From Scotland to Irvine to a Nobel Prize: Why UC Irvine Made it Possible

Join us for an exclusive public talk by UC Irvine alumnus and winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, David MacMillan. Professor MacMillan will share his journey in this light-hearted, non-technical presentation. Hear about his path from developing organocatalysis in his lab to what it has been like in the aftermath of winning the Nobel Prize.



Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing

On Monday, April 8, a partial solar eclipse will be visible across North America. In Irvine, the maximum eclipse will happen at 11:00 am. At maximum, the Moon will cover about 50% of the Sun's surface.

Join us to view this special solar event! We will be in front of Croul Hall starting at 10:00 am. The first 200 attendees will receive a pair of NASA solar viewing glasses.

Telescopes will be available for a better viewing experience. 


No registration is necessary! Come as you are!

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Dean’s Climate & Energy Lecture

Join us on April 25, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. to learn about cutting-edge research and solutions related to climate change and clean energy.


The Dean's Lecture Series features cutting-edge research and solutions related to climate change, energy, health, mathematics, and fundamental science. The annual series offers timely scientific lectures that are free and open to the public. 

Continental breakfast will be available for all guests. 

Complimentary parking is available. Continental breakfast will be provided. 


Quantum Computing: Harnessing the Unseen

Quantum mechanics describes the physical world around us with exquisite precision, with no known violations of the theory. Ironically, this precision comes with some additional baggage: the theory permits the existence of a host of complex, delicate entangled states of the physical world, many of which have yet to be produced or observed. The debate of whether their quantum entanglement really captures the fundamental nature of the physical world and is an engineering resource is reaching a critical moment.

2024 Reines Lecture: From the Possibility to the Certainty of a Supermassive Black Hole

The Reines Lecture Series honors Frederick Reines, UCI's Founding Dean of Physical Sciences and co-recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize for discovering the neutrino. The annual event brings world-renowned physicists and astronomers to UC Irvine to give a public lecture and a department colloquium.


The 2024 Reines Lecture will be presented by Dr. Andrea Ghez, recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of a supermassive compact object in the Milky Way's Galactic Center.


UCI Homecoming 2024

Homecoming Weekend 2024

Reconnect and Rediscover Your Anteater Pride on Campus



UCI students free with student ID (no registration needed!)

UCI Homecoming is a rain or shine event and all ticket sales are final.
Join us for Homecoming weekend and show your #UCIPride!

Adventures in Physics

The Adventures in Physics program provides engaging demonstrations of physics at elementary school assemblies in the Orange County area. It also hosts an annual public event at UCI for the entire community. Join us on February 10, 2024!