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THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING IN IT

The areas embraced by UCLA physics research span the range from the well-established disciplines of "big science," e.g. studying the Higgs Boson at the LHC, and frontier plasma science underpinning fusion energy to newly emerging fields such as the physics of neuroscience and quantum science.

In astronomy, UCLA faculty are pioneers in the areas of extra-solar system planets, galactic astronomy, and cosmology. This effort is uniquely enabled by the world-renowned capabilities in design and construction of infrared instrumentation by our Infrared Laboratory.

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Watch Prof. Alice Shapley's Faculty Research Lecture

Physics & Astronomy Commencement 2024


Latest News

Zvi Bern, a theoretical physicist, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
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Congratulations to the 24/25 physics recipients of the Dissertation Year Fellowship: Casey Michael O'Day Barkan, James Tyler Carbin, Chau Nguyen Dao, Richard Myers
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Congratulations to the 24/25 Astronomy and Astrophysics  recipients of the Dissertation Year Fellowship: Luke Michael Finnerty, William Lake, Jonathan William Lin, Thomas Schmidt
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Professor Hudson's group reports a breakthrough towards a nuclear clock
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