Physical Sciences

UC Irvine researchers awarded grants by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Funding supports research into advanced biological tissue imaging technologies

UC Irvine scientists make breakthrough in quantum materials research

The advance will allow researchers to transform everyday materials into conductors for use in quantum computers

An artist's rendering of a solar system depicted as a group of ducklings orbiting their mother.

UC Irvine-led team unravels mysteries of planet formation, evolution in distant solar system

Astronomers analyze masses, orbital properties and atmospheric features of six exoplanets

Researchers find exoplanet that appears to be too big for its sun

UCI astronomer says the discovery scrambles solar system models

UCI’s highly cited researchers, as determined by Clarivate, are (from left, top row) Amir AghaKouchak, James S. Bullock, Steven J. Davis and Candice Odgers; (middle row) Greg J. Duncan, Susan M. O’Brien, James T. Randerson, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou and Nosratola D. Vaziri; (bottom row) Xiaoqing Pan, Vojislav Stamenkovic, Julian F. Thayer and Huolin Xin.

13 UCI faculty members make prestigious list of highly cited researchers

Clarivate designation includes those who have ‘demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field’

Mathematician awarded Barry Prize for Distinguished Intellectual Achievement

Svetlana Jitomirskaya, UCI adjunct professor of mathematics, has received a 2023 Barry Prize from the American Academy of Sciences and Letters in recognition of intellectual excellence and courage. The prize was awarded recently by academy President Donald W. Landry of Columbia University and Chairman of the Board Sanjeev R. Kulkarni of Princeton University in a […]

Franklin Dollar, assistant professor of physics and astronomy.

UC Irvine professor to help design the most powerful laser in the world

The NSF-funded effort would help the U.S. to reclaim lead in laser technology

Melting in a cast iron pan is a pat of butter derived through a chemical process.

UC Irvine-led science team shows how to eat our way out of the climate crisis

Researchers explore the benefits of producing farm-free food

NASA funds UC Irvine-led mission to record changes in Antarctica’s ice sheet

Researchers will use data from upcoming and existing international satellite missions

Greenland is dotted with frozen meltwater lakes such as the one above, photographed during a NASA expedition in 2012.

Ice sheet surface melt is accelerating in Greenland and slowing in Antarctica

UC Irvine-led researchers identify contributions of downslope winds and ozone layer