Physics & Astronomy News

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Professor Ned Wright and the WMAP team have won the Breakthrough Prize for major insights into the deepest questions of the universe. Read More
Thursday, November 9, 2017 Hector G. Vasquez, graduate student in the Zocchi Lab, produces action potentials in vitro using the artificial axon. Read More
Monday, November 6, 2017 Prospective graduate student Yilin Zhan obtains the first measurements of bending stiffness for the synthetic polymers PNA and LNA. Read More
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Astronaut and UCLA alumna Anna Lee Fisher will receive UCLA’s first Science and Education Pioneer award at Exploring Your Universe on Sunday, Nov. 5. Read More
Monday, October 9, 2017 David Jewitt's team identified a comet 1.5 billion miles from the sun. No other comet heading toward our sun has been seen at such a great distance. Read More
Friday, September 29, 2017 Physics professor Giovanni Zocchi has been awarded the 2017 Foresight Institute’s Feynman Prize–Theory for inventing a method called “nano-rheology." Read More
Thursday, September 14, 2017 UCLA's Ryan Roussel is one of 52 graduate students selected for the DOE's 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. Read More
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 By working in extremely controlled conditions, Eric Hudson and colleagues observe properties of atoms and molecules previously hidden from view. Read More
Friday, September 8, 2017 Andrea Ghez answers questions about her work and shows us the UCLA Keck remote observing room, where Ghez and her team monitor the center of our galaxy. Read More
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Wes Campbell, Eric Hudson, and colleagues show that trapping and cooling of a radioactive atom is an attractive system for encoding quantum information. Read More