Physics & Astronomy News

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Andrea Ghez and a UCLA-led team have used two decades of Keck Observatory observations to probe the hypothetical fifth force of nature. Read More
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Michael Jura, a prominent UCLA professor of astronomy who died last year, has an asteroid named after him. It is known as 6406 Mikejura. Read More
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Claudio Pellegrini has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” Read More
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Emily Martin has been awarded the 2016-2017 Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Award for outstanding academic achievement. Read More
Friday, March 17, 2017 Neuophysicist Mayank Mehta is the senior author of a Science article finding that the brain is 10 times more active than previously measured. Read More
Thursday, March 16, 2017 UCLA astronomer Mark Morris and colleagues have used a powerful telescope in northern Chile to observe and study a dying red giant star. Read More
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Assistant Professor Smadar Naoz has contributed to a study of a gigantic planet, giving astrophysicists a rare glimpse into planetary evolution. Read More
Friday, March 3, 2017 Prof. Emeritus and former Dean of Physical Sciences Joseph Rudnick recalls the work of his father, also a UCLA physicist, who defied conventional thinking. Read More
Friday, February 17, 2017 Astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett will discuss the science and consequences of global warming Tues. Feb. 21, at 7 p.m in Physics & Astronomy PAB 1-425. Read More
Friday, February 17, 2017 Astrobiologist Aomawa Shields studies the climate on distant planets. Her aim: to find those most likely to host alien life. Read More