Congratulations to Andrea Ghez, the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Professor of Astrophysics at UCLA, on the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.

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Congratulations to Dr. Shu "Suzy" Zhang on the UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research
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UCLA's Basic Plasma Science Facility accelerated electrons by Alfvén waves to solve the mystery of aurora borealis.
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