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Aug 29, 2018 Renowned UCI chemist supports breakthroughs in Armenian Studies
Ara Apkarian, Distinguished Professor of chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, is known in scientific circles as a breakthrough chemist who, for instance, led the team that captured the first-ever moving images of a molecule breathing, by shifting from one quantum state to another. In...
Aug 09, 2018 We Know West Antarctica Is Melting. Is the East In Danger, Too?
ALONG THE COAST of West Antarctica, glaciers are retreating at alarming rates, crumbling as warm waters chew at their fragile edges. But for years, scientists thought that the glaciers of East Antarctica—the hulking ice sheet on the other half of the continent, nearly three miles thick in some...
Jul 31, 2018 Professor Toshiki Tajima wins 2018 Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics
Professor Toshiki Tajima wins 2018 Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics   Physicist Toshiki (Toshi) Tajima has been named laureate of the 2018 Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics. The prestigious international award, granted by the Division of Plasma Physics under the Association of Asia Pacific...
Jul 26, 2018 Glaciers in East Antarctica also ‘imperiled’ by climate change, UCI researchers find
Irvine, Calif., July 26, 2018 – A team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine has found evidence of significant mass loss in East Antarctica’s Totten and Moscow University glaciers, which, if they fully collapsed, could add 5 meters (16.4 feet) to the global sea level. In a paper...
Jul 23, 2018 Mathematics Deciphering Health and Music
Natalia Komarova sees mathematics as a universal language that will help us understand science, music, health and many other disciplines. And her diverse research is proving just that. The UCI Chancellor’s professor and School of Physical Sciences mathematics professor applies mathematics to...
Jul 09, 2018 Ask a Leader: Chemists Know!
Some Real Fireworks with Professors Joonhee Lee and Ara Apkarian UCI chemistry Professors Joonhee Lee and Ara Apkarian blow our minds with their nano, hyper nano single molecule electromechanical sensor proposition; a heady technology with consequential applications. Listen to the podcast here!  
Jul 09, 2018 Cement Producers Are Developing a Plan to Reduce CO2 Emissions
One of the world's biggest industries—and a leading producer of greenhouse gas emissions—may finally be making moves to combat climate change. The World Cement Association recently held its first-ever global climate change forum, where industry leaders and scientists discussed strategies to reduce...
Jun 28, 2018 Heavy-duty emissions must be eliminated to halt climate change, UCI-led review shows
Irvine, Calif., June 28, 2018 – To halt climate change in this century, heavy-duty infrastructure undergirding the world’s major economies must be redesigned – starting now – to ensure no increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. According to a UCI-led review due out Friday in the journal ...
Jun 28, 2018 These Are the Toughest Emissions to Cut, and a Big Chunk of the Climate Problem
Efforts to tackle climate change typically focus on boosting renewable energy or using cleaner, more efficient cars, but there's an entire realm of the economy they're largely ignoring—one that accounts for about a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. These other sources of climate pollution...
Jun 25, 2018 Chemist Shane Ardo tapped for Department of Energy Early Career Research Program award
UCI chemistry assistant professor Shane Ardo is of 84 scientists from across the nation to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program. The effort, now in its ninth year, is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to...

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