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Dec 7, 2019
Nearly 50 years ago, three chemists named Mario Molina, Sherwood Rowland and Paul Crutzen found evidence that chlorofluorocarbons, chemicals known as CFCs and released from aerosol sprays, were weakening the ozone layer that functions as the earth’s natural sunscreen protecting humans, animals and plants from harmful radiation.
Nov 27, 2019
What determines the climate of an Earth-like planet orbiting its host star? And how is that climate affected by the type of star the planet orbits? A new study explores how distant terrestrial worlds are shaped by their hosts.
Nov 26, 2019
Irvine, Calif., Nov. 26, 2019 — Nine University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from neurodevelopment and chemical synthesis to labor economics and library sciences have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.
Nov 26, 2019
Professors Steven Allison, James Bullock, Steven Davis, James Randerson, Eric Rignot, Isabella Velicogna and Jasper Vrugt have been named to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 global list.
Nov 23, 2019
(CNN)-- Physics centers essentially on four forces that control our known, visible universe, governing everything from the production of heat in the sun to the way your laptop works. They are gravity, electromagnetism, the weak nuclear force, and the strong force.
Nov 22, 2019
CO2 capture technology could decrease atmospheric CO2 to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Oct 30, 2019
Imagine you’re an astronaut on a spacewalk. You’re doing your job when suddenly you get an alert: Your suit is leaking oxygen. Somewhere there’s a hole in your suit, a hole so tiny you can’t find it.
Oct 29, 2019
UCI has posted a new podcast episode featuring an interview with the recently appointed dean of the School of Physical Sciences, James Bullock.
Oct 28, 2019
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic eyes at the night sky for the first time recently to capture images showing its unique view of galaxy light.
Oct 24, 2019
Professor Emeritus Harold Moore, who was a founding professor of UCI’s Department of Chemistry and former dean of the School of Physical Sciences, died on September 27, 2019.
Oct 23, 2019
UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Svetlana Jitomirskaya has won the 2020 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, UC Irvine officials announced yesterday. Jitomirskaya is only the second woman in the prize’s 60-year history to win the honor, and the first woman ever to win it alone.
Oct 22, 2019
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 22, 2019 – Svetlana Jitomirskaya, Distinguished Professor of mathematics at the University of California, Irvine, has been named the 2020 winner of the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics. She is only the second woman to receive the annual prize – and the first to receive it alone, not jointly.