UCI team that discovered how to unboil eggs awarded 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry

UCI chemist Greg Weiss and his team received the 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry Sept. 17 at the 25th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard University. A parody of the Nobel Prizes, these humorous awards honor scientific research that “makes you laugh, then think.” Weiss’ Ig Nobel is in recognition of his group’s breakthrough technique of unboiling an egg with […]

50th Anniversary Book

Test your UCI IQ

50th anniversary publication reveals little-known facts about campus’s bright past, brilliant future

Irwin “Ernie” Rose

Nobel laureate Irwin Rose dead at 88

Nobel laureate and former UC Irvine biochemist Irwin “Ernie” Rose, who did groundbreaking work on enzymes critical to breaking down and disposing of unwanted proteins in plants and animals, has died. He was 88. Family members said he died in his sleep early Tuesday in Deerfield, Mass.

UCI nuclear fusion pioneer Norman Rostoker dies at 89

UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, the father of breakthrough clean nuclear fusion energy techniques via plasma-based accelerators, died on Christmas Day in Irvine, Calif. He was 89.

Researcher testing air pollution in the Middle East

Hazy road to Mecca

Severe air pollution spikes during yearly pilgrimage, UCI and others find

Leymah Gbowee

‘Victories out of victimhood’

Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee discusses women and war in Living Peace Series appearance

President Obama celebrates class of 2014

He punctuates speech on climate change with hearty “Zot! Zot! Zot!”

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN

Scientists celebrate their roles in physics Nobel

Eight UCI physics & astronomy professors are involved in Higgs boson data analysis

Nobelist F. Sherwood Rowland (right) and chemistry chair Donald Blake

Perfect chemistry

The first person Donald Blake met when he walked into UC Irvine’s chemistry department in 1978 was F. Sherwood Rowland, clad in shorts and sandals, a towering 6 feet 5 inches tall. Rowland, department chair, was considering the UCLA senior for a graduate position.   “We talked about lots of things, and in the end […]