physics & astronomy

UC Irvine physicists discover first transformable nano-scale electronic devices

The finding has potential to fundamentally change the nature of these items

‘Terminator zones’ on distant planets could harbor life, UC Irvine astronomers say

These in-between regions could be prime sites for liquid water

Astrophysicist Gregory Benford

Addressing climate change: plants instead of plants?

Rather than an industrial solution to excess atmospheric carbon dioxide, a retired UCI physicist looks to nature

California approves $5 million to fund diversity in science and technology education

Cal-Bridge Program aims to diversify the state’s public university faculty and tech workforce

Astronomers begin scientific mission with NEID spectrometer

UCI scientists will use instrument to detect and classify exoplanets

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument team begins 3D mapping of universe

UCI astronomers help gather and study data from more than 30 million galaxies

Research team including UCI astronomer finds earliest, most distant known quasar

A team of researchers including a UCI astronomer has discovered the most distant known quasar. Named J0313-1806, the object is 1,000 times more luminous than the Milky Way, and the black hole from which it emanates is 1.6 billion times more massive than the sun. The researchers, led by astronomers from the University of Arizona, […]

Arianna’s long path to the stars

UCI astrophysicist faces the universe’s darkness with help from those around her and from the stars above her

Extragalactic pioneer

UCI astronomer will be one of the first to conduct research with the world’s premier space telescope


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