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Honoring a UC San Diego Landmark and Its Lasting Impact on Physics

September 8, 2022

Is there magic in the walls of Mayer Hall? This is the question Oleg Shpyrko, chair of the Department of Physics at UC San Diego, asked the audience gathered for a daylong series of events to celebrate the building’s designation as a historical site by the APS.

UC San Diego Receives $1.3M from W. M. Keck Foundation to Study Origins of Dementia

August 16, 2022

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have received a $1.3 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for a project that could help scientists better understand the role misfolded tau proteins play in causing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, which may lead to more effective

Researchers Take First-Ever Cryo-EM Images of Nitrogenase in Action

July 28, 2022

For the first time, researchers at UC San Diego report near-atomic-resolution snapshots of nitrogenase during catalysis using cryoEM. The results were published in the journal Science.

Professor of Chemistry Neal Devaraj Named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow

July 28, 2022

Neal K. Devaraj, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego, has been named a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by the Department of Defense (DOD). Devaraj was one of only nine selected fellows, and the first from UC San Diego since 2015.

The Outer Limits: Future Economic Growth in the Face of Diminishing Resources

July 21, 2022

In the face of diminishing finite resources, UC San Diego Professor of Physics Thomas Murphy believes our current trajectory of economic growth is unable to continue much longer.

Olga Dudko Receives Prestigious Simons Investigator Award

July 5, 2022

UC San Diego Professor of Physics Olga Dudko has been named a 2022 Simons Investigator, one of the most prestigious awards for a theoretical research scientist. Dudko is a theoretical physicist whose work seeks to establish unifying physical principles in biology.

Taking Care of Business: Female Alumni Chart Their Own Paths to Success

June 30, 2022

UC San Diego is a place of intersections, including the multidisciplinary nature of research that allows students and faculty to put discrete areas of study together in new and compelling ways, such as engineering and medicine or chemistry and public health.

Triton Women Leaders Share Four Secrets to Success

March 31, 2022

In recognition of Women’s Herstory Month this March at UC San Diego, we asked four women leaders to share their leadership journey as well as four tips for those who aspire to grow in their career.

Shelley Wright Named 2022 SETI Institute Drake Award Recipient

March 29, 2022

UC San Diego Associate Professor of Physics Shelley Wright will receive the 2022 Drake Award from the SETI Institute. Wright will be recognized for her decades-long work in the field of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).

Unstable Molecule Clicks with Synthetic Strategy

March 25, 2022

Capitalizing on the diagonal relationship between phosphorus and carbon, researchers at the University of California San Diego report binding diphosphorus to a single metal ion center through coordination chemistry, something that had historically remained elusive.

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