Faculty Description

Research Statement
  • Computational Astrophysics: Cosmology, galaxy formation, star formation, high-energy astro
Awards & News
  • Professor Mike Norman Named Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Five faculty members at the University of California, San Diego have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy has announced. The five are among 196 new fellows and 17 new foreign honorary members in the academy's 225th class.

    The new fellows from UCSD are Jack Keil Wolf, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering; Ajit P. Varki, professor of medicine and cellular and molecular medicine; Linda Preiss Rothschild and M. Salah Baouendi, professors of mathematics; and Michael L. Norman, professor of physics.

    They join 76 current AAAS fellows on the UCSD faculty.

    It gives me great pleasure to welcome these outstanding leaders in their fields, said Academy President Patricia Meyer Spacks. Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process that recognizes individuals who have made preeminent contributions to their disciplines and to society at large.

    Fellows and members are nominated and elected by current members, comprising scholars and practitioners from mathematics, physics, biological sciences, humanities and the arts, public affairs and business. The academy will welcome this years fellows and honorary members at its annual induction ceremony on October 8 in Cambridge, Mass.

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  • Professors Brian Keating and Mike Norman receive 2014 UC San Diego Diversity Award
  • Congratulations to Brian Keating and Mike Norman for being nominated by Suresh Subramani - Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs to receive a 2014 UC San Diego Diversity Award!

    The annual Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards Program honors staff, faculty, students, departments, and organizational units or groups that make outstanding contributions in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, and the UCSD Principles of Community during the year.

Selected Publications
  • - First Measurement of the b-Jet Cross Section in Events with a W Boson in p&pmacr; Collisions at s=1.96TeV

  • - Hydrodynamical Simulations of Galaxy Clusters with Galcons

  • - Comment on "Circular Dichroism in the Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectrum of the High-Temperature Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 Superconductor"

  • - Lifshitz Transition in Underdoped Cuprates

  • - The Effect of Projection on Derived Mass-Size and Linewidth-Size Relationships

  • - Erratum: Quantum Critical End Point for the Kondo Volume Collapse Model [Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 185701 (2006)]

  • - Search for Technicolor Particles Produced in Association with a W Boson at CDF

  • - Measurement of the ?b0 Lifetime in ?b0??c+?- Decays in p&pmacr; Collisions at s=1.96TeV

  • - Measurement of the WW+WZ Production Cross Section Using the lepton+jets Final State at CDF II

  • - Search for New Bottomlike Quark Pair Decays Q&Qmacr;?(tW?)(&tmacr;W±) in Same-Charge Dilepton Events