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UC San Diego Researchers Advance Explanation for Star Formation

October 21, 2013

A newly published paper by three UC San Diego astrophysics researchers for the first time provides an explanation for the origin of three observed correlations between various properties of molecular clouds in the Milky Way galaxy known as Larson’s Laws.

Astrophysicist Enlightens Campus, Community with Portable Planetarium

November 1, 2018

…Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Astrophysicist Enlightens Campus, Community with Portable Planetarium As a scientist who observes distant galaxies and black holes both far and near, Shelley Wright noticed an important gap in space—right on the grounds of the University of California San Diego. A proponent of teaching and training students…

UC San Diego Rises to No. 4 Among U.S. Public Universities in Academic Ranking of World Universities

August 15, 2023

The 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has recognized UC San Diego as No. 4 among public universities in the United States, rising one spot from last year.

Large Amounts of Oxygen Detected in Ancient Star’s Atmosphere

January 23, 2020

An international team of astronomers from UC San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known as “J0815+4729.”

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).

Forget about ‘TMZ’ News, ‘TMT’ is Looking at Big Stardom

November 1, 2018

…telescopes that could transform astronomy in the 21st century. UC San Diego astrophysicist Shelley Wright is the Project Scientist for TMT’s first light instrument, IRIS. “Resolution for TMT’s future is a big deal for astronomy at the University of California,” said Wright, a professor of physics. “UC is a major…

Clouds seen circling supermassive black holes

February 19, 2014

…be published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, available online now.

SDSC Mourns the Loss of Dr. Robert P. Harkness

February 1, 2013

Dr. Robert P. Harkness, a computational astrophysicist with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, died on Sunday, January 27, after a brief bout with cancer. He was 56.

Trailblazing Astronomer Margaret Burbidge Turns 100 Years Old

October 10, 2019

…in the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS) at UC San Diego. Photo courtesy of CASS Space. The proverbial final frontier. “These are the voyages” of new centenarian and renowned astronomer Margaret Burbidge. Her mission to understand the stuff stars are made of has taken her boldly where no…

New Survey of Distant Galaxies Will Trace Changes Over Billions of Years

December 17, 2012

Astronomers will begin an ambitious new project to measure light from thousands of distant galaxies this weekend. Over the next four years, they will spend 47 nights surveying the sky for signals from a time when the Universe was just 2 to 4 billion years old and the earliest galaxies…

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