Physics News

Jun 11, 2021, 4:14 PM
Dr. Brian Lemaux, an Associate Project Scientist in the department, as well as a UCD Physics & Astronomy Ph.D. graduate, has accepted a permanent position on the scientific staff of the Gemini-N…
Jun 4, 2021, 10:53 AM
Gifts and pledges in response to the Opportunity Fellowship fundraising campaign have come from 12 undergrads, 44 grad students, 1 staff member, 1 researcher, 24 faculty members, 2 emeritii faculty, 1…
Jun 2, 2021, 10:35 AM
A team of three faculty groups in the Department of Physics and Astronomy joined their expertise to study a new type of superconductor in which the Cooper pairs have a s-wave spin-triplet symmetry.
May 26, 2021, 11:18 AM
Professor Zhu and Professor Taufour recently demonstrated a Sagnac-interferometry-based magneto-optical microscope for imaging magnetic domains of novel crystalline materials at low temperature.
Apr 30, 2021, 5:18 PM
It was recently discovered that the anomalous Nernst effect is dramatically amplified in magnetic Weyl semimetals.
Apr 20, 2021, 4:21 PM
The results of the inaugural UCD Physics & Astronomy Climate Survey were released on April 20th, 2021! This survey was a joint venture between the departmental climate survey committee, departmental…
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.

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