|Jun 03, 2015||
Irwin Rose dies at 88; Nobel-winning biochemist, UC Irvine researcher
On an October morning in 2004, a bleary-eyed UC Irvine chemistry professor checked to see who had won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. He found the names of a team of three scientists, including an American named Irwin Rose. “Wait a second,” James Nowick recalled thinking. “That’s Ernie! That’s the...
|Jun 02, 2015||
Nobel laureate Irwin Rose dead at 88
Irvine, Calif., June 2, 2015 – Nobel laureate and former UC Irvine biochemist Irwin “Ernie” Rose, who did groundbreaking work on enzymes critical to breaking down and disposing of unwanted proteins in plants and animals, has died. He was 88. Family members said he died in his sleep early Tuesday in...
|May 28, 2015||
UCI physicist Jonathan Feng named Simons Investigator
The Simons Foundation appointed Jonathan Feng, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the UCI School of Physical Sciences, a Simons Investigator in recognition of exceptional and promising research. The appointment is for 5 to 10 years, and includes up to $1,000,000 in research funds to be used at...
|May 28, 2015||
Chemist Aaron Esser-Kahn receives 2015 Cottrell Scholar Award
Vaccines are among the most effective human health inventions ever, yet precisely how they work remains unknown. What is known is that most effective vaccines activate multiple Toll-Like Receptors (TLRs) located on dendritic cells, the tree-like cells (Greek, dendron, tree) found in our lymph nodes...
|May 28, 2015||
Outstanding PS anteaters honored at 45th annual Lauds & Laurels Gala
On May 14, 2015, the Alumni Association hosted the 45th annual Lauds & Laurels gala which honored outstanding members of the anteater community. Four of the 18 recipients were from the School of Physical Sciences. John Gerace, President of Freedom Meditech, Inc., received a Distinguished Alumni...
|May 20, 2015||
Iceberg-Spotting on Greenland’s Frozen Coast
I'm afloat above the Arctic Circle on the MV Cape Race, a 110-foot commercial fishing trawler refurbished as an expedition yacht, my back turned to the northwest coast of Greenland. The clouds over Disko Bay burn with incandescent warmth, the glow of an August sunset that will linger until midnight...
|May 19, 2015||
Looking to the heavens for neutrino masses
Neutrinos may be the lightest of all the particles with mass, weighing in at a tiny fraction of the mass of an electron. And yet, because they are so abundant, they played a significant role in the evolution and growth of the biggest things in the universe: galaxy clusters, made up of hundreds or...
|May 18, 2015||
Chemist Jennifer Prescher receives a 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Assistant professor Jennifer Prescher is one of 13 researchers to win prestigious 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar awards. This award acknowledges young academic researchers who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and contributions to both research in the chemical sciences and education...
|May 15, 2015||
A Large Chunk of Antarctica May Disappear Into the Ocean By 2020
A 618-square mile section of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf has been melting away and may disappear into the ocean entirely by 2020, according to a new study. The area is the last remaining section of a 10,000-year-old ice shelf that partially collapsed in 2002. “These are warning signs that the...
|May 13, 2015||
Mathematics professor Jeff Streets wins NSF CAREER Award
UCI assistant professor Jeff Streets won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, one of the most prestigious awards available to a young faculty member. Streets will get more than $400,000 to support his research in geometric flows and four-dimensional geometry. “The primary goal of this...