Science & Technology

'Body Electric,' by Simon Penny and Malcolm McIver

DAC ’09 links culture, technology

Prestigious conference brings 100 presenters to UC Irvine in subjects ranging from informatics to science and technology studies, and from media studies to digital art and design.

UCI's Digital Media & Learning Research Hub

Digital media & learning hub under way

Digital media use is transforming the way young people learn, UCI researcher Mizuko “Mimi” Ito has found, and schools should take note.

Dr. Jae Chang

On the case with the blood detective

UCI hematologist Dr. Jae Chang employs medical sleuthing skills to identify rare blood disorders.

Dr. Homayoon Sanati

Treating cancer in older adults

Geriatric oncologist Dr. Homayoon Sanati decries the underrepresentation of seniors in clinical trials. He’s working with his UCI colleagues to provide a solution.

Jeff Barrett

A quantum leap forward?

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.

The ATLAS portion of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

A new physics frontier

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.

Oladele Ogunseitan and Jean-Daniel Saphores

Solving the e-waste dilemma

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.

UCI's Aaron Barth

Black hole patrol

UC Irvine’s Aaron Barth, physics & astronomy associate professor, will speak on “Supermassive Black Holes in Galaxies” as part of the 2009-10 Discover the Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series.

The mummy of Esankh

The mummy’s curse: hardened arteries

A UCI study shows that hardening of the arteries has been detected in Egyptian mummies as old as 3,500 years, suggesting that factors causing heart attacks and strokes are not solely byproducts of modern times.

Shane Stephens-Romero

Seeing fuels’ effects down the road

UCI computer model foresees effects of alternative transportation fuels.