Physics News

Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM
Pickett’s review, entitled "The dawn of the nickel age of superconductivity,” discusses the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity in nickelates during the past year.
Feb 22, 2021, 9:12 AM
Jenna Samuel, a student of Andrew Wetzel, was just awarded an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship. Jenna will take this fellowship to the Department of Astronomy at the University of…
Feb 16, 2021, 4:30 PM
Updated March 5th 2021: The department will offer two in-person classes for physics majors who have achieved senior standing and who plan to graduate in the near future.  All other PHY and AST classes…
Feb 16, 2021, 10:11 AM
The Army Research Office is supporting Prof. Jim Crutchfield to explore the fundamental principles of adaptive emergent computation and to experimentally demonstrate how thermodynamic forces can drive…
Feb 12, 2021, 4:07 PM
The film "Secrets of the Universe", featuring Prof. Manuel Calderon de la Barca from UCD Physics and his graduate students, is featured in the film festival Toronto Geek Fest. It is nominated for…
Jan 8, 2021, 10:20 AM
Graduate Group member (and Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty) Marina Radulaski has been awarded an NSF CAREER award to support her research in quantum optics. More details are available…
Dec 15, 2020, 3:11 PM
Along with most other UC Davis campus departments and services, our department staff offices (remote and onsite) will be closed for winter break December 19, 2020, through January 3, 2021. We will…
Nov 20, 2020, 4:53 PM
All of the Physics and Astronomy undergraduate classes in Winter 2021 will be entirely remote and in some cases asynchronous. Please click the link above for more information.
Nov 13, 2020, 4:40 PM
A survey is now being carried out to assess the climate in our department. This survey is intended to identify areas of strength in the department, any issues that individuals and groups within our…
Nov 5, 2020, 3:50 PM
The Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM) has received a grant of almost $1 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to fund international science exchanges on quantum matter.
Oct 29, 2020, 9:54 AM
Brian Lemaux and Lori Lubin were featured, through UC Davis and other institutions, in a press release on observations of distant galaxies with radio telescopes in Chile as part of an astronomical…
Oct 12, 2020, 3:46 PM
Jaroslav Trnka received 2021 Henry Primakoff Award for Early Career Particle Physicists from American Physical Society (APS) for "For seminal work on the computation of particle scattering amplitudes,…
Sep 30, 2020, 12:51 PM
His nomination materials noted his efforts in mentoring high school students, undergraduates, and even other faculty.
Sep 21, 2020, 12:20 PM
COVID-19 Daily Symptom Survey - We must all complete the Daily Symptom Survey before entering a UC Davis campus facility. When Physics & Astronomy department members receive the email Approval…
Sep 3, 2020, 10:40 AM
Fall 2020: waitlists, PHY 7, PHY 9
Jul 22, 2020, 3:43 PM
Located in the basement of the Physics Building is a new helium recovery facility using state-of-the-art technology to recover approximately 90% of the helium used in the department. Liquid helium is…
Jul 10, 2020, 10:44 AM
Applied Physics undergraduate majors Jesse Patton and Liang Li, along with Ph.D. students Victoria Norman (Physics) and Sridhar Majety (Electrical Engineering), won the California division of the…
Jul 1, 2020, 3:49 PM
Dustin Gilbert, UC Davis Physics alumnus (Ph.D. 2014; major professor Kai Liu) and Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was one of a select…
Jun 23, 2020, 11:32 AM
Physics Professor Daniel Cox and colleague Professor Michael Toney of the Department of Chemistry are adapting technology to make self-assembling protein scaffolds to combat coronavirus.
Jun 9, 2020, 1:25 PM
Message from the Physics Department chair, 6/9/2020