• A Guiding Light

    Franklin Dollar, assistant professor of physics & astronomy, grew up on a reservation in a home with no electricity. Now he studies ultra-high-intensity laser-plasma interactions and works to increase diversity in scientific fields. 

  • Astrobiology’s rising star

    New UC Irvine faculty member Aomawa Shields studies the climate on distant planets. Her aim: find those most likely to host alien life.

  • Climate Change Champions

    UCI is sustaining its outsized reputation for tracking and tackling environmental challenges

  • Ralph Cicerone, fourth UCI chancellor and acclaimed scientist, dies at 73

    The School of Physical Sciences is deeply saddened by the loss of Ralph Cicerone. He played a central role in moving UCI to a premier position as a top research university. His design for the Department of Earth System Science was unique and well ahead of its time, bringing together top scientists to study a problem of crucial importance to humanity: climate change. Ralph will be dearly missed. To leave tributes and condolences go to ps.uci.edu/memorial/RalphCicerone

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