Physics & Astronomy

Jul 31, 2020
The awards honor efforts in research, teaching, and in making the world a better place to live.
Jan 12, 2021
A team of researchers including a UCI astronomer has discovered the most distant known quasar. 
Jan 12, 2021
It takes gumption to run for political office — especially when you’re just 24 years old. But that’s exactly what UCI PhD student Dylan Green did last year when he registered his candidacy for Irvine City Council and then took on the challenge of campaigning during the pandemic. Green earned his bachelor’s degree at UCI and is now a Ph.D. student studying the origin of the universe in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, using machine learning on images to filter out pixels corrupted by…
Jan 7, 2021
New research helps astronomers tell the difference between a starspot and a distant exoplanet.  
Jan 7, 2021
In an interview, the heads of UCI’s PACE mentoring program describe how the grant will help turn mentors into field-leading scientists.
Jan 4, 2021
Among the many challenges with a Mars voyage, one of the most pressing is: How can you get enough fuel for the spacecraft to fly back to Earth?
Dec 7, 2020
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.
Nov 20, 2020
UCI astrophysicist faces the universe’s darkness with help from those around her and from the stars above her.
Oct 21, 2020
The School of Physical Sciences is proud to launch a new program aimed at honoring students who have enabled the success of women in the natural sciences. The Women in Natural Sciences (WiNS) award,…
Oct 15, 2020
Our alumni take a part of UCI and the School of Physical Sciences with them when they graduate and leave campus. They take the memory of this place, and they share it, in their conversations, their…
Oct 7, 2020
Sobel played a role in discovering the neutrino — a subatomic particle that makes up most of the matter in the universe.
Sep 30, 2020
The UCI researchers who probe the Earth and sky for answers to momentous questions about the environment, the oceans and the atmosphere have gotten smart about unlocking solutions. The key: They turn…