Physics News

Mar 26, 2020, 8:46 AM
Ryan Sanders, postdoctoral scholar working with Professor Tucker Jones in observational astronomy, was just named a Hubble Fellow.
Mar 15, 2020, 10:13 PM
There will be no in-person undergraduate courses at UC Davis at the start of spring term. Even if in-person instruction is allowed to restart mid-quarter, all students will be able to complete the…
Mar 12, 2020, 9:42 AM
Due to the COVID-19 recommendations made by campus, we have decided to cancel the in-person Graduate Recruitment Open House. Instead we will be hosting a virtual event. See this article for details.
Mar 11, 2020, 10:14 AM
Philip M. Yager, professor emeritus of physics, passed away March 1, 2020. He was 81. Phil Yager earned a PhD in physics from the University of California, San Diego, in 1973. He joined the…
Mar 4, 2020, 8:34 AM
The American Physical Society recently profiled December Martin, who earned her Physics BS degree from UC Davis in 2000. As the APS piece describes, she went on to a career in biotechnology and has…
Mar 2, 2020, 2:51 PM
The Crocker Nuclear Laboratory Cyclotron has been operating for over 50 years, but it’s still finding useful and exciting applications in the 21st Century.
Jan 22, 2020, 2:18 PM
Victoria Strait has received a Graduate Student Travel Award from the Office of Graduate Studies.
Jan 6, 2020, 4:15 PM
Read the Fall 2019 Department of Physics Newsletter.
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.
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…