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

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