Physics News

Feb 13, 2024, 9:12 AM
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) lab, which our department members have been involved with since 2006, has now been fully excavated at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South…
Jan 17, 2024, 8:55 AM
Professor Crutchfield and colleagues have developed the "hydroambiphone," a device for 3D recordings of whale songs. They claim "this is a new tool for marine biology that promises to greatly expand…
Jan 11, 2024, 8:41 AM
The NSF's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity. It offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to…
Jan 11, 2024, 8:36 AM
Professor Tucker Jones has been selected as a 2023-2024 Chancellor's Fellow. He will receive an award of $25,000 for use in his research, teaching, and service activities and hold the title for five…
Sep 22, 2023, 9:44 AM
Professor Andreas Albrecht was selected as a recipient of the Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award. This award recognizes faculty providing outstanding service in advising and mentoring at…
Aug 28, 2023, 2:04 PM
Professor David Wittman was selected as a recipient of the 2023 Chancellor's Fellowship for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This fellowship recognizes exceptional contributions in supporting,…
Aug 10, 2023, 11:05 AM
Metals come in various flavors: heavy-fermions metals, half-metals, semimetals, strange metals, and others. There are also distinctions within each family.
Aug 2, 2023, 1:33 PM
Campus Design & Construction Management and campus Building Maintenance Services personnel worked quickly in the short break between end of spring quarter 2023 and the start of summer session 1 to…
Jun 30, 2023, 3:12 PM
Many thanks go to Peter Klavins, David Barnes, and David Hemer (not pictured) who helped Professor Dong Yu’s group move a >800 lb optical table to new lab space in the basement of the Physics…
Jun 30, 2023, 11:14 AM
The Physics & Astronomy Department is proud to announce that the following department-sponsored physics majors were invited to join the national honor society Phi Beta Kappa for 2022-2023. Via…
May 18, 2023, 3:41 PM
The Tuesday May 23 general meeting of the Mount Diablo Astronomical Society will feature Professor Lloyd Knox speaking about "Cepheids, Supernovae, and the Cosmic Microwave Background." This event…
May 17, 2023, 11:39 AM
Professor Maxwell Chertok is spending the spring as a Bristol Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, UK. Performing ground-breaking research in particle physics…
May 12, 2023, 2:20 PM
Congratulations to our 2022-2023 undergraduate award winners!
May 10, 2023, 10:13 AM
Best in Show! Congratulations to our Physics Club for winning the Best in Show award for their R-Ohm-eo and Joule-iet performance complete with physics demos.
Dec 13, 2022, 11:36 AM
UC Davis physics adjunct professor Kai Liu was elected to the rank of NAI Fellow, citing his demonstrated “highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that…
Dec 12, 2022, 5:04 PM
Physics professor Robin Erbacher is one of seven UC Davis faculty members recognized among the top female scientists around the globe, as assessed by Research.com in its first ranking of the "Best…
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…