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Apr 04, 2018 The Woman Who Knows Everything About the Universe
IN 1965, physicist Richard Feynman was busy. He was busy winning the Nobel Prize, and he was busy learning to draw. One day during that productive time in his life, he saw astrophysics student Virginia Trimble striding across Caltech's campus and thought, There's a good model. Soon, she was posing...
Mar 27, 2018 UCI to play key role in innovative nuclear nonproliferation initiative
Irvine, Calif., March 27, 2018 – Harnessing the unusual characteristics of elusive subatomic particles known as antineutrinos, the University of California, Irvine will play a key role in a nuclear nonproliferation research collaboration between U.S. and U.K. laboratories and universities....
Mar 23, 2018 Asteroid named after professor Virginia Trimble
Asteroid 1978VT8 has a new name. The Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union recently dubbed it 9271Trimble in honor of Virginia Trimble, UCI professor of physics & astronomy. “With roughly 7 billion people in the world and 700,000 known asteroids, one person in 10,000 could...
Mar 14, 2018 UCI-led study helps explain Greenland glaciers’ varied vulnerability to melting
Irvine, Calif., March 14, 2018 — Using data from NASA missions observing Earth, researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created new maps of the bed topography beneath a score of glaciers in southeast Greenland, thereby gaining a much better understanding of why some are undergoing...
Mar 13, 2018 Q&A: Virginia Trimble on 50-plus years in astronomy
Virginia Trimble stumbled into astronomy. Archaeology, her field of choice, wasn’t offered to undergraduates at UCLA. She had to declare a major, she says, and “my father informed me that I’d always been interested in astronomy.” Trimble earned a bachelor’s degree in astronomy and physics in 1964...
Mar 09, 2018 This dire ocean scenario is a stark reminder of why the world is trying to stop climate change
Scientists on Thursday published an alarming scenario for what could happen to the planet’s oceans and fisheries by the year 2300 if very high levels of global warming are allowed to continue. The good news is that it’s eminently avoidable and a very long way off from happening. The bad news is...
Mar 08, 2018 Global fisheries to be, on average, 20 percent less productive in 2300, UCI study finds
University of California, Irvine scientists expect the world’s fisheries to be, on average, 20 percent less productive in the year 2300, with those in the North Atlantic down nearly 60 percent and those in much of the western Pacific experiencing declines of more than 50 percent. In a study...
Mar 07, 2018 Eleven Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame at Joint Celebration
March 7, 2018 - Alumni, family, faculty and friends of UC Irvine’s schools of engineering, information and computer sciences and physical sciences came together Friday night, March 2, in a sparkling celebration of accomplishment as 11 new members were inducted into their school’s Hall of Fame. Held...
Feb 27, 2018 NASA’s Time-Traveling Space Telescope Marks A New Era For Observation And Technology
When the time-traveling orbital observatory known as the James Webb Space Telescope reaches its orbit around the Earth (which NASA hopes will happen sometime in mid-2019), it will radically increase how far we can peer into the past, and, scientists hope, unlock some of the greatest mysteries of...
Feb 27, 2018 Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of U.S. electricity demand, study finds
Irvine, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018 – The United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and the Carnegie Institution for Science....

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