An artist’s rendering shows a white dwarf star with a planet in the upper right. Image credit: Mark Garlick.
FROM THE LARGEST TO THE SMALLEST:
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.
Professor Ni Ni and graduate student Chaowei Hu have found a new magnetic topological insulator, MnBi4Te7, a candidate for the Quantum Anomalous Hall effect.
Erik Petigura, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been selected to receive the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship, which selects early-career scientists and scholars who are rising stars of science.
Professors Andrea Ghez and Ian McLean were named inaugural fellows of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) for their contributions toward the AAS mission of enhancing and sharing humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.
Prof. John Miao led a team that produces most accurate 3D images of 2D materials. The work was published in Nature Materials today, accompanied with a News & Views article by Prof. Angus Kirkland of Oxford University.
Combining accelerator techniques with scientific imaging
Turbulent amplification of cosmic magnetic fields