UC Irvine astronomers’ simulations support dark matter theory

The tests addressed the elusive matter’s existence despite it never having been observed

Los Alamos National Laboratory awards prestigious fellowship to UCI physicist

Researcher’s work will probe ‘elusive universe’ of neutrinos, dark matter and gravity

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 physicists play a leading role in an international quest to find sterile neutrinos

Collaboration produces most stringent test yet for existence of elusive particles

UCI astronomers analyze second-most distant quasar

Using three observatories on Maunakea in Hawaiʻi, astronomers at the University of Arizona have discovered the second-most distant quasar ever found. As part of an international effort to confirm and study the newly discovered object, a team at UCI and UC Santa Barbara used the Keck II 10-meter telescope to perform a spectroscopic analysis. The […]

UCI astronomers help implement new sky surveying tool to shed light on dark energy

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic eyes at the night sky for the first time recently to capture images showing its unique view of galaxy light. Mounted on a telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, DESI was designed to explore the mystery of dark energy, which […]

James Bullock to become new dean of UCI School of Physical Sciences

Noted cosmologist is currently chair of Department of Physics & Astronomy

Distant galaxy group contradicts common cosmological models, simulations

UCI, other astronomers find plane of dwarf satellites orbiting Centaurus A

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

Universe much brighter than thought, UCI, others find

UC Irvine cosmologist Asantha Cooray is co-author of new findings to be published Nov. 7 in the prestigious journal Science.