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astronomy

National Science Foundation awards UCI $1 million for physics scholarships

Multidimensional support to increase retention, especially among low-income students

UCI’s Trimble attends announcement of LIGO gravitational wave discovery

UCI astronomer and physicist Virginia Trimble was a special guest at the National Science Foundation’s major announcement Feb. 12 of the long-sought detection of gravitational waves, a key part of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Trimble was invited by agency director France Cordova to serve as an independent expert on the panel, reflecting their […]

Hubble Space Telescope

Parsing photons in the infrared, UCI-led astronomers uncover signs of earliest galaxies

Hubble Space Telescope data, new statistical method instrumental to research project

Siddharth Parameswaran wins NSF CAREER Award

Siddharth Parameswaran, a UCI assistant professor of physics & astronomy, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award that comes with more than $500,000 to support his research in condensed matter physics.

Space debris

Researchers propose zapping space debris with laser

Planet Earth is surrounded. Thousands of tons of dangerous space debris circles in low orbit, threatening serious damage, even death, if any were to strike the International Space Station. A proposal by a research team that includes UC Irvine could be the answer. In a paper published Friday, April 24, the scientists describe a device […]

On the cutting edge of the cosmos

Recent astronomical discoveries confirm UCI researchers’ role as galactic groundbreakers

Steven White

Quantum leaper

Acclaimed for a breakthrough algorithm, physicist Steven White is now first to model a new state of matter.

James Bullock

UCI cosmologist gives TV audiences a tour of Milky Way

Cosmologist and TV co-host James Bullock helps people see the really big picture — from the Milky Way to the farthest reaches of the universe. He’s one of the “bright young stars” in his field.

James Bullock

UCI’s galactic tour guide

James Bullock thinks bigger than most. Growing up in Toledo, Ohio, he wasn’t particularly fascinated by stars. He believes he first noticed the night sky at his grandparents’ North Carolina farm, but he’s not sure. What interests the UC Irvine professor of physics & astronomy is the whole shebang — the entire universe. “A cosmologist […]

New windows into space

Researchers in UC Irvine’s Center for Cosmology are opening new windows into space and finding lost matter and bright galaxies.