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UC San Diego Ranked 8th Globally for Most Influential Researchers

November 22, 2022

The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional researchers who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. UC San Diego ranks 8th in the world for 2022.

UC San Diego Researchers Show Molecules Change Their Behaviors Under a Polariton Leader

November 17, 2022

UC San Diego Professors of Chemistry Wei Xiong and Joel Yuen Zhou show unambiguously that chemical reactions only occur with polaritons not dark modes.

Eight UC San Diego Researchers Among ‘1,000 Best Female Scientists in the World’

November 10, 2022

Eight researchers from UC San Diego are listed in the first-ever ranking of the “1,000 Best Female Scientists in the World” by research.com, an analytics platform that advocates for improved research quality and also ranks universities, scholarly journals and academic conferences.

Schmidt Futures Announces UC San Diego as Partner of $148M Initiative Accelerating AI Use in Science

October 26, 2022

UC San Diego has been selected to join the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, a program of Schmidt Futures, to accelerate the next scientific revolution by applying AI to research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Theoretical Physicist Olga Dudko Named American Physical Society Fellow

October 21, 2022

Olga Dudko, professor of Physics at the University of California San Diego, has been named an American Physical Society (APS) Fellow. The fellowship is a distinct honor — each year, no more than 0.5% of APS’s membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of fellow.

UC San Diego Researchers Named Recipients of NIH New Innovator Awards

October 18, 2022

Two early career researchers at the University of California San Diego have been named recipients of the 2022 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award from the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.

Physicists Receive $12.6M From Department of Energy to Continue Exploring Next-Generation Computing

September 28, 2022

Through a highly competitive process, the Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $12.6 million in renewed funding for Quantum Materials for Energy Efficient Neuromorphic Computing (Q-MEEN-C) — led by the University of California San Diego.

The Unlimited Possibility of Human Imagination

September 26, 2022

The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego brings together scientists, artists and engineers to better understand, enhance and encourage imagination.

For the Love of Peanut Butter

September 26, 2022

Brittany Merrill Yeng '09, MS '10 takes on an American classic. This story was published in the Fall 2022 issue of UC San Diego Magazine.

A Sea Change for Plastic Pollution: New Material Biodegrades in Ocean Water

September 22, 2022

Seeking solutions to counteract a rapid rise in plastic trash, scientists at UC San Diego have developed biodegradable material that is designed to replace conventionally used plastic. In a new study, an interdisciplinary team of researchers has shown that the material biodegrades in seawater.
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