Dashen Memorial Lecture - K.R. Sreenivasan, NYU: Eighty Years of Kolmogorov and Beyond

The UC San Diego Department of Physics will present the Roger Dashen Memorial Lecture featuring K.R. Sreenivasan discussing  "Eighty Years of Kolmogorov and Beyond." About the Talk Turbulence is an important but incompletely understood phenomenon. The powerful notion of scaling proposed by Kolmogorov 80 years ago has had great impact but we now know its limitations. We will consider them and also what may lie beyond. Event Details
Dashen Memorial Lecture - K.R. Sreenivasan, NYU: Eighty Years of Kolmogorov and Beyond

Scientists Use Geometry to Track Cell Migrations

Cells are constantly moving throughout our bodies, performing functions crucial to tissue development, immune responses and general wellbeing. This locomotion—an essential feature of biological processes, both normal and pathological—is guided by chemical cues long studied by scientists interested in cellular migration. But a team of physicists and biologists at UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara took a different route by investigating the effect that the geometry of the biological environment has on cellular movement. U...
Scientists Use Geometry to Track Cell Migrations

Foresight Institute Awards 2020 Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology to UC San Diego Physics Professor Massimiliano Di Ventra

Massimiliano Di Ventra, Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego, received the 2020 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for Theory. Professor Di Ventra has made major contributions to several areas of nanotechnology and condensed matter theory:  He pioneered the study of quantum transport in nanoscale and atomic systems from first principles. He developed novel theoretical and computational techniques, and predicted several nanoscale phenomena that have been later verified expe...
Foresight Institute Awards 2020 Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology to UC San Diego Physics Professor Massimiliano Di Ventra

In Memoriam - Harry Suhl (1922-2020)

Harry Suhl, who made seminal contributions to condensed-matter physics and was among the founding faculty at the University of California, San Diego, died on 3 March 2020 after an enviably long, happy, and productive life. He was also well known and much beloved as a quick wit, a gourmet, a sharp dresser, and an all-around bon vivant. Harry was born in Leipzig, Germany, on 18 October 1922. In 1938, during a threatening period for German Jews such as Harry and his family, his father, Bernard, wrote to a tenuous British business cont...
In Memoriam - Harry Suhl (1922-2020)

Locating People Lost at Sea - Professor Mattia Serra featured in the American Mathematical Society 'Mathematical Moments'

People shouldn’t die because their boat capsizes. Yet hundreds of people, some seeking a better life and others who just run into trouble with their own boats, die every year because they aren’t found in time. Search teams rely on currents and weather to predict where people will drift, but currents are highly variable and often push both people and objects far away from where the rescuers expect them to be.Using a new technique based on differential equations, researchers have identified. This new a...
Locating People Lost at Sea - Professor Mattia Serra featured in the American Mathematical Society 'Mathematical Moments'

Machine Learning Helps Plasma Physics Researchers Understand Turbulence Transport

For more than four decades, UC San Diego Professor of Physics Patrick H. Diamond and his research group have been advancing fundamental concepts in plasma physics, which is an important aspect of furthering advancements in fusion energy. Most recently, Diamond worked with graduate student Robin Heinonen on a model reduction study that used the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego to show how machine learning produced a ...
Machine Learning Helps Plasma Physics Researchers Understand Turbulence Transport

Scientists Find First Evidence for the Higgs Boson Interaction with Muons

Ever since the elusive Higgs boson was discovered in 2012, scientists have sought the answer to the question about how elementary particles—which make up everything in the universe from planets to people—acquired their unique masses. UC San Diego physicists, who were part of the team that made that celestial discovery and who continue that search for an answer, have just made another breakthrough. The university’s Professor of Physics Vivek Sharma, ...
Scientists Find First Evidence for the Higgs Boson Interaction with Muons

Massimiliano Di Ventra elected "Foreign Member" of the Academia Europaea

Massimiliano Di Ventra has been elected "Foreign Member" of the Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe) which is the European Community counterpart of our national academies.  According to their website: "The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public ...
Massimiliano Di Ventra elected "Foreign Member" of the Academia Europaea

UC San Diego Physicist Making a Mark - Javier Duarte

UC San Diego physicist Javier Duarte is on a roll. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced its selection of 76 scientists from across the nation to receive significant funding for research—part of its Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program. Duarte was among that selective roster of researchers whose work will get a boost from the...
UC San Diego Physicist Making a Mark - Javier Duarte

2020 Dissertation Year Fellowship Award Recipient - Sean Bearden

UC PRESIDENT’S DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP Awarded to promising students in the final stages of their doctoral work who demonstrate strong potential for university teaching and research, the UC President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship includes a $22,000 stipend plus tuition and fees. Sean Bearden - Physics Sean has done great work with Massimiliano Diventra on memcomputing, a novel physics-inspired computing paradigm that employs time non-locality (memory) to sol...
2020 Dissertation Year Fellowship Award Recipient - Sean Bearden