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Dec 11, 2018 UCI Physical Sciences professor, Fillmore Freeman, named AAAS Fellow
Fillmore Freeman, Professor of Chemistry at UCI, was recently named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. Freeman is being recognized for his impressive contributions to the fields of computational quantum chemistry,...
Dec 11, 2018 Six From ESS Named to Global List of Most Influential Researchers
Professors Steven Allison, Michael Goulden, Jim Randerson, Eric Rignot, Isabella Velicogna, and Jasper Vrugt have been named to the 2018 list of the world’s most impactful researchers, based on the number of times their published studies have been cited by other researchers over the past decade....
Dec 11, 2018 UCI Physical Sciences professor, Zachary Fisk, named AAAS Fellow
Zachary Fisk, Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy, was recently named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. Fisk is being recognized for his work on pioneering scientific discoveries regarding the magnetic and...
Dec 10, 2018 11 Secrets of Hollywood Science Advisors
The work of a Hollywood science advisor can be hard to spot. Rather than shoving science in the audience’s faces, it’s their job to make the world of a movie or TV show feel believable, from the physics of fight scenes to the theories that characters scrawl on the blackboard. Science advisors are...
Dec 10, 2018 Scientists share the most dangerous things they work with
You might expect scientists to encounter hazards out in the field. But laboratories aren’t safe havens either. We asked researchers about the most dangerous things they work with. 1. Liquid Helium ↑ Jenny Ardelean, graduate student in mechanical engineering at Columbia University To study the...
Dec 06, 2018 Series of Pacific storms raises hopes for a wet El Nino Season
LOS ANGELES — Southern California was in the midst of its fourth rain event of the season this week and with another expected next week, some experts believe the arrival of the weather phenomenon known as El Niño could be imminent. While it may be too early to link the Pacific storms to El Niño,...
Dec 06, 2018 Seven UCI Researchers named AAAS fellows
Irvine, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 — Seven University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from engineering and chemistry to sociology and anthropology have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. A...
Nov 19, 2018 UCI and Singapore researchers find source of 2015 Southeast Asia smoke cloud
Irvine, Calif., Nov. 19, 2018 – Smoke from widespread fires in Indonesia in the summer and fall of 2015 hung heavily over major urban centers in Southeast Asia, causing adverse health effects for millions of people. The afflicted could not have known that the polluted air they were breathing...
Nov 13, 2018 How One City Kickstarted the Ozone’s Recovery
In July 1989, a small city in Orange County, California, took a bold step. Barely 20 years old and with a population of just over 100,000, Irvine decided to jumpstart the municipal effort to save Earth from a giant hole ripping through the atmosphere. In a 4 to 1 vote, Irvine’s city council...
Oct 31, 2018 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award announced
Manabu Shiraiwa, who was recently promoted to associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, was selected to receive HEI’s 2018 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award for his proposal “Formation of Reactive Oxygen Species by Organic Aerosols and...

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