Content Tagged with: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Physics graduate student receives prestigious NASA fellowship

Ming-Feng Ho, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received a three-year fellowship from Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology, or FINESST, which supports research projects designed and performed by graduate students. Ho is one of 21 students to receive the prestigious fellowship out of...

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Measuring how a bottom quark decays

UC Riverside physicists performed the analysis

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Algorithm helps speed up simulation of vast, complex universes

UC Riverside astrophysicist Simeon Bird explains

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Riverside Unified School District honors astronomer for his contributions to K-12 STEM education

For his numerous contributions to education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, Bahram Mobasher, a professor of physics and observational astronomy at UC Riverside, has been named a recipient of the Riverside Unified School District Board of Education Presidential Award for the year 2020. The Riverside Unified School...

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Physicist joins NSF-funded team focused on accelerating quantum computing research

Peng Wei, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside, is a co-principal investigator and theme lead on a grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, supported by the NSF Convergence Accelerator — a new model of innovation for the government, industry, and academia. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Wei...

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Physics and Astronomy joins elite group promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion

The UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy has been accepted to the American Physical Society Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance, or APS-IDEA, joining a consortium of physics departments, laboratories, and research collaborations committed to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion. APS-IDEA, a network of nearly 100 institutions...

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CNAS meets Living the Promise campaign goal

A gift made anonymously to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Riverside has helped the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS, in which the department is housed, meet and surpass its goal of raising $100 million toward the $300 million Living the Promise campaign, the university’s first ever comprehensive fundraising...

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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...

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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...

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