Physics & Astronomy News

Monday, July 6, 2015 We are sorry to report the passing of Professor David B. Cline, who brought to the department his unique insight in both teaching and research. Read More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 John Miao and collaborators have reported the first observation of photoinduced grain rotation and lattice deformation, published in Nature Materials. Read More
Monday, June 8, 2015 Barack Obama has awarded Claudio Pellegrini the prestigious Enrico Fermi Award for scientific achievement. Read More
Friday, May 29, 2015 "The Big Bang Theory" creates a scholarship for STEM students. Professor David Saltzberg is the show's science consultant. Read More
Thursday, April 30, 2015 John Miao and collaborators publish a review article in this week’s Science, which is part of the International Year of Light celebration. Read More
Friday, April 24, 2015 Physics major Peihao Sun and other team members placed 10th overall (1st among public universities) in the Putnam Mathematical Competition. Read More
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Using diamond spectacles, Seth Putterman and colleagues explore producing macroscale atomically flat, stress-free surfaces on other brittle materials. Read More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 This video highlights the UCLA Plasma Science and Technology Institute where scientists investigate the fourth state of matter known as "plasma." Read More
Monday, March 30, 2015 Department Chair Jean Turner and colleagues have discovered millions of young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near our own. Read More
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Using multiple images reaching earth at different times, astronomers report the first discovery of a distant star exploding into a supernova. Read More