Physics News

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…
Mar 4, 2020, 8:34 AM
The American Physical Society recently profiled December Martin, who earned her Physics BS degree from UC Davis in 2000. As the APS piece describes, she went on to a career in biotechnology and has…
Mar 2, 2020, 2:51 PM
The Crocker Nuclear Laboratory Cyclotron has been operating for over 50 years, but it’s still finding useful and exciting applications in the 21st Century.
Jan 22, 2020, 2:18 PM
Victoria Strait has received a Graduate Student Travel Award from the Office of Graduate Studies.
Jan 6, 2020, 4:15 PM
Read the Fall 2019 Department of Physics Newsletter.
Dec 4, 2019, 3:52 PM
UC Davis Physics Adjunct Professor Kai Liu was recently elected Fellow of the AAAS. The full list of elected fellows is available at…
Dec 4, 2019, 3:06 PM
Eric Prebys, Professor of Physics and Director of the UC Davis Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, is leading a project to develop a new tool based on synthetic diamond semiconductors that will be used to…
Nov 14, 2019, 2:21 PM
Softball team “Bad News Bosons,” which has a long history with members of the Physics Department, recently won a tournament in Sacramento that consisted of league winners from all over the greater…
Oct 23, 2019, 2:39 PM
Graduate student Geoff Chen, Professor Chris Fassnacht, and colleagues published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society describing their work on estimating the Hubble constant.
Oct 22, 2019, 4:53 PM
Dr. Gong Chen, Project Scientist in the UC Davis Physics Department, submitted his Spin polarized LEEM image to the Molecular Foundry nanoscience research facility at Berkeley Lab as part of their…