Division of Physical Sciences

The Seven-Year Collaboration That Won’t Quit

Despite the three flights it took to get to this remote university near the arctic circle and the already minimal

The Next Trillion Dollar Industry

As space exploration, science, and technology advances at an ever-faster rate, an entirely new economy, the space economy, has sprung

Summer Bridge Program Q&A With Britney Robinson

      Britney Robinson is a first generation Afro-Latina who graduated from UCLA with a B.S in Pure Mathematics in 2021. As

Explore the Master of Quantum Science & Technology program

Quantum Information Science (QIS) is at the cutting edge of technology, research, and education. It brings together scientists and engineers

UCLA astronomers discover more than 300 possible new exoplanets

Findings also include a distinctive planetary system with two gas giants.

A UCLA student is working to protect firefighters from cancer

Too many firefighters are dying of cancer. UCLA’s Ph.D. student Derek Urwin aims to change that.

Interview with new faculty Chenfanfu Jiang

Meet Chenfanfu Jiang—an extraordinary mathematician that will be joining the UCLA Physical Sciences Division during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Geologists solve half-century mystery of a two billion year old rock holding animal traces

Geologists have been baffled by perforations in an Australian quartzite rock, identical in shape to burrows made in sands by crustaceans; the original sandy sediment is a billion years older than the oldest known animals. An international team of scientists has now resolved the mystery.

Welcome our 2021 new faculty to the Division of Physical Sciences

Abigail DoyleChemistry & BiochemistrySaul Winstein Chair of Organic Chemistry Prof. Doyle joined the department as a Full Professor effective July

Virtual reality boosts and retunes brain rhythms crucial for learning and memory

New research shows that VR therapy can be used for the early diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders, ranging from Alzheimer’s to ADHD.