Physics News

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
Apr 26, 2016, 11:27 AM
The Department of Physics invites you to a public lecture: "The Discovery of Gravity Waves:The Breakthrough by LIGO" on May 3, 2016. Speaker: Joseph Giaime
Apr 21, 2016, 10:06 AM
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Mar 22, 2016, 2:29 PM
Our electronic devices are based on what happens when different materials are layered together: “The interface is the device,” as Nobel laureate Herbert Kroemer famously claimed over 40 years ago.
Feb 10, 2016, 1:04 PM
There will be a big announcement from the LIGO collaboration regarding the detection of gravity waves. This FB event will point you to the live streaming of the press conference as well as other…
Jan 6, 2016, 2:35 PM
The Buchalter Cosmology Prize is an annual prize that seeks to stimulate ground-breaking theoretical, observational, or experimental work in cosmology that has the potential to produce a breakthrough…
Jan 6, 2016, 9:09 AM
Kai Liu, Professor of Physics at the University of California - Davis, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized “for contributions to the understanding of magneto-transport effects and…
Dec 22, 2015, 8:44 AM
One could say that snowflakes are simply frozen water — but if you compare a snowflake to an ice cube, you’ll notice a big difference.
Dec 16, 2015, 10:29 AM
There is nothing more violent than a collision between two entire clusters of galaxies. One such impact is so extreme, it could tell us what the universe is made of
Dec 14, 2015, 2:44 PM
New results from LUX dark matter detector
Dec 10, 2015, 1:55 PM
Thank you for another successful event. We raised about $4,200, surpassing our goal of $4,000.
Nov 30, 2015, 10:08 AM
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 6:30pm-9pm Location: 3001 PES (Plant & Environmental Sciences) UC Davis Campus
Oct 30, 2015, 4:02 PM
Prof. Robert Svoboda contributed to Nobel-winning neutrino experiments
Oct 22, 2015, 4:05 PM
Come learn about the exciting new research program in the Physics and Mathematics departments, aimed at understanding how our Universe works! The reception will be held on Thursday, October 29 from…
Oct 14, 2015, 10:41 AM
An exotic, swirling object with the sci-fi name of a “magnetic skyrmion” could be the future of nanoelectronics and memory storage. Physicists at UC Davis and the National Institute of Standards and…
Oct 2, 2015, 2:11 PM
The Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize recognizes a most outstanding contribution to physics. The prize consists of $10,000, a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient, plus expenses for…
Sep 10, 2015, 3:14 PM
Lloyd Knox hunts for answers about the universe’s creation. The cosmologist has boosted the search for particles called neutrinos that are key to research