UC Santa Barbara Stephen Hawking

Remembering Stephen Hawking

UC Santa Barbara physicists reminisce about collaborating on many projects with the Cambridge legend.

UC Berkeley black hole

Some black holes erase your past

You could be freed into infinite futures — if you step into the right kind of black hole.

UC Santa Cruz neutron merger

A new era in astronomy: First observations of merging neutron stars

A UC Santa Cruz team provides the first-ever visual evidence of the source of gravitational waves.

UC Berkeley Barry Barish

UC Berkeley alum Barry Barish wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

His work on the discovery of gravitational waves helped prove Einstein's general theory of relativity right.

University of California eclipse

UC ‘eclipse addicts’ are ready for the big day

“This is something you will not forget to your dying day.”

Eclipse UC Berkeley

New app makes photographing the eclipse a snap

Be prepared for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

UCSF astronaut spacewalk

Traveling to Mars will wreak havoc on our bodies — can we prevent it?

Researchers explore how we can make the human body ready for prolonged space flight.

UC astronauts

3 UC alums in NASA’s Class of 2017 launch extraordinary careers

The new astronaut candidates head to Johnson Space Center to prepare to fulfill their lifelong dreams.

Natalie Batalha UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz alumna blasts into Time 100 list

Natalie Batalha's team has discovered nearly 4,000 planets in the cosmos, some of which may support life.

UC Davis Synestia

Something new in the stars

There's a new type of planetary object in town — a synestia.