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Apr 29, 2015 UCI’s Shaul Mukamel elected to National Academy of Sciences
Irvine, Calif., April 29, 2015 – Shaul Mukamel, a UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of chemistry who probes molecular secrets using ultrafast pulses of laser light, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Mukamel, 67, joins 84 new members and 21 foreign associates announced April 28...
Apr 29, 2015 Times Higher Education ranks UCI first among US universities younger than 50 for fourth year in a row
For the fourth consecutive year, UC Irvine is ranked first among U.S. universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education. UC Irvine has been the top U.S. university and in the top 10 worldwide each year since THE’s 100 Under 50 list was introduced in 2012. UC Irvine officially celebrates its...
Apr 24, 2015 Hubble in pictures: astronomers' top picks
In this special feature, we have invited top astronomers to handpick the Hubble Space Telescope image that has the most scientific relevance to them. The images they’ve chosen aren’t always the colourful glory shots that populate the countless “best of” galleries around the internet, but rather...
Apr 23, 2015 Researchers propose zapping space debris with laser
Planet Earth is surrounded. Thousands of tons of dangerous space debris circles in low orbit, threatening serious damage, even death, if any were to strike the International Space Station. A proposal by a research team that includes UC Irvine could be the answer. In a paper to be published Friday,...
Apr 15, 2015 OLCF Selects Application Readiness Projects to Prepare for Next-generation Summit Supercomputer
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 15, 2015—The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has selected the next set of partnership projects into its Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) program. The program brings together application development teams and...
Apr 15, 2015 34 UCI students win Graduate Research Fellowships
UCI’s Department of Chemistry has received nine Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation – among 34 bestowed campuswide and 2,000 nationwide. Another two fellowships went to the Department of Earth System Science, also in the School of Physical Sciences. Additional UCI...
Apr 14, 2015 Roster of UCI researchers
They are: Faculty Andrew Lankford, Daniel Whiteson, Anyes Taffard, Dave Casper Postdoctoral researchers Davide Gerbaudo, Serhan Mete, Ning Zhou, Andrew Nelson, Cenk Yildiz Graduate students Daniel Antrim, Kevin Bauer, Chase Shimmin, Suneet Upadhyay, Meghan Frate Undergraduates Marcelo Autran,...
Apr 13, 2015 Crash course in physics
The world’s biggest particle smasher – in fact, the world’s biggest machine – is warming up for its next performance: hitting record-high power in a bid to unlock the secrets of the universe. And a team of UC Irvine researchers will likely play a key role in any future discoveries. The Large Hadron...
Apr 07, 2015 How to unboil an egg
Listen Now Eggs are a familiar symbol of Easter, both chocolate and boiled. Many people celebrate Easter Sunday with a boiled egg with a face on it.  The familiar change that takes place when we boil an egg - the runny egg white goes rubbery and becomes opaque- occurs because heat causes the...
Apr 01, 2015 NIH grant awarded to support graduate students in Mathematical and Computational Biology program
The National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded UCI $1.2 million in fellowship support for graduate students in the Mathematical and Computational Biology (MCB) gateway Ph.D. program. The MCB program offers graduate students full financial support as well as training in principles of biology,...

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