Physical Sciences

Gregory Weiss

Young scientists of the world unite

Global Young Academy, co-chaired by UCI chemist Gregory Weiss, supports, gives voice to world’s junior researchers.

Plant predator

Plants, insects wage garden war

Plants that grow rapidly have poor internal defenses against pests. So it’s ladybugs, and others, to the rescue.

Blog explains science behind the weather

UCI Earth science graduate students created a blog that predicts and explains the science behind Orange County weather.

Rafe Day

‘Parts Dude’ creates chemistry

Rafe Day, a technician with Down syndrome, is important to the mix in physical sciences lab

UCI students show their spirit

Homecoming adds up to fun

A by-the-numbers description of UC Irvine’s homecoming festivities tells all.

Randy Black

Grant writer extraordinaire

Randy Black’s way with words has earned UCI millions in research grants and earned him a Living Our Values Award.

Glacier in West Greenland

Warmer ocean speeding Greenland glacier melt

Glaciers in West Greenland are melting 100 times more rapidly at their end points beneath the ocean than they are at their surfaces, according to a UC Irvine/NASA study.

E-Week activities

Restoring math and science excellence

Summit aims to boost student interest, achievement in science, technology, engineering, math.

Telescope tuner’s focus: sharper images

UCI physicist Gary Chanan focuses on fine-tuning the world’s largest telescopes.

Veteran student pictures a better life

Camera in hand, Gilberto Cardenas has chronicled his journey from soldier to undergrad researcher. His photographs have appeared in international scientific journals.