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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 2023


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The recent work on jet charge by Scientist Andrew Larakoski, former undergrad Jinghong Yang, and Prof. Zhongbo Kang has been selected as Editors’ Suggestion in Physical Review Letters.
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Prof. Shenshen Wang and former grad student Hongda Jiang explained, in a pair of works, why antibody-producing cells physically learn and collectively remember the pathogens.
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GLASS-JWST team, led by Prof Tommaso Treu confirms most distant cosmic structure known
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Following his election to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Professor Karoly Holczer delivered his acceptance lecture on April 26, 2023.
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Events

THU
JUN
01
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • PAB 1-434
Vidya Madhavan
UIUC

Visualizing Helical Tunneling of Dirac Fermions
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

FRI
JUN
02
  • 11:30AM to 12:30PM
  • PAB 4-330 / Via Zoom
FRI
JUN
09
  • 11:30AM to 12:30PM
  • PAB 4-330 / Via Zoom
Bruce A. Remington
National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

New regimes of materials science at ultrahigh pressures and densities*
Plasma Seminar