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Apr 10, 2019 The UCI Podcast: New episode explores the history of video games, hunt for exoplanets
A new episode of The UCI Podcast featuring interviews with two UCI faculty members is now available. The first segment is a conversation on the history of video games through the lens of LGBTQ theory with Bonnie “Bo” Ruberg, assistant professor of informatics. Ruberg’s new book, Video Games Have...
Apr 09, 2019 An Iceberg Twice the Size of New York City Is About to Split From Antarctica
Two rifts on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica are close to creating an iceberg over 560 square miles in size. Scientists say the calving event could happen any day now.   “This calving is a huge one for Brunt,” said Eric Rignot, a climate scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who has...
Apr 09, 2019 All hands on deck
From a young age, Philip Schuster knew he wanted to go into particle physics. As an undergraduate, he became involved in a number of research projects with experimentalists. But, like many other students pursuing a career in physics, he reached a point when he had to narrow his path. “When you’re...
Mar 13, 2019 British astrophysicist who discovered pulsars delivers the 2019 Reines Lecture to full house
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, visiting professor at the University of Oxford and chancellor of Scotland’s University of Dundee, enthralled a capacity audience in the Irvine Barclay Theatre on the UCI campus Tuesday night as she delivered the 2019 Reines Lecture. Bell Burnell, named dame commander of...
Mar 11, 2019 Astronomers use new technology developed with help from UC Irvine professor to look for habitable planets
Planets capable of supporting life are in a star system not so far, far away, and astronomers will be able to study them closely with the Habitable Planet Finder, developed with help from a UC Irvine professor. The Habitable Planet Finder is a spectrograph that UCI assistant professor Paul...
Mar 05, 2019 CERN approves UCI-initiated hunt for new particles at the Large Hadron Collider
Irvine, Calif., March 5, 2019 – The CERN research board has approved the Forward Search Experiment, giving a green light to the assembly, installation and use of an instrument that will look for new fundamental particles at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. Initiated by physicists...
Mar 04, 2019 UCI School of Physical Sciences Feature: Anoosheh Oskouian
As the President & CEO of the multi-million dollar corporation Ship & Shore Environmental, Anoosheh Oskouian is a distinct energy in the environmental engineering industry. Oskouian’s chemical engineering background and expertise provides the foundation for designing superior, innovative,...
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 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 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...

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