Physics News

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 and…
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…
Apr 17, 2015, 1:32 PM
Mobile Sites & Apps: Experimental & Innovation
Apr 16, 2015, 1:22 PM
Physics is Fun! April 18, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Roessler Hall 168 A room filled with demos showing cool physics and some applications to modern technology. Informal and staffed by volunteers.
Mar 25, 2015, 1:27 PM
February was Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month and We Are Aggie Pride planned activities throughout the month to help students in need.
Mar 13, 2015, 1:36 PM
Sequestration of Vacuum Energy and the End of the Universe Nemanja Kaloper and Antonio Padilla Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 101302 – Published 10 March 2015
Mar 2, 2015, 11:00 AM
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time spotted four images of the same distant exploding star, arranged in an “Einstein’s Cross,” a cross-shape pattern created by the…
Feb 26, 2015, 11:32 AM
Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi has heartily endorsed the nominations of 22 staff members as UC Davis stars in the second annual campuswide STAR Award Program. The Chancellor’s STAR Awards — STAR stands…
Feb 25, 2015, 1:32 PM
Recipient, Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, Alfred H. and Marie E. Gibeling Fellowship, Dissertation Year Fellowship, and the Graduate Research Mentorship
Feb 25, 2015, 1:32 PM
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the…