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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Events

THU
FEB
03
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Alvine Kamaha
University of California, Los Angeles

Searching for dark matter with current detectors and beyond
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

THU
FEB
17
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • 1-434 PAB
Tuan Do
University of California, Los Angeles

Supermassive black holes, fundamental physics, machine learning, and beyond
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

THU
FEB
24
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • PAB 1-434
Qianhui Shi
University of California, Los Angeles

Designing and probing quasi-particles in flatlands
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

THU
MAY
05
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Location: 1-434 PAB
Yury Kolomensky
University of California, Berkeley

Probing the heart of neutrinos in the coldest cubic meter in the Universe
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium