President Barack Obama's Commencement Speech Highlights UCI Climate Change Research
“UC Irvine set up the first Earth System Science department in America” -President Obama at UC Irvine Commencement, June 14, 2014
Read the School's eNewsletter: Physical Matters
President Barack Obama’s commencement speech at UCI last month was brimming with accolades for the impact of the research from the School of Physical Sciences. Read more.
Molecule unmasked
Doctoral students Zhumin Han, Chen Xu and Chi-lun Chiang (from left) used a huge scanning tunneling microscope and a tiny carbon monoxide needle – both hand-built in Professor Wilson Ho’s lab – to view detailed molecular structures that had only been imagined.
West Antarctic glacier loss appears unstoppable, UCI-NASA Study Finds
Volume of melted ice enough to raise global sea level by 4 feet

In the News

Jonathan Feng was honored with a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship “on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.”
2013-2014 marks the 11th year of the Physical Sciences Undergraduate Mentoring (PSUM) program. This year, 88 students were paired with alumni and...

Loh Down on Science

Sandra Tsing Loh shares The Loh Down on Segue 2, the smallest galaxy ever found. The findings were reported by cosmologist James Bullock and postdoctoral scholar Evan Kirby from UCI. Check out the 90 second, witty, radio segment below! 

Itsy-Bitsy Galaxy

Upcoming Events

Physical Sciences Undergraduate Mentoring (PSUM) program mentors are invited to a gathering hosted by Dean Kenneth C. Janda. Join fellow mentors for an evening of networking....
The 2014-15 Fall quarter begins September 29 and ends December 19. Fist day or instruction is October 2. For a full schedule please visit