Physics News

May 10, 2018, 11:22 AM
Physics Faculty Richard Scalettar was awarded the 2018 Charles P. Nash Prize. The award acknowledges achievement in and commitment to promoting shared governance in keeping with Charlie Nash's efforts…
May 8, 2018, 11:38 AM
Jaroslav Trnka, Assistant Professor of Physics, has received a UC Davis Creativity-Innovation Award to support his research proposal "Quantum Scattering”
Apr 17, 2018, 5:08 PM
The UC Davis College of Letters and Science is inviting alumni and friends to add their support on Give Day, April 20, 2018. As part of the Give Day effort, QMAP has set a goal to reach $10,000 in…
Apr 9, 2018, 4:29 PM
There's a packed schedule of events put on by the Physics Department for Picnic Day this year, including public talks by our faculty members, a room filled with cool physics demos, and of course, the…
Apr 8, 2018, 5:00 PM
On Monday, April 16th at 4:10pm, there will be a special Physics colloquium: "Superconductors: New and Old" by Bob Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus, UC Berkeley, former President of the University of…
Mar 28, 2018, 2:36 PM
UC Davis Physics Professor Bob Svoboda is helping to lead the project, WATer Cherenkov Monitor of ANtineutrino, with the goal of developing tools to help prevent proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Feb 7, 2018, 10:15 AM
The Big Throughput Camera was designed and built by a team led by Gary Bernstein and UC Davis Physics Professor Tony Tyson while he was at Bell Labs (Tony Tyson came to UC Davis in 2005).
Jan 10, 2018, 10:39 AM
Physics is one of the top 10 graduate programs at UC Davis. With over 450 applications to our graduate program for Fall 2017 admission, an advanced degree in Physics was in high demand.
Oct 16, 2017, 3:24 PM
For the first time, astronomers have observed a celestial event through both conventional telescopes and gravitational waves.
Aug 15, 2017, 8:39 AM
Researchers at the University of California in collaboration with Stanford University have found firm evidence of the Majorana fermion, a long sought-after particle that acts as its own antiparticle.
Aug 14, 2017, 5:30 PM
Astronomers have spied the short-lived blue glow from a giant companion star struck by a spectacular supernova. The discovery offers compelling evidence for a leading theory about the origin of Type…
Apr 11, 2017, 10:49 AM
Astronomers led by Austin Hoag, a UC Davis graduate student, have discovered one of the most distant galaxies in the universe.
Mar 13, 2017, 2:48 PM
Physics graduate student Cina Aghamohammadi was awarded the 2017 Biruni Prize by the Iranian-American Physics Network (IrAP). The award is part of the IrAP long term plan for promoting and recognizing…
Feb 13, 2017, 12:50 PM
Jim Crutchfield is part of a collaboration with Intel Corp and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs’ NERSC supercomputer center that is co-developing algorithms to model and predict climate on one of the…
Jan 27, 2017, 11:35 AM
Astronomers have just made a new measurement of the Hubble constant, the rate at which the universe is expanding, and it doesn’t quite line up with a different estimate of the same number.
Jan 13, 2017, 5:30 PM
The honor recognizes outstanding scholarship and academic contributions to the campus.
Jan 13, 2017, 5:24 PM
Congratulations to Austin Hoag for being selected for the Graduate Student Travel Award offered by the Graduate Studies Office! The call for Graduate Studies Travel Award applications are every Fall…
Jan 10, 2017, 11:17 AM
With great sadness we report the passing of Sr Lecturer SOE Emeritus Wendell Potter.
Dec 29, 2016, 4:45 PM
Solid (the departmental mail server) will be down for maintenance from 4:00 PM Thursday, 12/29/2016 until the early morning (approximately 3:00 AM) on Friday, 12/30/2016. For more information see…
Dec 6, 2016, 5:26 PM
QMAP will host this week-long conference at UC Davis from December 12 to December 16, 2016.