Department of Physics & Astronomy


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Dec. 14, 2009
Prof. Gail Hanson writes about the search for the Higgs boson at the LHC for APS Physics Tends

Nov. 10, 2009
UCR professor to discuss new frontier in research

Oct. 12, 2009
UCR physicists participate in research supported by DARPA and highlighted in Scientific American

Oct. 5, 2009
Paper co-authored by UCR physicist has been highlighted among exceptional papers from the Physical Review journals

Sep. 23, 2009
NSF CAREER Award for Prof. Tsai

Aug. 30, 2009
Press Enterprise story on Prof. Gillian Wilson's research

Aug. 24, 2009
Paper co-authored by UCR physicists has been chosen as the paper of the week by the Physical Review editors

July 26, 2009
UCR physicists observe and manipulate ripples in graphene, enabling novel strain-based graphene electronics

July 9, 2009
UCR Physicist Receives Highest Honor U.S. Government Bestows on Young Scientists or Engineers

July 7, 2009
Watch UCR astronomer Prof. Gillian Wilson talking about galaxy clusters

June 30, 2009
UCR astronomer leads international team studying galaxy formation and evolution in early history of the universe. More is here and here.

June 2009
UCR graduate student Robert Stringer has been awarded the CMS Achievement Award. A former UCR graduate Dr. Marina Giunta, now a postdoc at INFN/Bologna, is also a recipient of this award.

Mar. 16, 2009
Prof. Chandra Varma is awarded the 2009 ACIPA (American chapter of the Indian Physics Association) Distinguished Scholar Prize

Mar. 9, 2009
Research Team Co-Led by UCR Physicist Observes Production of Single Top Quarks, Fundamental Constituents of Matter

Jan. 26, 2009
Nobel Laureate Discusses How Advances in Science Are Made


Nov 24, 2008
Dr. Ann Heinson is elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society

Nov. 1-2, 2008
UCR Hosts California Condensed Matter Theory Meeting

Oct. 20, 2008
Open House at UCR Highlights Fun and Excitement in Physics and Astronomy

Sep. 25, 2008
Physics and Astronomy's First Open House

Sep. 24, 2008
NSF CAREER Award for Prof. Shtengel

Sep. 22, 2008
UCR helps take giant leap forward for quantum physics

Aug. 7-8, 2008
QuarkNet at UCR

Aug. 2, 2008
UCR Professors Reach Out to Area Schools to Spark Interest in Physics and Astronomy

Mar. 26, 2008
NSF CAREER Award for Prof. Lau

Feb. 20, 2008
Researchers from the University of California discover that a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern, known as graphene, exhibits far better thermal conductivity than carbon nanotubes

Feb. 12, 2008
UCR Physicists to Coach High School Students on Mysteries of Particle Physics


Dec. 20, 2007
UC Riverside Physicists Contribute to International State-of-the-art Detector Installed in Switzerland

Oct 25, 2007
Faculty Member Gabriela Canalizo Heads Research Pointing to Spectacular Collision of Galaxies

Oct 8, 2007
Cooperative Faculty Member Robert Haddon Wins the 2008 APS McGroddy Prize
Robert Haddon Home Page

Sep 14, 2007
Sheet of Carbon Atoms Acts Like a Billiard Table

Sep 13, 2007
Molecules of Positronium Observed in the Laboratory for the First Time

May 17, 2007
Prof. Canalizo Detects Two Supermassive Black Holes in Colliding Galaxies

Mar 28, 2007
Prof. Hanson Chosen as Top Physicist

Mar 28, 2007
NSF CAREER Award for Prof. Zandi

Feb 28, 2007
UCR Phyicists Mark Milestone in CMS project

Jan 16, 2007
Nobelist Sir Harry Kroto Gives Physics & Astronomy's Lawson Lecture


Dec 13, 2006

Dr. Heinson Finds New Way to Create Top Quarks

Nov 22, 2006
Profs. Córdova, Mohideen and Yarmoff elected Fellows of the AAAS

Aug 3, 2006
Technique Used Commonly in Physics Finds Application in Neuroscience

May 16, 2006
French-German Group Verifies High-Temperature Superconductivity Theory Proposed by Prof. Varma


December 14, 2005
Prof. Gary Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society for Contributions to the Experimental Study of Gluon Jets

December 7, 2005
Prof. Barish and Prof. Seto's Work on Strongly-interacting Quark-Gluon Plasma is AIP's Top Physics Story for 2005

December 7, 2005
Prof. Bartels Work on Molecules that Walk among AIP's Top 25 Physics Stories for 2005

November 9, 2005
Prof. Varma Named Fellow of the AAAS

October 31, 2005
Physicists offer new approach to studying antimatter

September 12, 2005
Prof. Zank Appointed Director of UC's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP)

August 9, 2005
Prof. Long wins DOE's Outstanding Junior Investigator Award

April 26, 2005
UCR Physicists part of BNL team that discovered "perfect" liquid thought to have existed when the Universe began

March 22, 2005
Prof. Kawakami chosen for NSF CAREER award

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