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.

UC San Diego Kelly astronaut

3…2…1: UC San Diego readies next steps in twin astronaut study

Observation of identical twins – one on earth, one in space – advances NASA’s preparations for mission to Mars.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory WFIRST

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley scientists lead new space telescope project

NASA's WFIRST will explore mysteries of dark energy, hunt for distant planets, retrace universe's history during 6-year mission.

Theia and earth

Moon was produced by a head-on collision between Earth and a forming planet

UCLA research reconstructs massive crash, which took place 4.5 billion years ago.

UCSD physics role models

Star role models at UC San Diego

As the number of women interested in majoring in physics increases, three new professors hope to open doors.

UC Riverside physicist Miguel Aragón-Calvo uses 3D-printing technology to understand how the universe has evolved.

The universe in your hand

UC Riverside physicist uses 3D-printing technology to understand how the cosmos has evolved.

Mars ring

Mars will lose its largest moon, but gain a ring

Phobos will likely slowly lose orbit and be shredded into pieces that will surround the red planet.


A simpler way to define what makes a planet

Professor's new approach classifies 99 percent of all known exoplanets.

tidal disruption

How a black hole swallows a star

New observations via X-ray telescopes confirm theory of 'tidal disruptions' that rip stars apart.