Physics News

Oct 27, 2022, 2:17 PM
Zhen Pan, the Zel'dovich Fellow at the Perimeter Institute and former PhD student advised by Professor Lloyd Knox, will be joining the faculty of the T. D. Lee Institute, a new institute in Shanghai,…
Oct 25, 2022, 3:35 PM
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Davis will be hosting a 2-hour online open house to introduce prospective graduate students to our PhD program. Students will be able to meet with faculty…
Oct 14, 2022, 12:46 PM
Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy John Rundle has been tapped to be a Keynote speaker at the upcoming Natural Disasters Exposition in Anaheim, CA, in recognition of his high visibility…
Oct 12, 2022, 3:05 PM
Join us for a screening of the film "Secrets of the Universe" at the Mondavi Center on October 26. Through the film, you will embark on a journey into one of the most amazing scientific instruments…
Oct 10, 2022, 2:32 PM
Prof. David Wittman was awarded 8 orbits of Hubble Space Telescope time to study collisions of galaxy clusters. These are the largest masses in the universe and a large fraction of their mass is dark…
Oct 6, 2022, 12:13 PM
James Crutchfield, a physics professor and director of the Complexity Sciences Center at UC Davis and graduate student Kyle Ray have a cooler proposal, and it involves a fundamental shift in how…
Sep 29, 2022, 12:14 PM
An international team of astronomers has discovered dozens of strong gravitational lenses that will allow astronomers to look deep into the universe, revealing ancient structures and giving insight…
Sep 23, 2022, 10:02 AM
A technological breakthrough often requires the discovery of a new material with unprecedented physical properties. Ferromagnetic materials for example, enable a wide range of technologies with…
Sep 22, 2022, 2:42 PM
An international team of physicists have used atoms about 3 billion times colder than interstellar space to open a portal to an unexplored realm of quantum magnetism. The results were published Sept.…
Sep 19, 2022, 11:47 AM
Professor Sir Michael Berry will visit UC Davis as Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, hosted by Warren Pickett on behalf of sixteen other faculty in four departments…
Sep 1, 2022, 2:19 PM
In conjunction with the UC Davis Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Theatre and Dance, the University of California Observatories presents “EINSTEIN!,” an acclaimed one-man play about the…
Jul 27, 2022, 4:16 PM
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has selected Pratik Gandhi for a Frontera Computational Science Fellowship.
Jun 16, 2022, 12:08 PM
Congratulations to Inna Vishik for her selection as a 2022 Dean's Faculty Fellow!
Jun 2, 2022, 1:49 PM
Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez is featured in the movie “Secrets of the Universe”, which is getting its Sacramento premiere at the Museum of Science and Curiosity.
May 23, 2022, 12:25 PM
Congratulations to Professor Mukund Rangamani who has been elected a Fellow of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation for his "groundbreaking contributions to the…
May 18, 2022, 3:39 PM
UC Davis Physics and Astronomy graduate student Fei Ge just published his first paper and it's in *Physical Review Letters* as an "Editor's Suggestion."
Apr 15, 2022, 4:36 PM
A physics club parody production of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" incorporating fun physics demos and explanations for all ages! "Raiders of the Lost Quark"
Apr 13, 2022, 4:45 PM
An international team of physicists, including several from the high energy experiment group at the UC Davis Department of Physics and Astronomy, has come up with the best measure yet of the mass of…
Apr 6, 2022, 10:14 AM
QMAP postdoctoral researcher, Shruti Paranjape, was awarded the 2022-2023 UC Davis Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Mar 30, 2022, 1:19 PM
Overheating is a major problem for today’s computers, but those of tomorrow might stay cool by circumventing a canonical boundary on information processing. Professor Jim Crutchfield and his graduate…