How star systems function in heavy traffic

A UC Santa Cruz grad student looks beyond the reach of the farthest telescopes to glean insights into what makes our own corner of the universe unique.

 composite image of the “bullet cluster,” a galaxy cluster formed by a collision of two clusters.

3 knowns and 3 unknowns about dark matter

While we can’t see dark matter, we are learning more about it. Berkeley Lab breaks it down.

UC Santa Barbara SETI

Across the universe

A UC Santa Barbara scientist sends new signals using light to find extraterrestrial life.

Simons Observatory

$40 million observatory to search for signals from the Big Bang

A UC collaboration wants to understand the first moments of the universe.

We are not alone - there are germs in space, too

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is studying bacteria aboard the International Space Station.

UC San Diego space red

‘Ultracool’ dwarf star hosts three potentially habitable planets

A UC San Diego physicist has broken new ground in the search for life beyond Earth.

Berkeley black hole research

Supermassive black holes may be lurking everywhere in the universe

UC Berkeley astronomers find a giant surprise in space.

UC Riverside dwarf galaxy

Dark matter satellites trigger massive starbursts

UC Riverside professor explains star formation observed in dwarf galaxies.

UCLA Grad Slam winner Gary Li

Engineer wins 2016 UCLA Grad Slam to move onto UC-wide finals

Graduate student will represent the campus at systemwide competition of three-minute, TED-talks style presentations of research.

UC Irvine fusion

UC Irvine alums approach the goal of fusion power

Their experimental reactor may be the most viable avenue yet to a limitless, carbon-neutral energy source.