Physics News

Feb 13, 2017, 12:50 PM
Jim Crutchfield is part of a collaboration with Intel Corp and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs’ NERSC supercomputer center that is co-developing algorithms to model and predict climate on one of the…
Jan 27, 2017, 11:35 AM
Astronomers have just made a new measurement of the Hubble constant, the rate at which the universe is expanding, and it doesn’t quite line up with a different estimate of the same number.
Jan 13, 2017, 5:30 PM
The honor recognizes outstanding scholarship and academic contributions to the campus.
Jan 13, 2017, 5:24 PM
Congratulations to Austin Hoag for being selected for the Graduate Student Travel Award offered by the Graduate Studies Office! The call for Graduate Studies Travel Award applications are every Fall…
Jan 10, 2017, 11:17 AM
With great sadness we report the passing of Sr Lecturer SOE Emeritus Wendell Potter.
Dec 29, 2016, 4:45 PM
Solid (the departmental mail server) will be down for maintenance from 4:00 PM Thursday, 12/29/2016 until the early morning (approximately 3:00 AM) on Friday, 12/30/2016. For more information see…
Dec 6, 2016, 5:26 PM
QMAP will host this week-long conference at UC Davis from December 12 to December 16, 2016.
Nov 30, 2016, 1:58 PM
Dong Yu and collaborators win a UC Lab Fee Award for their research on “Designer Mesoscale Quantum Dot Solids.”
Nov 18, 2016, 4:57 PM
Members of the UC Davis Physics Department received awards this year from the APS Far West Section.
Nov 1, 2016, 2:42 PM
Mail Services' annual Holiday Food Drive is underway, and another campus group is rounding up runners and support for the annual Running of the Turkeys fundraiser for the Yolo Food Bank.
Oct 18, 2016, 9:40 AM
D'Souza's research focuses on mathematical models of self-organization, phase transitions and the structure and function of networked systems.
Sep 28, 2016, 11:05 AM
Jack Gunion has been awarded the APS J. J. Sakurai Prize in Theoretical Particle Physics. The citation reads: "For instrumental contributions to the theory of the properties, reactions, and…
Sep 2, 2016, 2:36 PM
The James D. Cone Graduate Fellowship has been established through a generous donation made by Dave Cone, one of our very successful alumni. Dave's donation will be matched by the Office of Graduate…
Aug 5, 2016, 4:47 PM
The nomination read: "Chuck Fadley is widely regarded as the most inspiring scientist in the field of condensed matter who has given fundamental contributions to the development of photoelectron…
Jun 24, 2016, 8:03 AM
The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative – a project of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – announced today the recipients of 11 grants awarded to support…
Jun 10, 2016, 8:30 AM
Nick Walsh, University of California, Davis, a recently graduating PhD student, was one of two winners of the graduate research award at the annual University and Industry Technical Interchange…
May 23, 2016, 3:35 PM
A team of scientists led by two UC Davis physicists has detected and confirmed the faintest early-universe galaxy yet. This new object, seen as it was about 13 billion years ago, could help…
May 23, 2016, 3:19 PM
May 18, 2016 — A $300,000 gift from two UC Davis faculty members will enhance environmental research in the Department of Physics.
May 23, 2016, 2:47 PM
Stepping inside the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory control room is like transporting onto the set of a 1960s sci-fi flick. Bakelite knobs and flashing switches parade across sofa-sized control banks.
Apr 27, 2016, 7:44 AM
Scholars in Classics, Cosmology, Music and English Join the Nation’s Oldest Learned Society