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Feb 20, 2019 Astronomers from UCI, other institutions use new technique to find extrasolar planets
Irvine, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 – Astronomers from institutions including the University of California, Irvine have begun routine science operations with the Habitable Planet Finder, a new high-precision spectrograph to help detect worlds outside our solar system. The team demonstrated the...
Feb 20, 2019 UCI Physicists Harness Chaos
A research team including University of California, Irvine scientists Ilya Krivorotov, Eric Montoya, and Yu-Jin Chen and researchers from the University of Naples (Federico II and “Parthenope”) have demonstrated that chaos can be exploited to drive magnetization switching in nanoscale ferromagnets...
Feb 08, 2019 UCI and national lab researchers see lifelike ion differentiation in synthetic nanopores
Scientists at UCI and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have shown that synthetic nanopores can possess the same ion-transporting and differentiation capabilities as living tissue. They detail their discovery in a study published today in Science Advances. “Biological systems use ion...
Feb 06, 2019 Improved land management project co-led by UCI gets $4.6 million in state funding
Irvine, Calif., Feb. 6, 2019 – California’s Strategic Growth Council recently approved $4.6 million for a project led by the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Merced to develop new tools and methods for better managing the state’s forests and wildlands. The ...
Feb 06, 2019 Surprise, there’s a six-mile hole under Antarctica
No one likes a surprise void. Especially not a void where ice is supposed to be. Especially not in the glacier that already plays the largest role of any single glacier’s in sea-level rise. The void—or the “cavity,” as radar scientists put it—is in the Thwaites glacier, a troublesome mass of ice on...
Feb 01, 2019 Student Feature: Mia Arnold
If jigsaw puzzles and mystery novels could be translated into a college major, it would probably be math, says junior Mia Arnold, who credits her childhood zeal for the former with igniting her adult passion for the latter. “They all require using your head to solve a problem,” she explains. “I see...
Jan 27, 2019 UCI School of Physical Sciences Dean's Search
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks an inspiring, visionary, and strategic scholar-administrator to serve as Dean of the School of Physical Sciences (SPS). The University was founded to advance a goal of improving society through globally preeminent research, life-enhancing discoveries...
Jan 18, 2019 Antarctic Ice Is Melting—And It’s Melting Faster
Researchers monitoring the condition of the Antarctic ice sheet report that not only is the ice melting, but that the rate of ice loss is increasing rapidly. According to their estimates, around 40 gigatons of ice were lost per year in the 1980s. By the 2010s, that rate of loss had increased to...
Jan 15, 2019 Clean and green: UCI physicist helps invent novel way of converting nitrogen to ammonia
The ammonia you use to clean and disinfect your kitchen floor starts off as nitrogen, a gas that makes up almost 80 percent of Earth’s atmosphere. But the conversion requires the breaking of a strong triple-chemical bond in a high-heat, high-pressure industrial process. UCI physicist Huolin Xin...
Jan 14, 2019 Antarctica ice melt has accelerated by 280% in the last 4 decades
(CNN) - A pair of new studies released on Monday share a same ominous message -- that our planet's ice is melting at an alarming rate, which is bad news for global sea levels. According to a study led by Eric Rignot from the University of California at Irvine, which looked at details of ice and...

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