In the Media

May 18, 2021
This month, climate research from the Randerson group made the headlines.
Apr 29, 2021
 A new test accurately predicts who faces the highest risk for hospitalization, ventilator-supported breathing and death from COVID-19, according to an analysis published Wednesday by the journal mSphere.
Apr 28, 2021
In 2019, hundreds of fires across the Amazon burned through enough rain forest to fill the state of New Jersey. At the peak of the fires in August, smoke plunged São Paulo, hundreds of kilometers away, into midday darkness.
Apr 26, 2021
For many professors, grading student work is the least enjoyable part of their jobs. “None of us get into teaching to grade,” says Renée Link, a professor of teaching in the Chemistry Department at the University of California, Irvine.
Apr 6, 2021
This week, a story about lightning strikes the news world.
Oct 9, 2020
Burning natural gas produces roughly half the carbon dioxide of coal, which is why policymakers across the political spectrum have long billed it as a “bridge fuel” to a safer climate. 
Sep 27, 2020
Sometime between 11,000 and 5,000 years ago, after the last ice age ended, the Sahara Desert transformed. Green vegetation grew atop the sandy dunes and increased rainfall turned arid caverns into…
Sep 14, 2020
The use of hydrogen as a fuel could make global warming worse by affecting chemical reactions  in the atmosphere, write researchers Michael Prather and Graeme Pearman. They argue that more research…
Aug 18, 2020
Physical Sciences team makes infrared sensor technology that could help doctors see cancer in a new light. 
Aug 7, 2020
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is renowned for the hunt for and discovery of the Higgs boson, but in the 10 years since the machine collided protons at an energy higher than previously achieved at a…
Jul 1, 2020
The two W.M. Keck Observatory telescopes sit inside domes perched atop Hawaii’s dormant Mauna Kea volcano. Run by the University of California and Caltech, these telescopes help astronomers and other scientists discover things like planets orbiting other stars, or measure the acceleration of the expansion of the universe. Gary Chanan, Professor Emeritus in the UCI Department of Physics & Astronomy, has won the Yale 2020 Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science for the work he did…
Jun 16, 2020
Astrobiologists supported in part by the NASA Astrobiology Program are applying their diverse skillset to the development of treatments for patients infected by COVID-19.