UCLA is building the first ultra-compact X-ray free-electron laser (UC-XFEL), bringing a heretofore national-lab-scale facility to our university.

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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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Prof. John Miao, PhD student Arjun Rana and colleagues report an innovative method to capture multiple images from attosecond pulses.
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We mourn the passing of Prof. Bob Finkelstein who joined our faculty in 1948 and remained active through this year.
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Profs. Walter Gekelman and Victoria Vesna will give a virtual plasma physics tour for Ars Electronica.
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Prof. Karoly Holczer and colleagues won a $1M NSF award to develop nitrogen vacancies in diamonds to advance quantum sensing.
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Events

THU
OCT
08
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Jianwei Qiu
Jefferson Lab

Nuclear Femtography - A new frontier of science and technology
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

THU
NOV
05
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Mark Eriksson
Wisconsin Quantum Institute and University of Wisconsin-Madison

Quantum control of spins in silicon
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

THU
NOV
12
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Jessica McIver
University of British Columbia

Results from LIGO-Virgo's third observing run
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

THU
NOV
19
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Sherard Robbins
Visceral Change, LLC

Power and Privilege
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium