Physical Sciences

Climate change could cause “disaster” in the world’s oceans, say UC Irvine scientists

Deep overturning circulation collapses with strong warming

Carbon dioxide pollution dropped on California freeways during pandemic

UCI researchers’ results could help cities curb future greenhouse gas emissions

UCI physicist proposes new experiment to detect dark matter in our solar system

SpaceQ mission involves atomic clocks on spacecraft placed close to the sun

UCI-led astronomers capitalize on early access to James Webb Space Telescope data

Advanced instruments aid in development of coherent picture of extragalactic nucleus

Francisco Javier Mercado

Unlocking potential

Cal-Bridge offers funding and mentors to promising undergrads seeking Ph.Ds in science

Desiré Whitmore Ph.D. '11

Laser-focused on science education

Desiré Whitmore, also known as LaserChick, is a physicist and advocate for underrepresented groups in STEM

James Bullock

Exploring vast galaxies

Three questions with UCI astrophysicist James Bullock, recent chair of the James Webb Space Telescope Users Committee

Decarbonization leads to more equable air quality in California

UCI study shows how climate mitigation options would affect health of various communities

Nobel laureate David MacMillan, Ph.D. ’96, (right) visits UCI in May, enabling a reunion with his Ph.D. advisor Larry Overman, UCI Distinguished Professor emeritus, and Vy Dong, UCI professor of chemistry

A Nobel journey

Personal reflections of Nobel recipient, UCI alumnus David MacMillan, Ph.D. ’96, who won the prize in chemistry in October 2021

UCI researchers awarded $7.5 million for environmental justice initiative

NSF funding will support diversification, community engagement in Earth system science