In her talk, the UCLA astrophysicist answers the question, “How do you observe something you can’t see?” among many others.
The association, which is the world’s largest scientific society, honored the UCLA faculty members for their efforts to advance science or its applications.
Nobel Prize winner Andrea Ghez will deliver the event’s keynote talk, focusing on her research about black holes.
The director of the Keck Observatory writes about how the UCLA astrophysicist overcame the doubters en route to her Nobel Prize.
Ghez, who received the prize for her research into black holes, is the eighth UCLA faculty member to be named a Nobel laureate.
A team led by physics professor Chris Regan has succeeded in building thermoelectric coolers with a total volume of 1 cubic micrometer.
During his career, he contributed to general relativity, the theory of weak interactions and models for elementary particles based on the mathematical description of knots.
Researchers will work to create super-powerful computers that harness the mysterious behavior of particles at the subatomic level.
Scientists are not predicting that a volcanic eruption or earthquake is imminent, but the study revealed uncommon activity for the region.
In recent years the department has been trying to make labs more engaging; safer-at-home orders demonstrated the benefits of letting students design their own experiments.
Peccei and a colleague theorized a symmetry that predicts the existence of very light particles called axions, which may be the dominant source of mass in the universe.
Margaret Kivelson has been recognized by the Royal Society, Harvard University and University of Leicester.
Researchers used a new technology called scanning atomic electron tomography, which they developed.
The society is the premier organization of professional astronomers in North America.
The object is a magnetic structure that covers an enormous region of some 160 light-years.
A new method used to study planets’ geochemistry implies that Earth is not unique.
Five professors who fled the Nazis brought a new way of thinking to UCLA.
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.