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Philip Collins
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Faculty Member of California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
Physics & Astronomy
collinsp@uci.edu
Researches properties of atomic-scale electronics. “We’re trying to shrink DNA sequencing technology to a single chip,” Collins said, “So that one day DNA ‘fingerprinting’ can be done instantly by doctorsat a clinic or police at a crime scene."
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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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Thinning of rift-healing slush is identified as a major cause of iceberg calving events
Sep 27, 2021
Interdisciplinary researchers will examine impacts on overburdened communities
Sep 23, 2021
Earth system scientists at UCI studied air trapped in compacted layers of Antarctic ice and snow to come up with some answers and a few new questions about the amount of molecular hydrogen in our…
Sep 9, 2021

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