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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

Donations from Physical Sciences dean and faculty will support grad students.
May 11, 2022
Mathematician Svetlana Jitomirskaya, vision researcher Krzysztof Palczewski honored
May 4, 2022
New technique enables precise measurement of electrostatic properties of materials.
Apr 22, 2022

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