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Dec 20, 2017 Delving into the atomic realm
“Atoms, molecules and the bonds that hold them together – I want to see these things as they actually appear in nature,” says Ho, UCI’s Donald Bren Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry. “These phenomena are central to chemistry; it’s important to image them directly instead of just...
Dec 14, 2017 A new technology to take the salt out of salt water and deliver more drinkable water
What happens when you combine water, a common type of plastic and molecules that absorb light? You get a new technology that can convert sunlight into a specific type of electricity with the potential to remove salt from sea water more efficiently and cost effectively than competing solar-based...
Dec 11, 2017 UCI scientists unveil new satellite-based global drought severity index
New Orleans, Dec. 11, 2017 – Just in time for the holidays, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions are rolling out a new satellite-based drought severity index for climate watchers worldwide. Relying on data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment...
Dec 04, 2017 Two in ESS named 2017 Highly Cited Researchers
  Steven Allison and Eric Rignot have been named among the world’s most influential researchers. The 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list includes preeminent researchers who have demonstrated exceptional impact in their field as measured by citations to their work. Steven Allison is Associate...
Nov 30, 2017 UC Irvine is Getting a Secret Shout Out on The Big Bang Theory
Four researchers from UC Irvine have been given a featured role on tonight's episode of "The Big Bang Theory". Equations written on the characters' whiteboard will be excerpts from two research papers written by UCI physics and astronomy professor Jonathan Feng and post-doctoral researchers Iftah...
Nov 29, 2017 Pay attention to what’s written on whiteboard in this week’s ‘Big Bang Theory’
Four UC Irvine researchers have a featured role in “The Big Bang Theory” on Thursday, Nov. 30. Scientific equations scribbled on a whiteboard on the popular TV show are excerpts from two research papers written by UCI physics and astronomy professor Jonathan Feng and post-doctoral researchers Iftah...
Nov 29, 2017 UCI researchers’ equations get a role on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ episode Thursday
If you tune in to Thursday’s episode of TV’s “The Big Bang Theory” and look closely, you’ll see scientific equations and notes from UC Irvine researchers. The CBS sitcom, about a group of socially awkward physicists, features various whiteboards throughout the characters’ living areas in case they...
Nov 28, 2017 Three PhDs Walk into a Congressional Office AND “Intimate Apparel”
UCI Professors Steve Allison (Earth Systems Science) and Kev Abazajian (Astrophysics and Cosmology) report on their recent visit to 45th Dist. Congresswoman Mimi Walters’ office, with climate change on the agenda. In addition, Steve offers glimpses into a special forum to be convened on May 30,...
Nov 20, 2017 Kenneth Janda named AAAS fellow
Kenneth Janda, dean of the UCI School of Physical Sciences and professor of chemistry, was named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Janda was one of 10 UCI faculty members elected this year, the most in UCI...
Nov 20, 2017 Christopher Barty named AAAS fellow
Christopher Barty, UCI professor of physics and astronomy and member of the Beckman Laser Institute, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Barty is one of 10 UCI faculty members elected this year, the...

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