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Andrea Ghez:
Physics & Astronomy


Andrea Ghez researches the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy using the largest telescope in the world. Watch her talk about why she came to UCLA.

 

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Sabeeha Merchant: Chemistry
& Biochemistry


Sabeeha Merchant is a lead researcher on the gene sequencing of single-cell green algae, work which may have wide-reaching implications for the study of human disease.

 

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Jianwei Miao:
Physics & Astronomy


Work by Jianwei Miao's Coherent Imaging Group has allowed scientists to view the interior structure of a nanomolecule for the first time.

 

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David Jewitt: Earth,
Planetary, & Space Sciences

David Jewitt, director of the Institute for Planets and Exoplanets (iPLEX), won the Shaw Prize and the Kavli Prize for astrophysics, each worth $1 million, for discovering and characterizing the Kuiper Belt.

 

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Andrea Bertozzi:
Mathematics


Andrea Bertozzi applies mathematics to social problems that affect people's lives, including using swarm models to help solve violent gang crimes in Los Angeles.

 

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Suzanne Paulson: Atmospheric
& Oceanic Sciences


Suzanne Paulson's research into the atmospheric chemistry of aerosols illustrates the effect of pollutants on our health and our climate here in Los Angeles.

 

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Song-Chun Zhu: Statistics


Song-Chun Zhu's computer vision research has exciting applications for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

 

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Joseph Teran:
Mathematics


Joseph Teran, named one of the "20 best brains under 40" by Discover Magazine, pioneered the use of applied mathematics in both virtual surgery and animation. Watch him discuss it here.

 

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Juli Feigon:
Chemistry & Biochemistry


Juli Feigon's work sheds light on how the enzyme telomerase is assembled in cells, which may lead to a way to turn off telomerase in cancer cells and prevent them from multiplying.

 

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Neil Garg:
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Neil Garg's exceptional research develops synthetic strategies and methods that enable the synthesis of complex bioactive molecules. He is also beloved for his Organic Chemistry course, in which students create music videos about chemical reactions.

 

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