Does the physicist’s theory tell the full story? A detailed analysis of a star’s orbit near supermassive black hole gives a look into how gravity behaves.
On May 31, 1929, police motorcycles led a colorful motorcade of trucks and student cars west into the future.
The awards honor Julian Schwinger, who was considered one of the 20th century’s preeminent physics scholars.
Their answers point to breakthroughs that are improving daily lives, preserving the health of the planet and revealing the mysteries of the universe.
The gift will help establish a graduate fellowship and name a dedicated study space for chemistry and biochemistry students.
UCLA research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first proof that a single material can be both static and moving.
The UCLA study could eventually have applications in medicine, food science and other fields.
UCLA Ph.D. student Andy Tay writes about a crucial a challenge to long-distance space travel — overcoming the long-term effects of microgravity on our bodies.
UCLA physics professor Joseph Rudnick recalls his father's bold experiment and result that verified a later theory that won three other physicists the 2016 Nobel Prize.
The Marian Group formulates theoretical models of how materials will behavior under conditions that are nearly impossible to physically replicate, such as ultrafast heating, high-dose irradiation or very fast deformation rates.
Researchers precisely measured the coordinates of more than 23,000 atoms in a technologically important material.
UCLA’s Jonathan Aurnou and collaborators in Marseille, France, demonstrated that the planet’s jets likely extend thousands of miles below its visible atmosphere.
UCLA mathematicians ‘cheat physics’ to produce stunning visual effects.
The new observations confirm a long-standing theory that stars are copious producers of heavy elements.
Multicolored laser light could be used to cool atoms of hydrogen or carbon to nearly absolute zero, allowing scientists to study chemical reactions at the quantum scale.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz spoke with UCLA leaders and researchers in engineering and physics this morning and toured two laboratories on campus that receive support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Professor Pietro Musumeci, James Rosenzweig and William Barletta will conduct beam generation and beam dynamics research.
The cutting-edge project that includes renowned scientists will tackle major challenges in the physical sciences, life sciences and engineering.
New research demonstrates that ions subjected to buffer gas cooling never truly cool down to the temperature of the surrounding gas.
Bhaumik, a native of West Bengal, India, played a key role in developing the technology that paved the way for Lasik eye surgery.
A highly respected scholar with expertise in space plasma physics, Ashour-Abdalla also had a passion for teaching.
Jura played a major role in advancing scholarship in his field and in shaping UCLA’s Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics over the course of four decades.
The algorithm helps computers “see” features of objects that aren’t visible using standard imaging techniques.
To create the super-strong but lightweight metal, scientists found a new way to disperse and stabilize nanoparticles in molten metals.
Terahertz waves can be used to analyze plastics, clothing, semiconductors and works of art without damaging them and to investigate the formation of stars, among other applications.