Physics News

Dec 4, 2019, 3:52 PM
UC Davis Physics Adjunct Professor Kai Liu was recently elected Fellow of the AAAS. The full list of elected fellows is available at…
Dec 4, 2019, 3:06 PM
Eric Prebys, Professor of Physics and Director of the UC Davis Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, is leading a project to develop a new tool based on synthetic diamond semiconductors that will be used to…
Nov 14, 2019, 2:21 PM
Softball team “Bad News Bosons,” which has a long history with members of the Physics Department, recently won a tournament in Sacramento that consisted of league winners from all over the greater…
Oct 23, 2019, 2:39 PM
Graduate student Geoff Chen, Professor Chris Fassnacht, and colleagues published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society describing their work on estimating the Hubble constant.
Oct 22, 2019, 4:53 PM
Dr. Gong Chen, Project Scientist in the UC Davis Physics Department, submitted his Spin polarized LEEM image to the Molecular Foundry nanoscience research facility at Berkeley Lab as part of their…
Oct 10, 2019, 1:34 PM
Diversity and Inclusion in Physics, or DIP, is an organization of graduate students committed to creating a safe and inclusive work environment and discussion forum. Our meetings are a way to…
Oct 8, 2019, 4:58 PM
The work of Professor Andrew Wetzel, UC Davis Hellman Fellow 2019, was featured in a PNAS article on simulations of galaxy formation, aimed at the general public.
Sep 20, 2019, 10:18 AM
Melting Protons at CERN, Professor Calderon de la Barca Sanchez’s research featured on the UC Davis curiosity news site. https://www.ucdavis.edu/curiosity/
Sep 17, 2019, 5:14 PM
Professor Maxwell Chertok and other researchers at UC Davis are testing mechanical structures at the McClellan Nuclear Research Center to find a material that will be able to withstand the radiation…
Aug 5, 2019, 4:30 PM
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Chuck Fadley succumbed to cancer on August 1, 2019. Chuck was an Advanced Light Source professor with a split appointment between UC Davis and Lawrence Berkeley…
Jul 30, 2019, 8:51 AM
Winston Ko, professor emeritus of physics and former department chair and Dean of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, died unexpectedly on July 26 while hiking in Big Sur. A campus memorial service…
Jul 15, 2019, 12:23 PM
World premiere was held July 10th at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC. In this IMAX movie, UCD Physics Professor Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez takes us on a tour…
Jul 1, 2019, 5:18 PM
Raissa D’Souza, Professor in the University of California, Davis departments of Computer Science and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and faculty member of the Physics Graduate Program, has been…
Jun 27, 2019, 4:48 PM
The HPC Innovation Excellence Award recognized achievements by users of high performance computing (HPC) technologies.
May 10, 2019, 5:00 PM
Thomas Cahill, professor emeritus of physics and atmospheric sciences, died from complications of cancer on May 1, 2019. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, at St. James Catholic…
Apr 30, 2019, 2:26 PM
The Physics show, "Avengers: Infinity Wire", won the Picnic Day Exhibit Award in 2019 for most fascinating demonstration that stimulates the imagination! Are you excited for Avengers: Endgame? Did…
Apr 26, 2019, 4:03 PM
Vsevolod Ivanov for being selected by Graduate Studies to receive a 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award and to Vincent Cheung and Michael Flynn for receiving the Ryan Couch Travel…
Apr 11, 2019, 2:06 PM
The third annual UC Davis Give Day runs from noon on Friday, April 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th.
Apr 3, 2019, 4:31 PM
Connect with Physics at Picnic Day 2019 - Saturday April 13th!
Mar 25, 2019, 5:09 PM
Researchers in China and at UC Davis have measured high conductivity in very thin layers of niobium arsenide, a type of material called a Weyl semimetal.