Awards and Fellowships

Fellowships Eugene Cota-Robles This four-year fellowship program, funded by the University of California Office of the President, the UCLA Graduate Division, and the home department, supports a limited number of students who are entering PhD programs and are interested in a career in college or university teaching and research. Applicants must complete both the Fellowship […]

William Duke

Duke Conference

Math Conference to honor William Duke While any birthday is an exciting time for many, UCLA Department of Mathematics professor William Duke will be honored on his 61st by the Forschungsinstitut für Mathematik (FIM), also known as the Institute of Mathematical Research, with a conference bringing more than 200 mathematicians from around the world together. […]

Large Plasma Device at UCLA

A new discovery; elegance in electrostatic structures

There are tons of natural processes that we aim to understand, and postdocs Xin An and Jinxing Li, with Jacob Bortnik as their faculty advisor, recently found an explanation to one of these unknown phenomenons. Xin An, a recent UCLA graduate (PhD Space Physics, 2017) has worked with Bortnik since his PhD and now continues […]

Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science There have been many earnest efforts by academic organizations to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in higher-level education. Yet according to the latest edition of the National Science Foundation’s Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineeringreport, the fields of science, […]

Spotlight: Ken Zhao

Student Spotlight: Research on seafloor has great implications for sea levels Ken Zhao, a PhD candidate in UCLA’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS), published phenomenal research on seafloor effects on melting glaciers. In collaboration with AOS faculty members Andrew Stewart and Jim McWilliams, Zhao’s research focuses on the Pine Island Glacier in West […]

Mars InSight Mission

InSight brings the first piece of UCLA to the surface of Mars As the NASA InSight Mars lander successfully touched down on Monday, November 26, 2018, UCLA faculty Chris Russell, Peter Chi, and Caroline Beghein were on the edge of their seats watching their work touch Mars. The InSight mission is focused on studying Mars’ […]

AAAS Fellows

2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows Six UCLA faculty members have been selected as the 2018 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS Fellows are honored for their scientifically or socially distinguished work to advance science. Out of the six UCLA faculty chosen for this honor, four are faculty […]

Study by UCLA EPSS researcher illuminates behavior of chorus waves

Million-fold increase in the power of waves near Jupiter’s moon Ganymede The planet Jupiter has a very strong magnetic field which forms the largest object in the solar physics. Observations of Jupiter’s magnetosphere in the 1990s provided a unique opportunity to understand how magnetic fields interact with particles and how moons of Jupiter can change the […]

The Real Debates of Climate Science: Does the Ocean Matter for Climate?

5th Annual Yanai Distinguished Lecture 2018 Presented by UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences The speaker Amy Clement is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is an expert in climate modeling. In her […]

Spotlight: Students translating research into public policy

Student Spotlight: Translating Research Into Public Policy David Gonzalez Graduate student Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. and Sacramento to discuss my research with policy makers. The trip to Washington, D.C. was training for the Switzer Foundation Fellowship. In Sacramento, I was to represent UCLA […]

Faculty Awards

Professors distinguished by the UCLA Academic Senate The UCLA Academic Senate has awarded two professors from the Physical Sciences Division for their incredible performance. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Alexander Spokoyny was honored with the 2020-21 Distinguished Teaching Award, specifically for his undergraduate research mentorship. Additionally, Professor and Vice Chair for Astronomy and Astrophysics Alice […]

Spotlight: 2018 Sloan Fellows

Spotlight: 2018 Sloan Fellows Five young UCLA professors were selected to receive 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. which bestows this award to early-career scientists and scholars who are rising stars of science. Four of UCLA’s Sloan Fellows are faculty in Physical Sciences, representing the departments of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Chemistry […]