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.
A team led by engineers from UCLA and Columbia University controlled light at tiny lengths around 500 nanometers — smaller than the light’s own wavelength — by using random crystal lattice structures.
The technique, developed by researchers from UCLA and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, shows promise in powering the next generation of particle accelerators.
The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources' recent approval of a sublease moves the University of California and UCLA a step closer to peering deeper into the cosmos than ever before.
While both planets are rocky with iron cores, the complex dynamics of Mercury's interior create an unusual magnetic field that is three times stronger at its northern hemisphere than its southern one.
A $1.2 million gift from the foundation of late UCLA professor and Nobel laureate Julian Schwinger will enable UCLA to offer fellowships to the world's best physics students.
A new method for super-cooling molecules could be a key step in the development of quantum computing.