Physics & Astronomy News

Monday, October 28, 2013 Asteroid 249544, discovered by the WISE space telescope, has been named for Ian McLean, Chair of the Astronomy Division. Read More
Saturday, October 12, 2013 UCLA physicists and researchers played a prominent role in Nobel-Prize winning Higgs boson research. Read More
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Professor David Saltzberg has been featured on NPR as the science consultant behind the highly successful television series “The Big Bang Theory.” Read More
Friday, September 27, 2013 Zvi Bern has been awarded the 2014 APS J.J. Sakurai Prize in Theoretical Particle Physics for outstanding achievement in particle theory. Read More
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Professor Jean-Luc Margot was interviewed recently by CNN concerning the scientific content in the new film “Gravity.” Read More
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 The UCLA Daily Bruin highlights Astronomy Professor James Larkin's role in construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Read More
Thursday, August 8, 2013 Three UCLA astronomers will play a significant role in the development and use of the Thirty Meter Telescope, to be built atop a dormant Hawaiian volcano. Read More
Friday, July 19, 2013 The Department of Physics & Astronomy's 2013 e-Newsletter, covering latest news, research, events, and alumni updates, is now available online. Read More
Friday, July 19, 2013 Watch UCLA YouTube for the Department of Physics & Astronomy's 2013 commencement ceremonies, with Dr. Raymond Orbach as keynote speaker. Read More
Monday, June 24, 2013 In an NPR interview Professor Andrea Ghez explains how adaptive optics systems can revolutionize earthbound astronomy. Read More

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