Physics & Astronomy News

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
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Physics major Nora Brackbill and Astrophysics major Carina Cheng were among the winners of the 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Read More
Monday, April 22, 2013 Roberto Peccei's Physical Sciences Annual Colloquium lecture "The Matter-antimatter Asymmetry of the Universe" can be viewed online. Read More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 John Miao, Chien-Chun Chen, Chun Zhu and collaborators have produced 3D images of structural defects inside a platinum nanoparticle at atomic resolution. Read More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Professor Eric Hudson and colleagues have pioneered a technique for cooling molecules that may provide a stepping stone to quantum computing. Read More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 In a breakthrough, Professor David Cline and researcher Xiaoping Ding have established that an electron beam can be accelerated by a laser in free space. Read More