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Kev Abazajian
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy
kevork@uci.edu
Can speak to:
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) 312-1864
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) 824-3695
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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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

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