Physics News

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…
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
Sep 10, 2015, 2:30 PM
Much of the time, popular stories about science emphasize the broader impact, the implications for the field, what it might mean for our lives. But in reality, science is often about finding that some…
Aug 11, 2015, 3:41 PM
A crowdfunding effort to support the film "Secrets of the Universe", which will be a 3-D IMAX film about the Physics of the LHC in which Prof. Manuel Calderon de la Barca is the primary science…
Jun 16, 2015, 3:58 PM
Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez, along with STEAD Committee members win the 2015 Faculty Citation of the Soaring to New Heights Diversity & Principles of Community Award. STEAD Committee –…
Jun 16, 2015, 3:17 PM
Physics and Applied Physics Undergraduate Class of 2015
Jun 2, 2015, 3:27 PM
Distinguished Professor of Physics Charles Fadley has been elected as an International Fellow of the Surface Science Society of Japan (SSSJ). The SSSJ is an academic society with over 1700 members.…
May 22, 2015, 3:40 PM
Test collisions continue today at 13 TeV in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to prepare the detectors ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, LHCf, MOEDAL and TOTEM for data-taking, planned for early June (Image: LHC…
May 22, 2015, 3:33 PM
"The authors develop a method for analysis of time series generated by a class of complex processes. They identify the mechanism that causes information divergence at each level in a hierarchy of such…
Apr 24, 2015, 3:01 PM
Type Ia supernovae1 are destructive explosions of carbon-oxygen white dwarfs2, 3. Although they are used empirically to measure cosmological distances
Apr 20, 2015, 10:54 AM
A new map of the heavens took a big step forward last week as scientists and dignitaries, including Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, laid the first stone for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope on…