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May 24, 2018 New UCI center to look at life by the numbers
Irvine, Calif., May 24, 2018 — A new interdisciplinary research and education center at the University of California, Irvine will apply the power of mathematics to some of the more vexing mysteries in cell biology. The MathBioSys Center on Multiscale Cell Fate is being initiated with $10 million in...
May 22, 2018 NASA launches next generation of satellites to track world’s water
The twin satellites are part of the GRACE-FO mission by NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences. SpaceX also launched five Iridium NEXT communications satellites. USA TODAY For 15 years, two NASA satellites revealed an unprecedented picture of movements in water around the Earth,...
May 21, 2018 James Randerson named Ralph J. & Carol M. Cicerone Chair of Earth System Science
Irvine, Calif., May 21, 2018 – James Randerson recently became the first University of California, Irvine faculty member to receive the title of Ralph J. & Carol M. Cicerone Chair of Earth System Science. The new position and related graduate fellowship were made possible through an endowment...
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 01, 2018 UCI’s Steven White elected to National Academy of Sciences
Irvine, Calif., May 1, 2018 – Steven White, an expert in quantum and computational physics, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. White along with UCI Earth system scientist Eric Rignot are among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates announced today by the 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...
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...
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...

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