Physics News

Nov 13, 2020, 4:40 PM
A survey is now being carried out to assess the climate in our department. This survey is intended to identify areas of strength in the department, any issues that individuals and groups within our…
Nov 5, 2020, 3:50 PM
The Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM) has received a grant of almost $1 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to fund international science exchanges on quantum matter.
Oct 29, 2020, 9:54 AM
Brian Lemaux and Lori Lubin were featured, through UC Davis and other institutions, in a press release on observations of distant galaxies with radio telescopes in Chile as part of an astronomical…
Oct 12, 2020, 3:46 PM
Jaroslav Trnka received 2021 Henry Primakoff Award for Early Career Particle Physicists from American Physical Society (APS) for "For seminal work on the computation of particle scattering amplitudes,…
Sep 30, 2020, 12:51 PM
His nomination materials noted his efforts in mentoring high school students, undergraduates, and even other faculty.
Sep 21, 2020, 12:20 PM
COVID-19 Daily Symptom Survey - We must all complete the Daily Symptom Survey before entering a UC Davis campus facility. When Physics & Astronomy department members receive the email Approval…
Sep 3, 2020, 10:40 AM
Fall 2020: waitlists, PHY 7, PHY 9
Jul 22, 2020, 3:43 PM
Located in the basement of the Physics Building is a new helium recovery facility using state-of-the-art technology to recover approximately 90% of the helium used in the department. Liquid helium is…
Jul 10, 2020, 10:44 AM
Applied Physics undergraduate majors Jesse Patton and Liang Li, along with Ph.D. students Victoria Norman (Physics) and Sridhar Majety (Electrical Engineering), won the California division of the…
Jul 1, 2020, 3:49 PM
Dustin Gilbert, UC Davis Physics alumnus (Ph.D. 2014; major professor Kai Liu) and Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was one of a select…
Jun 23, 2020, 11:32 AM
Physics Professor Daniel Cox and colleague Professor Michael Toney of the Department of Chemistry are adapting technology to make self-assembling protein scaffolds to combat coronavirus.
Jun 9, 2020, 1:25 PM
Message from the Physics Department chair, 6/9/2020
Jun 1, 2020, 4:41 PM
The Office of Research has announced a move to Phase 2 for research, starting Monday June 1. Continue reading for more information.
May 21, 2020, 1:44 PM
Recent graduate Daine Danielson has been awarded a Hertz Foundation Gradaute Fellowship. Daine earned his Applied Physics BS in winter 2017. He worked on neutrino research in Professor Bob Svoboda's…
Apr 23, 2020, 11:29 AM
Professor Tucker Jones has been named one of three 2020 Dean's Faculty Fellows in the College of Letters & Science at UC Davis. The program, instituted by former Dean Elizabeth Spiller, aims to…
Apr 16, 2020, 10:05 AM
Information about the Physics online offerings for Summer Sessions 2020.
Mar 26, 2020, 8:46 AM
Ryan Sanders, postdoctoral scholar working with Professor Tucker Jones in observational astronomy, was just named a Hubble Fellow.
Mar 15, 2020, 10:13 PM
There will be no in-person undergraduate courses at UC Davis at the start of spring term. Even if in-person instruction is allowed to restart mid-quarter, all students will be able to complete the…
Mar 12, 2020, 9:42 AM
Due to the COVID-19 recommendations made by campus, we have decided to cancel the in-person Graduate Recruitment Open House. Instead we will be hosting a virtual event. See this article for details.
Mar 11, 2020, 10:14 AM
Philip M. Yager, professor emeritus of physics, passed away March 1, 2020. He was 81. Phil Yager earned a PhD in physics from the University of California, San Diego, in 1973. He joined the…