An artist’s rendering shows a white dwarf star with a planet in the upper right. Image credit: Mark Garlick.

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THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING IN IT

The areas embraced by UCLA physics research span the range from the well-established disciplines of "big science," e.g. the search for the Higgs boson at the LHC, and frontier plasma science underpinning fusion energy to newly emerging fields such as the physics of neuroscience and quantum science.

In astronomy, UCLA faculty are pioneers in the areas of extra-solar system planets, galactic astronomy, and cosmology. This effort is uniquely enabled by the world-renowned capabilities in design and construction of infrared instrumentation by our Infrared Laboratory.

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Latest News

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, Tommaso Treu and fellow astronomers have found that dark matter forms much smaller clumps than previously known.
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Hanguo Wang has been awarded the 2019 DPF Instrumentation Award for contributions to and development of the use of liquid xenon and argon detectors for direct detection searches for dark matter, including the two-phase technique.
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Professor Ni Ni and graduate student Chaowei Hu have found a new magnetic topological insulator, MnBi4Te7, a candidate for the Quantum Anomalous Hall effect.
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American Astronomical Society has announced that Smadar Naoz is the recipient of the Helen B. Warner Prize for 2020 for her many early career contributions to theoretical astrophysics.
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Events

THU
JAN
23
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • PAB 1-434
Stefania Gori
UC Santa Cruz

Hunting dark particles at colliders
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

FRI
JAN
24
  • 1:00PM to 2:00PM
  • PAB 4-330
Matthias Knolker
General Atomics, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Super H-mode: Optimizing the pedestal to raise performance in future fusion reactors
Plasma Seminars

TUE
JAN
28
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • PAB 4-330
Natalie Paquette
Caltech

Koszul duality in field theory & holography
TEP Seminar

WED
JAN
29
  • 3:30PM to 4:30PM
  • PAB 1-434A
Xiaohui Fan
University of Arizona

Extreme Quasars During the Cosmic Dawn
Astronomy/Astrophysics Colloquium