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Solar Eclipse 2024

April 4, 2024

April 8, 2024 presents a unique opportunity to see the only solar eclipse visible from the United States for the next 20 years. Quinn Konopacky gives a quick overview of what the eclipse is, why it’s important and how to view it safely.

Across the Universe: UC San Diego Announces New Astronomy and Astrophysics Department

July 27, 2023

Is there life on other planets? What happened in the earliest days of the universe? What is the nature of dark matter? These are just a few of the grand questions being tackled by the University of California San Diego’s newly formed Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

High School Students Inspired by Astrophysicist at Kyoto Prize Symposium

March 27, 2012

…School Students Inspired by Astrophysicist at Kyoto Prize Symposium Kyoto Prize recipient Rashid Sunyaev shared his background with the students and community members. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications High school students from throughout San Diego County, Tijuana and Inglewood in Los Angeles had the rare opportunity to meet…

Physics Pioneer Margaret Burbidge Dies at 100

April 9, 2020

…discoveries and contributions to astronomy and physics helped change our understanding of the universe, has died. The 100-year-old professor emeritus of physics at UC San Diego passed away peacefully at her home, her family at her side, on April 5. E. Margaret Burbidge. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego;…

Physics Professor Brian Keating Named 2022 Legend of Flight Honoree

December 16, 2022

UC San Diego Physics Professor Brian Keating was honored by the International Air & Space Hall of Fame as a 2022 Legend of Flight honoree. Keating was recognized for his work studying the universe’s oldest light, called the cosmic microwave background.

Astrophysicist Inspires at Kyoto Prize Symposium

March 31, 2016

…Go/UC San Diego Publications Astrophysicist Inspires at Kyoto Prize Symposium Swiss astronomer Michel Mayor, one of the world’s most renowned astrophysicists for planetary discovery, spoke at UC San Diego on March 23 as part of the 15th annual Kyoto Prize Symposium. The event, which was open to the public, inspired…

UC San Diego Launches a Stellar Ph.D. Program in Astronomy

March 27, 2023

UC San Diego has announced a new graduate program in astronomy and welcomed its first cohort of students. The program provides students the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge astronomical and astrophysical research with access to national and international observatories and facilities.

Space Oddity: Uncovering the Origin of the Universe’s Rare Radio Circles

January 8, 2024

UC San Diego Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Alison Coil has found that odd radio circles are shells formed by outflowing galactic winds, possibly from massive exploding stars known as supernovae.

Two Physics Professors at UC San Diego Named 2016 Cottrell Scholars

February 25, 2016

A biophysicist and an astrophysicist at UC San Diego have been named 2016 Cottrell Scholars, an award given this year to only two dozen scientists nationwide. Eva-Maria Schoetz Collins, an assistant professor of physics and biology, and Dusan Keres, an assistant professor of physics, will each receive $100,000 awards for…

In Memoriam: Arthur M. Wolfe 1939-2014

February 20, 2014

…M. Wolfe, an American astrophysicist who for a decade directed the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at the University of California, San Diego and achieved widespread recognition for his discoveries about star formation and the early universe, died on February 17 following a battle with cancer in La Jolla,…

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