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Aomawa L Shields
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy
shields@uci.edu
Shields is on the hunt for exoplanets that might be harboring extraterrestrial life.
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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

A UC Irvine professor will help design the world’s most powerful laser.
A UC Irvine professor will help design the world’s most powerful laser.
Feb 5, 2024
The advance will allow researchers to transform everyday materials into conductors for use in quantum computers.
Jan 31, 2024
Cartoon illustration of the distant solar system
Astronomers analyze masses, orbital properties and atmospheric features of six exoplanets.
Jan 29, 2024

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