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.
Their technique makes it possible to infer the macroscopic properties of materials based on their structural arrangements of atoms, which could guide how engineers build components for aircraft and other machines.
Antimatter catches a wave: Accelerating positrons with plasma is a step toward smaller particle colliders
The method may help lead to much smaller but more powerful linear electron-positron colliders — machines that could be used to understand the properties of nature’s fundamental building blocks.
The researchers reproduced the low-density conditions of space to help reveal how strongly dark energy interacts with normal matter.
Two UCLA astronomy professors are playing an important role in an international initiative to build the Cherenkov Telescope Array.
The astrophysicist is being honored by the UK academy for her 'acclaimed discoveries ... on the motions and nature of the stars orbiting the black hole in the centre of our Galaxy.'
“Hyperentanglement” allows each paired photons to carry much more data than was possible with previous methods.
Coherent diffractive imaging transforms the conventional view of microscopy by replacing the physical lens with a computational algorithm.
Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally, but stars and planets are made of particles, or matter, and not antiparticles, or antimatter. That asymmetry puzzled scientists for many years.