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Aug 11, 2015 Winds are blowing Chinese ozone pollution to the American West
An article published on Monday in Nature Geoscience argues that the reason the American West is falling short on ozone pollution reduction may have less to do with their own efforts, and more to do with China. NASA researchers teamed up with scientist from the Netherlands to conduct the study,...
Jul 30, 2015 One Higgs is the loneliest number
When physicists discovered the Higgs boson in 2012, they declared the Standard Model of particle physics complete; they had finally found the missing piece of the particle puzzle. And yet, many questions remain about the basic components of the universe, including: Did we find the one and only type...
Jul 28, 2015 Greenland ice
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory battled rough waters and an onslaught of icebergs for 3 summers to map for the first time the remote channels below Greenland's glaciers that flow into the ocean.  
Jul 28, 2015 NASA launches mission to Greenland
When the retired fishing trawler MV Cape Race sets off along Greenland’s west coast this week, it will start hauling in a scientific catch that promises to improve projections of how the ice-covered island will fare in a warming world. The ship’s cruise is the initial phase of a six-year air and...
Jul 27, 2015 Jonathan Feng Appointment as Simons Investigator in The New York Times
The Simons Foundation congratulates the awardees wo have been selected as Simons Investigators in 2015 in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science, the mathematical modeling of living systems and Math+X. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for...
Jul 21, 2015 Economic slump, not natural gas boom, responsible for drop in CO2 emissions
Irvine, Calif., July 21, 2015 – The 11 percent decrease in climate change-causing carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. between 2007 and 2013 was caused by the global financial recession – not the reduced use of coal, research from the University of California Irvine, the University of Maryland, and...
Jul 16, 2015 6 junior faculty members named 2015-16 UCI Hellman Fellows
Irvine, Calif., July 16, 2015 – Six University of California, Irvine assistant professors have been chosen from a highly competitive cohort to receive 2015-16 UCI Hellman Fellowships, which support research by junior faculty members who show great promise. Their projects focus on self-driving cars...
Jul 15, 2015 Miraculous WIMPs
Invisible dark matter accounts for 85 percent of all matter in the universe, affecting the motion of galaxies, bending the path of light and influencing the structure of the entire cosmos. Yet we don’t know much for certain about its nature. Most dark matter experiments are searching for a type of...
Jun 30, 2015 Physicist Siddharth Parameswaran Awarded NSF CAREER Award
UCI assistant professor Siddharth Parameswaran won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, one of the most prestigious awards available to a young faculty member. Parameswaran will get more than $500,000 to support his research in condensed matter physics. “This award from the NSF means a...
Jun 25, 2015 UCI’s Donald Blake wins state’s top air quality award
UCI atmospheric chemist Donald Blake has won California’s elite Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award for his seminal pollution research. The state Air Resources Board found that Blake has produced internationally acclaimed measurements of volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere that have provided...

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