|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...
|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...