Physics News

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.
Mar 25, 2019, 5:03 PM
In a new paper published March 8 in Science, a team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the California Institute of Technology show how complicated and surprising behavior…
Mar 12, 2019, 8:57 AM
Veronika Hubeny has been selected as one of the new International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG) Fellows for 2019.
Feb 19, 2019, 3:33 PM
Professors Inna Vishik and Eduardo da Silva Neto were awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Feb 6, 2019, 3:43 PM
New studies of the oldest light and sound in the cosmos suggest novel physics—rather than systematic errors—could explain an unsolved scientific mystery.
Jan 29, 2019, 4:47 PM
Emilija Pantic has been named a Chancellor’s Fellow by UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May.
Jan 29, 2019, 11:50 AM
Congratulations to UCD Project Scientist Gong Chen who was recognized as a finalist for the "Magnetism as Art Showcase" at the 2019 Joint MMM-Intermag Conference held in Washington, DC, January 2019.
Jan 25, 2019, 3:50 PM
Professor Svoboda is part of a nonproliferation initiative developing new methods for monitoring nuclear reactors.
Dec 20, 2018, 9:51 AM
Professor Calderon de la Barca Sanchez and Professor Cebra are part of a collaboration, led by UC Berkeley, that will design detectors for the Electron-Ion Collider, a new particle accelerator…
Nov 15, 2018, 4:05 PM
UC Davis alumnus Austin Sendek (B.S. physics, 2012) was named by Forbes in the 2019 elite list of top 30 individuals under 30 making an impact in the field of energy.
Nov 2, 2018, 5:21 PM
In Summer 2018, eleven students in the class of Mr. Dubarrie Fagout of River City High School in West Sacramento, participated in a paid research internship in the Physics Department at UC Davis,…
Oct 30, 2018, 10:21 AM
Prof. Calderon de la Barca has been invited to participate in the filming of an IMAX screen documentary highlighting physics research done at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN.
Oct 17, 2018, 1:58 PM
An international team of astronomers including Brian Lemaux and Lori Lubin of UCD Physics has discovered a titanic structure in the early universe, just 2 billion years after the Big Bang.
Sep 27, 2018, 10:52 AM
Robin Erbacher was named Fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Particles and Fields, for significant contributions to measuring the properties of the top quark and to use it to probe…
Sep 21, 2018, 9:12 AM
Professor Emeritus (deceased) Wendell Potter was remembered at the 2018 American Association of Physics Teachers summer meeting.