Physics News

Apr 15, 2021, 12:18 PM
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program recognizes junior faculty who conduct outstanding research, are excellent educators and include education or…
Apr 15, 2021, 10:59 AM
College of Letters & Science writer Becky Oskin’s blog post highlights some of the many options.
Apr 9, 2021, 11:47 AM
This Give Day 2021, generous donors have the opportunity to transform our students' lives. Please consider supporting our Give Day Challenges described below. A gift of any amount will make a big…
Apr 8, 2021, 3:49 PM
With 9 days left to go to Give Day, 27 gifts have come in to the College of Letters and Sciences already. 12 of the gifts are to Physics and Astronomy, with eight of these in response to Department…
Apr 7, 2021, 11:25 AM
Some of the Milky Way’s oldest stars have been spotted in a surprising place — the disk the youngest region of the galaxy. Computer simulations of their orbits suggest these "metal-poor" stars came…
Apr 2, 2021, 9:20 AM
For the 2021 UC Davis Virtual Picnic Day, the Physics Department will present the following talks.
Mar 30, 2021, 6:45 PM
For the last eight years a research team from UC Davis has been working with an international team of scientists to build the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Plus (SNO+) detector in Northern Ontario.…
Mar 25, 2021, 11:12 AM
Prof. Jaroslav Trnka receives Distinguished Teaching Award Jaroslav Trnka received a 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching from UC Davis.
Mar 24, 2021, 5:02 PM
As described in a recently published paper in Nano Letters, UC Davis Adjunct Professor Kai Liu and collaborators have demonstrated light weight nanowire-based metal foam filters that are highly…
Mar 15, 2021, 4:35 PM
Prof. Manuel Calderón de la Barca will be the featured speaker at a webinar hosted by TELUS World of Science, in Edmonton, Canada. The webinar will focus on the Giant Screen film "Secrets of the…
Mar 15, 2021, 4:28 PM
Victoria Strait, a student of Marusa Bradac, was just awarded a DAWN fellowship at the Cosmic Dawn Center in Copenhagen, one of the top astrophysics fellowships in Europe. Victoria was selected from a…
Mar 8, 2021, 11:47 AM
Saturday, March 13 - 7:30pm, this performance is free. Jeremy  Rourke presents a performance of expanded cinema works  rooted in original  music  and experimental animation. The Exploded View From My…
Mar 5, 2021, 4:30 PM
Updated April 8th 2021: The department will offer one in-person class for physics majors who have achieved senior standing and who plan to graduate in the near future.  All other PHY and AST classes…
Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM
Pickett’s review, entitled "The dawn of the nickel age of superconductivity,” discusses the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity in nickelates during the past year.
Feb 22, 2021, 9:12 AM
Jenna Samuel, a student of Andrew Wetzel, was just awarded an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship. Jenna will take this fellowship to the Department of Astronomy at the University of…
Feb 16, 2021, 10:11 AM
The Army Research Office is supporting Prof. Jim Crutchfield to explore the fundamental principles of adaptive emergent computation and to experimentally demonstrate how thermodynamic forces can drive…
Feb 12, 2021, 4:07 PM
The film "Secrets of the Universe", featuring Prof. Manuel Calderon de la Barca from UCD Physics and his graduate students, is featured in the film festival Toronto Geek Fest. It is nominated for…
Jan 8, 2021, 10:20 AM
Graduate Group member (and Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty) Marina Radulaski has been awarded an NSF CAREER award to support her research in quantum optics. More details are available…
Dec 15, 2020, 3:11 PM
Along with most other UC Davis campus departments and services, our department staff offices (remote and onsite) will be closed for winter break December 19, 2020, through January 3, 2021. We will…
Nov 20, 2020, 4:53 PM
All of the Physics and Astronomy undergraduate classes in Winter 2021 will be entirely remote and in some cases asynchronous. Please click the link above for more information.