For Journalists

For Journalists

Have questions? We have experts and answers. Choose a buzzword to see experts on that topic or browse the listing below.
Christopher P J Barty
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Professor - School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Member - Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic
Physics & Astronomy
(949) 544-1069
Wants to use Blu-ray disc lasers to kill viruses.
Can speak to:
Franklin Dollar
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy
(949) 414-7110
Dollar's an expert on laser optics and plasma physics and fusion.
Can speak to:

As seen in

The Arctic’s greening, but it won’t save us

The Arctic is getting greener as the climate warms — but it’s not greening fast enough to absorb very much carbon dioxide, Boston University and UC Irvine scientists find.

Apr 29, 2021

Can something the size of a few washing machines find the biggest thing in the universe?

UCI physicists have designed and built a new particle detector called FASER that could lift the veil on one of the universe’s most enduring mysteries.

Dec 7, 2020

UCI scientists decrypt key HIV transmission pathways

Understanding how HIV propagates in the body could help with the development of new treatments for the disease it causes — AIDS.

Apr 8, 2021

Press Releases

$5.5 million effort will prioritize community engagement, environmental justice
Sep 6, 2023
Insulating effect of deeper snow is thawing ancient carbon permafrost reserves.
Aug 16, 2023
UC Irvine, CU Boulder researchers find that better efficiency leads to more consumption
Jul 24, 2023

If you have questions, please contact our Sr. Science Writer, Lucas Joel, at