With $160,000 from the National Science Foundation, Jeff Barrett and colleagues are combing through, scanning and preserving documents they hope will shed light on how to understand measurement as a consistent physical process in quantum mechanics - one of physics' most debated puzzles that Everett believed he had solved as a graduate student.
After more than one year of repairs, the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is back on track to create high-energy particle collisions and yield extraordinary insights into the nature of the physical universe. Eight UC Irvine scientists are involved.
Electronic devices could create significant environmental and health problems after they are thrown away. UC Irvine researchers are working with engineers, manufacturers and public health officials to find solutions.