An artist’s rendering shows a white dwarf star with a planet in the upper right. Image credit: Mark Garlick.

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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.

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Latest News

Hanguo Wang has been awarded the 2019 DPF Instrumentation Award for contributions to and development of the use of liquid xenon and argon detectors for direct detection searches for dark matter, including the two-phase technique.
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Professor Ni Ni and graduate student Chaowei Hu have found a new magnetic topological insulator, MnBi4Te7, a candidate for the Quantum Anomalous Hall effect.
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American Astronomical Society has announced that Smadar Naoz is the recipient of the Helen B. Warner Prize for 2020 for her many early career contributions to theoretical astrophysics.
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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.
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Events

FRI
FEB
21
  • 9:00AM to 6:00PM
    Happening Now!
  • PAB 4-330
various speakers
Hosted by the Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics

Southern California String Seminar
Special TEP Seminar

FRI
FEB
21
  • 12:00PM to 1:00PM
  • Knudsen 4-134
TUE
FEB
25
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • PAB 4-330
Joe Minahan
Uppsala

TBA
TEP Seminar

WED
FEB
26
  • 3:30PM to 4:30PM
  • PAB 1-434A
Jo Bovy
University of Toronto

The Milky Way in the era of large surveys
Astronomy/Astrophysics Colloquium