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Earth-like planets may be an inevitability

Our planet is often thought of as unique in the galaxy, with just the right conditions to support an atmosphere, liquid water and ultimately life. In fact, water is actually much more common in planets across the galaxy than anyone would have imagined just a few years ago. One of the challenges researchers face today...

Prineha Narang

Prineha Narang Named 2023 Guggenheim Fellow

Professor Prineha Narang, UCLA’s Howard Reiss Chair in Physical Sciences, has been awarded the 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship. The physical world — from gas giants in the solar system, to living organisms, and even particles — exists in a state of nonequilibrium. Narang’s research aims to better understand the dynamics of nonequilibrium states in nature –...

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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 from a wide range of disciplines including physics, materials science, electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry, and mathematics. Now, a brand new professional degree program at UCLA will place innumerable opportunities within QIS into the hands...

Jacob Bortnik

UCLA Professor explains benefits and uses of machine learning

Machine learning is a new tool that is being used more and more everyday across different disciplines. Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Jacob Bortnik illustrates the diverse ways to apply machine learning to Earth and space sciences in his Eos publication. Machine learning uses large and complex data steps to reveal unanticipated patterns and...

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 1, 2021. Her office and laboratory are located in the Molecular Science Building. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Prof. Doyle received her A.B. and A.M. summa cum laude in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard...