An Atmospheric & Oceanic Studies professor tackles big questions with tiny particles
It’s in the air, it’s on your car, it gets up your nose. It’s been with us for eons, and it’s not going away anytime soon. It’s dust, and we need to understand it better to battle climate change. Jasper Kok, assistant professor in UCLA’s Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, is doing just that.
The moon was formed by a violent, head-on collision between the early Earth and a “planetary embryo” called Theia approximately 100 million years after the Earth formed, UCLA geochemists and colleagues report. Read more...
The discovery of element 117 filled the last remaining gap in the periodic table as we know it. But even as it is being completed, the table may be losing its power... Read More
When a tiny worm used frequently as a model in aging studies more than doubled its life span, UCLA Biochemists initially thought the life was due to... Read More
Research in the lab of mathematician Andrea Bertozzi on the behavior of sand and oil is casting new light on the impact of oil-related disasters... Read More
The day Kristen Corbosiero started her postdoctoral train- ing at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado... Read More
Andrea Ghez and Terence Tao share atleast a few things in common: They are two UCLA's most exceptional scholars and internationally renowed... Read More
Statistics professor Song-Chu Zhu studies artificial intelligence to help computers understand one of the most challenging skills of all... Read More
Seth Putterman studies a wide range of extraordinary physical phenomena, such as the production of light by bursting... Read More
Jorge Torres in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry works to understand the cell processes that lead to cancer. Read More
Robert Cousins of UCLA's Department of Physics & Astronomy played a lead role in one of the Large Hadron Collider's main experiments. Read More