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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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HRL Laboratories and Professor Jason Petta Awarded Grant to Advance Quantum Computing
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Are there bright galaxies in the early universe?
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Prof Malkan and Prof Naoz have been elected fellows of the American Astronomical society
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UCLA Astronomer R. Michael Rich and Professor Harriet Buckley (U. Durham/Utrecht University) will be awarded honorary doctor of  science degrees from Lund University in Sweden on May 31, 2024.  Rich is recognized for his work on the inner Milky Wa...
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Events

THU
FEB
29
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • PAB 1-434
Bradley Siwick
McGill University

Shining New Light on Material Properties: Structure and Dynamics with Ultrafast Electron Microscopes
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

FRI
MAR
01
  • 12:30PM to 1:30PM
  • PAB 4-330 and on Zoom
Jack Hare
MIT

Pulsed-Power-Driven Plasma Physics at MIT
Plasma Seminar

THU
MAR
07
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • PAB 1-434
Wick Haxton
U.C. Berkeley

Open questions in Neutrino Physics
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium