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May 11, 2018 Kate Mackey wins 2018 Simons Award
Marine phytoplankton do half of all photosynthesis on Earth and directly influence global biogeochemical cycles and climate, yet how they will respond to future global change is unknown. As an oceanographer who takes an integrative Earth system approach to research, Kate Mackey addresses this...
May 09, 2018 Physicists Measure Precise Value of Proton's 'Weak Charge' for the First Time
Scientists at Jefferson Lab in Virginia have precisely measured an important and innate property of the ubiquitous proton for the first time, according to a new paper.  The proton property, called its “weak charge,” determines how strongly this subatomic particle interacts with one of physics’ four...
May 09, 2018 Physicists Measure Precise Value of Proton's 'Weak Charge' for the First Time
Scientists at Jefferson Lab in Virginia have precisely measured an important and innate property of the ubiquitous proton for the first time, according to a new paper.  The proton property, called its “weak charge,” determines how strongly this subatomic particle interacts with one of physics’ four...
May 01, 2018 UCI’s Eric Rignot and Steven White elected to National Academy of Sciences
Irvine, Calif., May 1, 2018 – Eric Rignot, who studies the impact of climate change on our planet’s polar regions, and Steven White, an expert in quantum and computational physics, are the latest researchers from the University of California, Irvine to be elected to the prestigious National Academy...
May 01, 2018 UCI’s Eric Rignot elected to National Academy of Sciences
Irvine, Calif., May 1, 2018 – Eric Rignot, who studies the impact of climate change on our planet’s polar regions, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.   Rignot along with UCI physicist Steven White are among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates announced today by...
Apr 27, 2018 Scientists project a drier Amazon and wetter Indonesia in the future
Irvine, Calif., April 27, 2018 – Climate models predict that an increase in greenhouse gases will dry out the Amazon rainforest in the future while causing wetter conditions in the woodlands of Africa and Indonesia. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have...
Apr 18, 2018 Svetlana Jitomirskaya named fellow by American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Irvine, Calif., April 18, 2018 – Svetlana Jitomirskaya, professor of mathematics at the University of California, Irvine, has been named a fellow by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The 238th class of new members includes the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers and...
Apr 04, 2018 The Woman Who Knows Everything About the Universe
IN 1965, physicist Richard Feynman was busy. He was busy winning the Nobel Prize, and he was busy learning to draw. One day during that productive time in his life, he saw astrophysics student Virginia Trimble striding across Caltech's campus and thought, There's a good model. Soon, she was posing...
Mar 27, 2018 UCI to play key role in innovative nuclear nonproliferation initiative
Irvine, Calif., March 27, 2018 – Harnessing the unusual characteristics of elusive subatomic particles known as antineutrinos, the University of California, Irvine will play a key role in a nuclear nonproliferation research collaboration between U.S. and U.K. laboratories and universities....
Mar 23, 2018 Asteroid named after professor Virginia Trimble
Asteroid 1978VT8 has a new name. The Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union recently dubbed it 9271Trimble in honor of Virginia Trimble, UCI professor of physics & astronomy. “With roughly 7 billion people in the world and 700,000 known asteroids, one person in 10,000 could...

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