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

Dark Matter Scientists Surprised by Observation of ‘Excess of Events’

June 17, 2020 | By Cynthia Dillon Scientists from the international XENON collaboration shared news today (interactions.org) that data from their XENON1T—the world's most sensitive dark matter experiment—show a surprising excess of events. This doesn’t mean that they found dark matter, only that they observed an unexpected rate of events. Admitte...
Dark Matter Scientists Surprised by Observation of ‘Excess of Events’

Physicists Go Out on a Limb to Advance AI Computing

May 07, 2020 | By Cynthia Dillon UC San Diego research team uses quantum materials to create “neural trees” that mimic brain synapses A neuromorphic computer—one that is inspired by and works like a human brain—is the goal of many scientists around the world. Collaborative teams supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are working to develop su...
Physicists Go Out on a Limb to Advance AI Computing

Professor David Kleinfeld - 2020 Distinguished Research Award

The Committee on Senate Awards, have selected Professor David Kleinfeld as a recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Research Award. Professor Kleinfeld's selection is a tribute to his exceptional achievements. UCSD awards only two recipients each year for the entire campus; one for the Sciences, and one for the Arts& Humanities and Social Sciences. The Award will be presented to Professsor Kleinfeld following a one-hour lecture on a topic of your choice. The Committee made its ...
Professor David Kleinfeld - 2020 Distinguished Research Award

2020 Chancellor's Dissertation Medal - James Wampler Ph.D Physics 2020

James Wampler is the recipient of a 2020 Chancellor's Dissertation Medal in recognition of his outstanding doctoral research titled "The Search for Novel Superconductivity in Inhomogeneous Materials using Magnetic Field Modulated Microwave Spectroscopy". Recipients of this prestigious award are chosen based upon the quality of academic research as determined by the impact of the research to the field and/or department; the insight, originality, and creativity shown by the author; the effectiveness of the writing, clarity, and o...
2020 Chancellor's Dissertation Medal - James Wampler Ph.D Physics 2020

2020 Sloan Research Fellows - Alex Frano UCSD Physics

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation congratulates the winners of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships. These 126 early-career scholars represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Winners receive $75,000, which may be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of their research. 2020 UCSD Recipient:  Alex Frano, Physics Alex Frano's  group studies the fascinatin...
2020 Sloan Research Fellows - Alex Frano UCSD Physics

Symmetries of Time Lecture - Professor Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Laureate: Feb. 13, 2020. Garren Auditorium. Reception starting at 3:30.

Speaker:  Professor Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Laureate.   Date: Feb. 13, 2020.  Garren Auditorium.  Reception starting at 3:30. Title: Symmetries of Time   Abstract: Time displays two fundamental symmetries: time reversal, T, and time translation, Τ (Tau).  They inspire fruitful questions: Why is T very accurate, but not quite exact?  Can Τ (Tau)  be broken spontaneously?   Those questions lead into axions and time crystals, respectively, two subject...
Symmetries of Time Lecture  -  Professor Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Laureate: Feb. 13, 2020.  Garren Auditorium.  Reception starting at 3:30.

Surprising Beauty Found in Bacterial Mixtures E. coli and A. baylyi form intricate flower patterns under the microscope

Microbial communities inhabit every ecosystem on Earth, from soil to rivers to the human gut. While monoclonal cultures often exist in labs, in the real world, many different microbial species inhabit the same space. Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered that when certain microbes pair up, stunning floral patterns emerge.   In a paper published in the a recent issue of eLife, a team...
Surprising Beauty Found in Bacterial Mixtures E. coli and A. baylyi form intricate flower patterns under the microscope

SDSC, Wisconsin University IceCube Center Conduct GPU Cloudburst Experiment

Multi-messenger astrophysics run has iImplications for other research domains The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), an Organized Research Unit of UC San Diego; and the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison successfully completed a computational experiment as part of a multi-institution collaboration that marshalled all globally available for sale GPUs (graphics processing units) across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and the Google Cloud Platf...
SDSC, Wisconsin University IceCube Center Conduct GPU Cloudburst Experiment

The Life and Death of Turbulence - Lecture: Nigel Goldenfeld November 21, 2019

Roger Dashen Memorial Lecture November 21, 2019 Garren Auditorium UC La Jolla Campus - 4:00 PM Lecture The Life and Death of Turbulence Nigel Goldenfeld - Dept of Physics University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Turbulence is the last great unsolved problem of classical physics. But there is no consensus on what it would mean to actually solve this problem. In this colloquium, I propose that turbulence is most fruitfully regarded as a problem in non-equilibriu...
The Life and Death of Turbulence - Lecture: Nigel Goldenfeld November 21, 2019