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James S Bullock
Dean, School of Physical Sciences
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Phys Sci Deans Office
bullock@uci.edu
(949) 824-6022
Studies our home galaxy — the Milky Way — to better understand how galaxies in general form and evolve. “Here’s a question I’ve been thinking a lot about: Why are most big galaxies in the universe shaped like disks?” Bullock said.
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David William Casper
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy
dcasper@uci.edu
(949) 824-6946
Designed a new particle detector called FASER that may life the veil on one of the Universe's most elusive mysteries: dark matter. “We’re gambling on something where, if we do win, it’ll be a big, big win," Casper said.
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Jonathan Lee Feng
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy
jlf@uci.edu
(949) 824-9821
Feng's helping lead the UCI FASER particle detector project at CERN. It's a new project, and, if it's successful, it could subvert the standard model of physics.
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Timothy M Tait
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy
ttait@uci.edu
(949) 824-8304
Tait studies particle physics and cosmology, with an eye on the possible existence of a so-called "fifth force," which, if found, could turn the whole field of physics on its head.
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UCI, Tsinghua University: California’s 2018 wildfires caused $150 billion in damages

Study shows health and socio-economic costs extended far beyond burned areas

Dec 7, 2020

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

Isabella Velicogna wins medal from American Geophysical Union

Velicogna, a glaciologist, has spent her career unraveling the dynamics of glaciers.

Nov 25, 2020

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Understanding how HIV propagates in the body could help with the development of new treatments for the disease it causes — AIDS.
Apr 8, 2021
Tool helps to track abrupt yet temporary emissions declines during pandemic.
Apr 7, 2021
UCI-led team reports that an increase in lightning will drive both wildfires and warming above Arctic Circle.
Apr 5, 2021

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