News and Events


The cutting-edge research happening at the UCI School of Physical Sciences garners regular media attention in outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Nature, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, and many others. Check out the latest breakthroughs In the News

Public Events

The popular Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series features experts from the School's four departments. Come learn about timely scientific breakthroughs impacting everything from our understanding of the universe, climate change, technology, alternative energy, and the cure for cancer and other deadly diseases. This free public lecture series happens annually and is geared for a general audience. 

The Reines Lecture Series brings world renowned physicists and astronomers to UC Irvine to give a public lecture and a department colloquium. This celebration honors Frederick Reines, UCI's Founding Dean of Physical Sciences and co-recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the Neutrino, and brings together faculty, students, supporters and the community at large.  

Department Seminars

Each department hosts its own seminars and colloquiums for scientific audiences. Speakers for these events are invited from institutions all over the world to form collaborations at UC Irvine. 

The Loh Down on Science

In 2013, UCI partnered with Sandra Tsing Loh to produce the popular radio show "The Loh Down on Science." The witty 90 second science lessons take the university’s world-class research to a wide national radio audience. The partnership also advances the shared mission of public service and science education. Check out the UCI Loh Downs

e-Newsletter and Videos

Browse through issues of the School's quarterly eNewsletter Physical Matters or watch past lectures or special videos on our YouTube Channel.