Content Tagged with: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Summer Physics Academy moves online due to pandemic

The popular Summer Physics Academy held each year by the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy for high school teachers has a different format this year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all lectures of the 13th Summer Physics Academy are being delivered to the 25 participating high school teachers via Zoom. Hai-Bo Yu, an associate professor...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New work has potential to accelerate development of nanotechnology

Lead researcher Chun Hung (Joshua) Lui is a recipient of a 2020 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation

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UC Riverside physicists to set up experiments at new nuclear physics facility

Kenneth Barish, Richard Seto, and Miguel Arratia will work with a consortium of UC campuses and national labs

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Astronomers find farthest galaxy group identified to date

UC Riverside’s Bahram Mobasher is a member of the international team that made the discovery

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Probing boosted dark matter

UC Riverside’s Yanou Cui participates in an international experiment that brings together more than 1,000 scientists

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Physicists present results from updated search for new invisible particles

UCR’s Bill Gary and Owen Long completed the analysis

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Teaching the Teachers

Kenneth Barish, the chair of the UC Riverside Department of Physics and Astronomy, formally began the Summer Physics Teacher Academy this year with opening remarks that included the following sobering statistics: Nationally, 33 percent of high school students take physics. In California, on average, 22 percent of high school students take physics...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |