Daniel Klein named 2016-17 Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member

Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Named for Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States, the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society was inaugurated on Thursday, September 15, 2005 with a simulcast ceremony held at Yale University and How...
Daniel Klein named 2016-17  Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member

Daniella C.Bardalez Gagliuffi named 2016-17 Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member

Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Named for Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States, the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society was inaugurated on Thursday, September 15, 2005 with a simulcast ceremony held at Yale University and Howard University. As the co-founding chapters, ...
Daniella C.Bardalez Gagliuffi named 2016-17  Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member

Mojegan Azadi named 2016-17 Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member

Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Named for Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States, the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society was inaugurated on Thursday, September 15, 2005 with a simulcast ceremony held at Yale University and How...
Mojegan Azadi named 2016-17  Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member

2016 Physics Nobel Prize Winner Duncan Haldane Gives Talk at UCSD

Duncan Haldane was Professor of Physics at UCSD from 1987 to 1990, during which time he did the research that resulted in the groundbreaking paper "Model for a Quantum Hall Effect  without Landau Levels", Physical Review Letters Vol. 61, p. 2015 (1988). The paper provided deep new insights into the role of topology in condensed matter, in particular leading to the recent discovery of a new class of quantum materials, "topological insulators". This paper, together with Haldane's pioneering work in the early 80'...
2016 Physics Nobel Prize Winner Duncan Haldane Gives Talk at UCSD

Study Discovers Fundamental Unit of Cell Size in Bacteria

Biologists have long known that bacteria grow faster and bigger when the quality of nutrients becomes better, a principle in microbial physiology known as the “growth law,” which describes the relationship between the average cell size of bacteria and how fast they grow. But the growth law has a major hole: It is unable to explain why bacteria divide when they reach a certain critical size, no matter how much or how little nutrients are available. By applying mathematical models to a large n...
Study Discovers Fundamental Unit of Cell Size in Bacteria

Oleg Shpyrko selected as a recipient of the 2016/17 Distinguished Teaching Award

The Distinguished Teaching Award is a prestigious award bestowed upon up to five members of the Academic Senate, three non-Senate faculty members, and three graduate students at UC San Diego each year. The Distinguished Teaching Award was created because UC San Diego faculty recognize the important role excellent teaching plays at the University. This Award is a tangible expression of UC San Diego's commitment to excellence in teaching and to ensuring that this commitment is maintained. The Committee on Distinguished Teaching seeks to se...
Oleg Shpyrko selected as a recipient of the 2016/17 Distinguished Teaching Award

UC San Diego astrophysicists contribute to major planet discovery

The announcement yesterday that NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope had revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star may be the biggest news of the year for the space agency. But it wasn't only big news at NASA's headquarters in Washington, D.C., where a press conference was held Wednesday afternoon to publicize the achievement. Physics professor Adam Burgasser and his team at UC San Diego's Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences played a contributing role in the discovery, which was detailed in a ...
UC San Diego astrophysicists contribute to major planet discovery

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Professors Tarun Grover and Jeremie Palacci as 2017 Sloan Fellows

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Professors Tarun Grover and Jeremie Palacci as 2017 Sloan Fellows. They are two of 126 talented young U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive this distinction. The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Read more about this at:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Professors Tarun Grover and Jeremie Palacci as 2017 Sloan Fellows

New Sally Ride Fellowship to Support Women in Physics

Professor Brian Keating and wife, Sarah, provide lead gift to launch fellowship. An explorer, scientist and public servant, the late astronaut Sally Ride dedicated her career to the betterment of human kind. At UC San Diego, where Ride served as a professor, a new graduate fellowship established in her name aims to inspire future generations of boundary-breaking physicists who will contribute to the public good. UC San Diego physics professor Brian Keating and his wife, Sarah Price-Keating, have provided a $50,000 lead gift to fund ...
New Sally Ride Fellowship to Support Women in Physics

5 UC San Diego Physics Researchers named 2016 APS Fellows

Five physicists at the University of California San Diego have been named 2016 Fellows of the American Physical Society, a distinct honor of professional achievement from the nation's largest society of physicists. Richard Averitt, Jose Boedo, Brian Keating, Wouter-Jan Rappel and Massimo Vergassola were honored by the society this week for "exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise," which can include "outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions...
5 UC San Diego Physics Researchers named 2016 APS Fellows