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Department of Physics Faculty At A Glance

Dr. Henry Abarbanel

Dr. Michael Anderson

Dr. Daniel Arovas

Dr. Richard Averitt

Dr. Julio Barreiro

Dr. Dimitri Basov

Dr. James Branson

Dr. Adam Burgasser

Dr. Leonid Butov

Dr. Alison Coil

Dr. Eva-Maria S. Collins

Dr. Max (Massimiliano) Di Ventra

Dr. Patrick Diamond

Dr. Fred Driscoll

Dr. Daniel Dubin

Dr. Olga Dudko

Dr. Michael Fogler

Dr. George Fuller

Dr. Kim Griest

Dr. Benjamin Grinstein

Dr. Alexander Groisman

Dr. Jorge Hirsch

Dr. Michael Holst

Dr. Terence Hwa

Dr. Kenneth Intriligator

Dr. Elizabeth Jenkins

Dr. Suckjoon Jun

Dr. Brian Keating

Dr. Dusan Keres

Dr. David Kleinfeld

Dr. Quinn Konopacky

Dr. Julius Kuti

Dr. Aneesh Manohar

Dr. M. Maple

Dr. John McGreevy

Dr. Thomas Murphy

Dr. Kaixuan Ni

Dr. Michael Norman

Dr. Thomas O'Neil

Dr. Hans Paar

Dr. Jeremie Palacci

Dr. Karin Sandstrom

Dr. Ivan Schuller

Dr. Vivek Sharma

Dr. Oleg Shpyrko

Dr. Sunil Sinha

Dr. Douglas Smith

Dr. Clifford Surko

Dr. David Tytler

Dr. Massimo Vergassola

Dr. Shelley Wright

Dr. Congjun Wu

Dr. Frank Wuerthwein

Dr. Avi (Avraham) Yagil

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UCSD Physics Awards

Nelson Hua, has won 2016 Chateaubriand STEM Fellowship

Nelson Hua, Ph.D. student in physics has been awarded the 2016 Chateaubriand STEM Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathe... Read More

Yaojun Zhang receives 2016 Chancellor's Dissertation Award
The UCSD Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Chancellor's Dissertation Awards. The Chancellor rewards the student in each division... Read More

Nirag Kadakia receives Department of Physics Graduate Teaching Award
Nirag Kadakia has received the Department of Physics Graduate Teaching Award, accompanied by a $500 prize. The award is for outstanding and broad contributions to educat... Read More

Graduate student Haik Manukian awarded (SMART) scholarship from the Department of Defense
Graduate student Haik Manukian has been awarded a Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship from the Department of Defense to complete his... Read More

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UCSD Physics News

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Migratory birds often use warm, rising atmospheric currents to gain height with little energy expenditure when flying over long distances.

It's a behavior known as thermal soaring that requires complex decision-making within the turbulent environment of a rising column of warm air from the sun baked surface ...Read More

X-Ray Snapshot of Butterfly Wings Reveals Underlying Physics of Color
A team of physicists that visualized the internal nanostructure of an intact butterfly wing has discovered two physical attributes that make those structures so bright an...Read More

New $40 Million Observatory to Probe First Moments of Universe
Physicists understand fairly well what happened after the Big Bang and the laws of physics that govern the universe. It's what the universe looked like immediately after ...Read More

Astronomers Discover Three Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Worlds Around A Dim Star 40 Light-years Away
An international team of astronomers, including UC San Diego's Professor Adam Burgasser and graduate student Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi, has reported in Nature the disco...Read More

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UCSD Physics Seminars


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

    Title:  Institute of Physics, University of Munster, Germany
    Time:   3:00PM
    Research Group:  Condensed Matter Special Seminar- Rudolf Bratschitsch
    Speaker:  Atomically thin semiconductors light up
    Affiliation:  Rudolf Bratschitsch
    Location:  Mayer Hall Addition 4322

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

    Title:  National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
    Time:  12:00PM
    Research Group:  Condensed Matter Special Seminar- Xiao Hu
    Speaker:  Topological States in Honeycomb Lattice with Hopping Texture
    Affiliation:  Xiao Hu, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA)
    Location:  Mayer Room 4322

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