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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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Congratulations to Professor Michael Gutperle, who was named a 2024 Physical Review Oustanding Referree!
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Congratulations to graduate student Casey Li, for their receipt of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
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Congratulations to undergraduate Jessica Pan, for her receipt of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
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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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Events

THU
MAY
30
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • PAB 1-434
Katsushi Arisaka
Elegant Mind Club at UCLA

The Quest for Conscious AI
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

FRI
MAY
31
  • 12:30PM to 1:30PM
  • PAB 4-330 and on Zoom
THU
JUN
06
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • PAB 1-434