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Star Role Models

January 21, 2016

…universe. These three women— astrophysicists recently hired as assistant professors of physics in UC San Diego’s Division of Physical Sciences and the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, or CASS—are giving humanity a view of the universe as it’s never been seen before. But their impact goes far beyond their…

Beyond UFOs: the Future of Unexplained Anomalous Phenomena

November 2, 2023

UC San Diego Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Shelley Wright recently served on NASA’s panel on unexplained anomalous phenomena (UAPs), and takes a moment to reflect on her career, the panel and the ongoing search for extraterrestrial life.

UC San Diego Astronomers to See More Stars with ‘2020 Vision’

February 6, 2020

…hot new discovery in astronomy, GPI is 16 years old and needs a makeover. With the support from Heising-Simons, Konopacky will work in collaboration with research teams from Stanford University, Notre Dame University and Cornell University. The UC San Diego astronomer, in concert with Stanford, will primarily work to improve…

SDSC, Wisconsin University IceCube Center Conduct GPU Cloudburst Experiment

November 19, 2019

SDSC and the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) successfully completed a computational experiment as part of a multi-institution collaboration that marshalled all globally available for sale GPUs (graphics processing units) across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google.

Supercomputer Simulations Show Black Holes and Their Magnetic Bubbles

May 7, 2019

University of California and Princeton scientists have been collaborating on a computational astrophysics project to learn more about the recent discovery of a black hole which sits in the middle of a galaxy called Messier 87 (M87), approximately 55 million light years from Earth.

Small but Plentiful: How the Faintest Galaxies Illuminated the Early Universe

July 7, 2014

Light from tiny galaxies more than 13 billion years ago played a larger role than previously thought in creating the conditions in the universe as we know it today, according to a new study by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at…

UC San Diego Hosts First Cal-Bridge Professional Development Workshop

October 16, 2018

…diversity in physics and astronomy through the Cal-Bridge program. Launched four years ago, Cal-Bridge creates a pathway for underrepresented minority (URM) students from multiple CSU campuses to attend PhD programs in physics and astronomy at UCs across the state. The new NSF grant allows Cal-Bridge to expand from about a…

Pioneering Astrophysicist Rashid Sunyaev to Speak at Kyoto Prize Symposium March 21

March 1, 2012

Rashid Sunyaev, Ph.D., one of the world’s most distinguished astrophysicists, will speak at the University of California, San Diego, March 21 at 3:30 p.m., as part of the annual Kyoto Prize Symposium. To register for the free talk, which is open to the public, please visit:

Lone Star State: Tracking a Low-Mass Star as it Speeds Across the Milky Way

June 10, 2024

A team of astronomers, led by Adam Burgasser, and citizen scientists have discovered a rare hypervelocity L subdwarf star racing through the Milky Way. More remarkably, this star may be on a trajectory that causes it to leave the Milky Way altogether.

$40 Million Observatory to Search for Signals from Early Universe

May 12, 2016

In an effort to probe the first few moments of time after the Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago, a consortium of researchers, including astrophysicists from the University of California San Diego, is planning a new observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert to measure the cosmic microwave background, or CMB.

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