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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.

Evolve… Innovate… Repeat: Scientists Peel Back the Layers of Virus-Host Evolution and Innovation

July 12, 2022

Scientists have uncovered an intriguing new understanding of how viruses and the hosts they infect evolve new innovations to outcompete each other. Culminating a 10-year research effort, the researchers tracked the way fitness landscapes constantly change in the ongoing struggle for survival.

Awash in Potential: Wastewater Provides Early Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Virus

July 7, 2022

Scientists and physicians at UC San Diego and Scripps Research describe how wastewater sequencing provided dramatic new insights into levels and variants of SARS-CoV-2 on campus and in the broader community — a key step to public health interventions in advance of COVID-19 case surges.

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.

UC San Diego Atmospheric Chemist Kim Prather Elected to American Philosophical Society

June 14, 2022

Kimberly Prather has been elected to the American Philosophical Society. She is Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry and Distinguished Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego.

UC San Diego Alumnus, Qualcomm Co-Founder and Philanthropist, Franklin Antonio, Has Died

May 16, 2022

Franklin Antonio, a University of California San Diego alumnus from 1974, co-founder of Qualcomm and generous philanthropist, has died.

Researchers Manipulate Demographic of Bacterial Community with Novel Electronic Technology

May 4, 2022

Using second-long electrical shocks, UC San Diego scientists were able to control the types of cells in a community of bacteria. Being able to direct the ratio of cells holds implications for settings spanning agriculture to health care, where antibiotic resistance is a significant threat.

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).

U.S. News Names UC San Diego Graduate Programs Among Top 10 in Nation

March 29, 2022

U.S. News & World Report today released its 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings, naming graduate programs and professional schools at the University of California San Diego among the best in the country. The rankings placed nine of the campus’s graduate programs among the top 10 in the nation.

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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