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May 07, 2020 Alumni Help UCI Illuminate the Dark Universe
Inspiration is a wind that can kindle a fire. That wind stirred on October 29, 2019 in the Pacific Ballroom at the UCI Student Center as Professor Jonathan Feng gave a talk as part of the School of Physical Sciences’ Breakfast Lecture Series. It stirred as Nancy and Corwin Evans, both UCI alumni...
Apr 30, 2020 UCI mathematicians use machine intelligence to map gene interactions
Irvine, Calif., April 29, 2020 — Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new mathematical machine-intelligence-based technique that spatially delineates highly complicated cell-to-cell and gene-gene interactions. The powerful method could help with the diagnosis and...
Apr 30, 2020 Ellen Druffel elected to National Academy of Sciences
Irvine, Calif., April 30, 2020 – University of California, Irvine chemical oceanographer and biogeochemist Ellen Druffel has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s most distinguished scientific organizations. One of 146 scientists from around the world to have been...
Apr 28, 2020 The Possibility of Intelligent Life Beyond Planet Earth
    James Bullock, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UC Irvine, joins 'Cheddar Reveals' to discuss advancements and innovations in technology that are allowing astronomers to get a glimpse of what really goes on in the milky way, and beyond.
Apr 24, 2020 A Fever in the Dust
Arthur Charles used to start each day with a morning walk with his wife. The loop around his neighborhood in Bakersfield, California wasn’t usually difficult for the 50-year-old to complete. Then one day, two years ago, Charles could barely reach the corner of his street. The routine walk felt like...
Apr 24, 2020 Eric Potma: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
WHAT DID THE 2010 EARLY CAREER AWARD ALLOW YOU TO DO? The motility of electrons within a molecule is at the very heart of chemistry. Moving electrons drive molecular reactions and allow electrical conductance. Despite the fundamental nature of electron flow within molecules, it has remained...
Apr 22, 2020 Brenna Biggs and the manure machine
  In January, UCI chemistry doctoral student Brenna Biggs visited a dairy farm in Visalia, California where there are lagoons churning with cow manure. Biggs drove around the farm in a white Sprinter van owned by the University of California, Riverside, and the van had nothing in its trunk but...
Apr 22, 2020 UCI faculty create curricula for kids worldwide confined by coronavirus
Irvine, Calif., April 22, 2020 – On this Earth Day, the United Nations is announcing the start of a new environmental education program for the world’s 1.5 billion youth who are confined to their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and unable to physically attend school. Earth School –...
Apr 22, 2020 Katherine Mackey and the Salton Sea surprise
Katherine Mackey studies the boundary between the living and the nonliving worlds. She wants to know how those two worlds define one other, as things like aquatic microorganisms can alter the chemistry of the water they live in, and the chemistry of the water can then affect the kinds of organisms...
Apr 21, 2020 Coronavirus and climate change
As the pandemic rages, Department of Earth System Science Chair Eric Rignot defines what coronavirus means for climate change and those who study it. Coronavirus is public enemy number one, and there are now only whispers in the media of the climate change crisis, which sits stirring in the...

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