Physics & Astronomy News

Thursday, December 13, 2012 The 2011 - 2012 Physics & Astronomy Annual Report, documenting highlights of departmental experience in the last year, has just been released online. Read More
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2012-2013 has placed UCLA Physical Sciences at 9th worldwide (8th in the United States). Read More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Condensed Matter Theory Professor Yaroslav Tserkovnyak has been awarded the prestigious Simons Fellowship for his work in theoretical physics Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Neurophysics professor Mayank R. Mehta and colleagues have measured activity of a brain region involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep. Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Astronomer Ned Wright investigates whether dark matter "halos" aren't completely dark after all but contain a small number of stars. Read More
Friday, November 9, 2012 Physics & Astronomy Chair James Rosenzweig's article "Funding Vital to U.S. Science Reputation" is online in the UCLA Daily Bruin. Read More
Friday, November 9, 2012 UCLA astronomer Ben Zuckerman and co-author Inseok Song have discovered why comet collisions every six seconds explain a 17-year-old stellar mystery. Read More
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 The UCLA outreach group Astronomy Live! will host "Exploring Your Universe 2012" on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 12 to 8pm at UCLA. Read More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 UCLA professor of physics and astronomy Jianwei (John) Miao and European colleagues have developed a process called equally sloped tomography, or EST, to allow breast tumors to be detected earlier and with much greater accuracy. These images are two to three times sharper than those made using current CT scanners at hospitals. The technique also uses a lower dose of X-ray radiation than a mammogram. Read More
Thursday, October 4, 2012 UCLA astronomers report the discovery of a remarkable star that orbits the enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy in the shortest known orbit of any star near this black hole, said research co-author Andrea Ghez, leader of the discovery team and a UCLA professor of physics and astronomy. Read More