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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The newest faculty of UCLA Astronomy and Astrophysics gave a public webinar about their research to nearly 1,000 people.
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Prof. Graciela Gelmini was named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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Engineer Maxx Tepper's high-bandwidth custom electronics work for the LHC was featured by Samtec Blog.
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Events

TUE
DEC
08
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Tim Cohen
University of Oregon

Is SMEFT Enough?
TEP Seminar

TUE
DEC
15
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Kristan Jensen
San Francisco State University

TBA
TEP Seminar

THU
JAN
14
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Mehran Kardar
Massachussetts Institute of Technology

Affinity maturation of antibodies and the puzzle of HIV spikes
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

THU
JAN
28
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Pavel Kovtun
University of Victoria

Pushing the limits of hydrodynamics
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium