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Former Scripps Director, Prominent Physicist, and Key Government Advisor: Edward A. Frieman

April 15, 2013

Edward A. Frieman, Ph.D., former director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, and a prominent national advisor to the government on issues of vital importance to defense, energy, and science policy, died of a respiratory illness at UC San Diego’s Thornton Hospital in La…

The Campaign for UC San Diego

August 19, 2019

…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. The Simons Foundation, together with the Heising-Simons Foundation, awarded a five-year, $40-million grant to establish the Simons Observatory, a new astronomy…

New Telescopes Aim to Detect Extraterrestrial Intelligence

March 5, 2020

…(e.g., extraterrestrial communication) or astrophysical phenomena (e.g., counterparts to fast-radio bursts). UC San Diego astronomer Shelley Wright leads the PANOSETI project. Credit: Photo by © Laurie Hatch Wright explained that the deployment of the two PANOSETI telescopes offers astronomers a new window into how the universe behaves at nanosecond timescales.…

Galactic Blowout

December 3, 2014

Stars igniting at rates rarely seen in a distant, massive galaxy are blowing cold, dense gas tens of thousands of light years into space, depleting the galaxy’s supply of stellar fuel. The loss will limit future star birth, a driver galactic aging for which evidence has been mounting.

Cosmology Prize Recognizes ‘Inventive’ Proposed Test of Fundamental Physics

January 6, 2015

Two UC San Diego astrophysicists together with a colleague at Columbia University have been awarded a 2014 Buchalter Cosmology Prize for a paper proposing a way to significantly enhance cosmological measurements in a way that should enable sensitive tests of ideas fundamental to our understanding of physical laws. The paper…

UC San Diego Researchers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies

December 20, 2017

…Their findings, published in the December 2017 issue of Astrophysical Journal directly impact theoretical work on supermassive black holes’ and galaxies’ formation and evolution through cosmic time. Their work also provides important new clues on how black holes impact the star formation history of galaxies.

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