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Philip Collins
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Faculty Member of California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
Physics & Astronomy
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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