds evidence for theorized particle
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
UCI astronomer is appointed to chair users committee for James Webb Space Telescope
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Jing Xia’s group discovered 2D materials for future quantum computers
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Astrobiology’s rising star

UCI faculty member Aomawa Shields studies the climate on distant planets

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
A guiding light

Native American physicist Franklin Dollar blazes trail for others at UCI

Monday, November 21, 2016
UCI Professor Jonathan Feng Elected as 2016 AAAS Fellow.

Jonathan Feng elected for his efforts on behalf of the advancement of science, Physics Section.

Monday, November 7, 2016
UCI Professor Tim Tait awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel fellowship [Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany].

Annual award winners are honored for their outstanding research record in their discipline.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
UCI Professor Daniel Whiteson's Physics Book Published in Spring, 2017

Daniel Whiteson's book is a hilarious and helpful guide to the biggest mysteries in the Universe.

Monday, October 31, 2016
UCI Professor Toshiki Tajima elected as foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Congratulations to UCI Professor Toshiki Tajima who has been elected as foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
UCI Professor Daniel Whiteson named 2016 American Physical Society (APS) Fellow

Congratulations to UCI Professor Daniel Whiteson, who has been Elected a 2016 American Physical Society (APS) Fellow.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
UCI group awarded $2 million by NSF for light and sound wave research

UCI team led by I. Krivorotov is one of nine groups to share a new $18 million research grant.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Professors Jonathan Feng and Tim Tait Find Evidence for 5th Force of Nature.

Professors Jonathan Feng & Tim Tait featured in

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
UCI astronomers determine precise mass of a giant black hole

UCI Professor Aaron Barth is the lead author on the study published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
UCI astrophysicist Asantha Cooray to head NASA group designing future space telescope

NASA has selected UCI astrophysicist Asantha Cooray as community chair...

Thursday, April 14, 2016
UCI Professor Franklin Dollar is Awarded a Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

UCI Professor Franklin Dollar has been awarded a Sloan fellowship in the field of Physics.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
National Science Foundation Awards UCI $1 Million for Scholarships

Laura Tucker and Di Xu will work with UCI graduate students to measure the success of each project component.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
2016 Reines Lecture - Steven Chu

The Industrial and Agricultural Revolutions are fantastic examples of how science and technology have profoundly transformed the world.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
UCI’s Trimble attends announcement of LIGO gravitational wave discovery

Virginia Trimble was a special guest at the National Science Foundation’s major announcement Feb. 12, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016
Matter of fact: Physics and Astronomy Professor Henry Sobel featured in UCI News

UCI is world-renowned leader in experimental particle physics, especially neutrinos.

Monday, November 9, 2015
Super-Kamiokande Experiment Awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Prizes were Presented at a Live Ceremony Sunday, Nov. 8, on the National Geographic Channel.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
2015 Nobel Prize in Physics Recognizes Super-K and SNO Collaborations; UCI Physicists played key role in both experiments

UCI physicists were honored with the announcement that the Super-Kamiokande (Super-K) experiment in Japan and the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO)...

Thursday, October 1, 2015
UCI Physical Sciences Founders Video

Check out the UCI Physical Sciences Founders Day video!

Monday, August 24, 2015
Norman Rostoker Memorial Symposium

A Memorial Symposium is being held August 24th-25th, 2015, to honor Norman Rostoker.

Friday, June 19, 2015
UCI Professor Zachary Fisk Awarded the Bernd T. Matthias Prize

Texas Center for Superconductivity Sponsors Awards for Advances in the Field.

Monday, June 15, 2015
UCI Assistant Professor Sid Parameswaran Receives NSF CAREER Award.

Assistant Professor Sid Parameswaran receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
UCI physicist Jonathan Feng named Simons Investigator

Prestigious award will provide five-year appointment with $100,000 of research support per year.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
UCI Professor Simona Murgia quoted in

"Mysterious galactic signal points LHC to dark matter"

Saturday, May 2, 2015
UCI Professor Daniel Whiteson receives Webby Award for CRAYFIS Collaboration Smartphone Technology.

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Researchers propose zapping space debris with laser

NASA: Thousands of tons of space debris encircle the planet.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
UCI Assistant Professor Jun Allard Receives NSF CAREER Award.

Assistant Professor Jun Allard receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation.

Friday, March 20, 2015
UCI Professor Simona Murgia's research featured on a recent episode of the BBC series “Horizon".

Visit the BBC Horizon website to view episode 10: Dancing in the Dark-The End of Physics?

Monday, March 16, 2015
UCI Professor Mu-Chun Chen awarded Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad to perform research in Germany.

Monday, March 16, 2015
UCI Professor Kevork Abazajian Featured on Union of Concerned Scientists Web.

Union of Concerned Scientists: Science for a healthy planet and a safer world.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
UCI Professor Steve White: Outstanding Referee for the journals of the American Physical Society.

Editors select the honorees based on the quality, number, and timeliness of their reports.

Monday, March 9, 2015
UCI Professor Alexei A. Maradudin: Outstanding Referee for the journals of the American Physical Society.

Editors select the honorees based on the quality, number, and timeliness of their reports.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
UCI Professor Kevork Abazajian published in Nature Magazine.

Thought to make up the Universe’s missing matter, WIMPs are running out of places to hide.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
In Memory of Dr. Norman Rostoker
Monday, December 15, 2014
UCI Professor S. Parameswaran: collaborating investigator on UCSB "UC President’s Research Catalyst Award"

UC President announces $10 million research awards initiative (first group of recipients)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
UCI Professor Phil Collins Elected as 2014 AAAS Fellow.

2014 AAAS Fellows Recognized for Their Contributions to Advancing Science.

Monday, November 10, 2014
UCI Professor Asantha Cooray in Science Magazine Online Article, 2014.

You’ve heard of rogue planets, floating through the universe untethered to any solar system.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
UCI Physicist Jonathan Feng Named 2014 Guggenheim Fellow

UCI Professor Jonathan Feng was honored with a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
UCI Assistant Professor Jing Xia Receives NSF CAREER Award.

Assistant Professor Jing Xia receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

This will be our *VERY LAST* Visitor Night at our current location!

Friday, June 20, 2014
UCI Professor Simona Murgia Awarded Hellman Fellowship Award.

Simona Murgia, Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professor, has been awarded the 2014-15 Hellman Fellowship.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
A Full Circle: Connecting Accelerators and Fusion

“I have a very vivid memory of our first encounter,” says Toshi Tajima, speaking of Professor Norman Rostoker.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
UCI research team pioneers imaging technique that clearly reveals structure, individual chemical bonds.

“Shocking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Overjoyed researcher Chi-lun Chiang of UC Irvine physicist Wilson Ho’s group penned that inscription, complete with 14 exclamation points, in a laboratory notebook.

Friday, May 2, 2014
"Synopsis: Sterile Neutrino as Dark Matter Candidate"

Resonantly Produced 7 keV Sterile Neutrino Dark Matter Models and the Properties of Milky Way Satellites

Thursday, April 10, 2014
UCI Professor Jonathan Feng is awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship (US & Canada) for his research in Natural Sciences.

Awarded by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation).

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
PARTICLE FEVER - A documentary filmed during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider.

PARTICLE FEVER: Now showing at the University Edwards Regal Cinema in Irvine.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Gamma-rays tighten window on dark matter theories

UC Irvine researchers reveal more data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope

Thursday, December 5, 2013
UCI Professor Timothy Tait named 2013 American Physical Society (APS) Fellow

Congratulations to UCI Professor Timothy Tait, who has been Elected a 2013 American Physical Society (APS) Fellow.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
UCI Professor Zuzanna Siwy named 2013 American Physical Society (APS) Fellow

The APS has named UCI Professor Zuzanna Siwy an APS Fellow, a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
UCI Professor Kevork Abazajian honored with the Academic Senate’s Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Research.

The award is conferred by the Senate on those who have made significant contributions to scholarship through distinguished research.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Scientists Celebrate Their Roles in Physics Nobel

Eight UCI physics & astronomy professors are involved in Higgs boson data analysis

Friday, July 19, 2013
UCI Professor Henry Sobel in the News: Muon Neutrino Scientific Breakthrough

Tiny neutrino that could solve cosmic mystery is observed shifting form.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
UCI Professor Asantha Cooray in the News!

Astronomers Get Rare Look At Ancient Galaxy Collision

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Physics Lab Innovation Takes Top Prize in Business Competition
Friday, May 10, 2013
Eyes on the Skies: UC Irvine Telescope has Viewing Parties

UCI opens the observatory to the public.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
UCI Professor Wilson Ho Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Two UCI Physics and Astronomy Professors Named UCI Chancellor's Fellows, 2013-2016
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Dr. Michael Moe - 2013 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics Recipient.

"For his leadership in the first observation of the rare process of two neutrino double beta decay...

Friday, March 1, 2013
UCI Professor Asantha Cooray Published in Nature International Weekly Journal of Science

An explanation has been proposed for the observed excess of cosmic light at infrared wavelengths...

Friday, February 15, 2013
UCI Professor Jing Xia is Awarded a Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

The Foundation announces recipients of the 2013 Sloan Research Fellowships, 126 early-career scientists and scholars who represent the very best that science has to offer.

Thursday, February 14, 2013
UCI Astronomy Research Covered in Discover Magazine's top 10 science discoveries of 2012

Mapping the Dark Cosmos: Dark matter—the unseen stuff that makes up more than four-fifths of the matter in the universe—is finally coming into view.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
UCI Graduate David Sanford is Awarded the APS J.J. and Noriko Sakurai Dissertation Award in Theoretical Particle Physics.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
W.M. Keck Foundation Grants UCI $1 Million for Deep-Ocean Power Science Lab

The W.M. Keck Foundation has granted $1 million to UC Irvine to build a campus laboratory in which researchers can explore the potential of using the...

Thursday, January 3, 2013
In Memory of Myron Bander

The School of Physical Sciences laments the death of Professor Myron Bander.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A Remembrance and Celebration of the Life of Hardy Mayer

Please join us as we remember Hardy Mayer, December 12th, 2012, 3:00-5:00 at the UCI University Club.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
John Rosendahl Memorial Celebration at the University of California, Irvine

"Between the Nails: a Celebration of the Life of John Rosendahl"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
UCI Professor David Kirkby to give First Physical Science Breakfast Lecture of the Year.

Physical Science BreakfastLecture: "Mapping the Universe: From Black Holes to Dark Energy"

Monday, November 5, 2012
UCI Professor Wilson Ho: Recipient of the APS Prize "Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics"

UCI Professor Wilson Ho: Recipient of the APS Prize "Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics"

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Cool Science: Travelling Back Through Time

SINCE THE FIRST infrared space telescopes were sent into orbit in the 1980s, infrared technology in astronomy has transformed knowledge of the Universe.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
In Memory of John Rosendahl

The School of Physical Sciences mourns the loss of John Rosendahl, Instructional Programs Director in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Rosendahl died in the early morning hours on Saturday. On

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
UCI Professors K. Abazajian, M. Kaplinghat and S. Murgia Published in

Dark Matter Exposed? Gamma-Ray Find Excites Scientists

Monday, July 30, 2012
UCI Professors Kevork Abazajian and Manoj Kaplinghat Published on Sciene Magazine's ScienceNOW Website.

Gamma-Ray Glow Hints at Dark Matter in the Center of Our Galaxy.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Prof. Liu Chen: Awarded 2012 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Plasma Physics

The Prize will be bestowed at the annual meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics in Providence, Rhode Island, October 29-November 2, 2012.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Search for Higgs boson at Large Hadron Collider reveals new particle, UCI Physicists play key role in ATLAS experiment

The UCI team – composed of eight faculty members and many postdoctoral researchers and staff -- joined hundreds of scientists and graduate students from American institutions...

Monday, April 30, 2012
UCI Assoc. Prof. Whiteson has collaborated with Dr. Jorge Cham of PhD Comics to produce a series of comic books
Monday, April 16, 2012
In Memory of Professor Douglas L. Mills

With the death of Douglas L. Mills the world of physics lost a major figure and a dear colleague.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
UCI Professor Jonathan Feng-Awarded Fellowship by the Simons Foundation

In 2011, there were 27 Fellows awarded in Theoretical Physics.

Monday, March 5, 2012
UCI Assoc. Professor Timothy Tait-Mentioned in CERN Bulletin

Searches for Dark Matter, SUSY and other exotic particles

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
UCI Asst. Professor Jason Alicea receives 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship.

Prof. Alicea to be recognized in Physics nationally.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
UCI Professor Liu Chen, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

UCI Professor Liu Chen, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

Monday, December 12, 2011
UCI Professor David Kirkby - In The News

UC Irvine Professor David Kirkby-Mentioned in Article: Working with UCI graduate student Daniel Margala, he calls the dark matter contest a “general problem.”

Thursday, December 8, 2011
UCI Professor Steven Barwick In The News - On ice shelf, a hunt for ghostly particles

A UC Irvine team is braving fierce wind chill on a vast Antarctic ice shelf to capture one of science's most elusive prey: ghostly particles called neutrinos.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
UCI Biophysicist Thorsten Ritz Named a Fellow in Britain's Royal Institute of Navigation

UCI biophysicist Thorsten Ritz has been named a fellow in Britain's Royal Institute of Navigation for his work on animals' "magnetic compass."

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
OCW People's Choice Award Winner: Best User Experience

Winner: Professor Michael Dennin, UC Irvine OCW, Science from Superheroes to Global Warming.

Monday, August 1, 2011
Professor Wilson Ho Receives 2011 American Vacuum Society Medard W. Welch Award

Professor Wilson Ho receives the 2011 Medard W. Welch Award "For the development and application of atomic scale inelastic electron tunneling with the scanning tunneling microscope."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
UCI Professor Timothy Tait appears in "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman"

Physics Professor Timothy Tait appears in the episode of the TV series "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" titled "Are There More Than Three Dimensions"

Monday, June 20, 2011
Quantum Leaper-acclaimed for a breakthrough algorithm

Acclaimed for a breakthrough algorithm, physicist Steven White is now first to model a new state of matter, and his research is featured on the June 3, 2011 issue of Science magazine.

Friday, June 17, 2011
UCI Professor Henry Sobel- Ghostly Particle Could Solve Cosmic Mystery

The transformation of a ghostly particle called the neutrino could help solve a mystery that has haunted physics for decades: Why so much matter in the universe, and so little antimatter?

Monday, May 16, 2011
Flu fighter

“The idea is to have a very easy, inexpensive, quick method of detecting viruses,” says Zuzanna Siwy, associate professor of physics & astronomy. “The current techniques are not that precise, and they

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Under the Milky Way

The Milky Way galaxy consists of stars, gas and, most abundantly, dark matter, which, by nature, is dark and remains unseen.


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