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The Division of Physical Sciences is committed to sharing information about its administration, academics, outreach and research—from people to their changemaking activities—with a full-service news and multimedia team. From writing stories and media training, to coordinating press interviews and posting social media news, we cover the physical sciences around the clock, year-round.

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Annie Colin (right) pictured with her ESPCI postdoctoral fellow Mickael Pruvost in the Language Comprehension Lab at UC San Diego. Photo by Lisa Petrillo.

Burbidge Visiting Professor Uses Physics of Mayonnaise to Develop Electronic Skin

A conformational switch of the activation loop in CK1delta controls the circadian clock and the duration of the biological day. Image by Clarisse Ricci, UC San Diego

Resetting the Biological Clock with Flip of the Molecular Switch

Mesoscale simulations enhance conformational sampling of the viral glycoproteins. This image shows a fully intact all-atom model of the influenza A H1N1 2009 (pH1N1) viral envelope, containing over 160 million atoms, without explicit water molecules. Photo courtesy of Lorenzo Casalino, UC San Diego

Researchers Tackle the Flu with Breakthrough Virus Simulations

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This animation illustrates the earliest epoch of our universe, just after the Big Bang, when the first elements of hydrogen, helium and lithium were created in the still hot cosmos.

The Earliest Epoch of our Universe

Nicholas Galitzki narrates this time-lapse video of the reassembly of the Simons Observatory Small Aperture Satellite-1.

Reassembly of the Simons Observatory Small Aperture Satellite-1

Margaret Burbidge

Margaret Burbidge 100th Birthday, A UC San Diego Science Legacy



Murray and Adylin Rosenblatt Endowed Lectures in Applied Mathematics

February 26, 2020
4-5 p.m. with Professor Andrea Bertozzi (Departments of Mathematics and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
5-6 p.m. with Professor Bonnie Berger (Simons Professor of Mathematics, MIT Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT)

Chasing Einstein: The Dark Universe Event

March 2, 2020
Could Einstein have been wrong about the true nature of gravity? Does his general theory of relativity and the Standard Model need an update? Unprecedented advances in experimental particle physics, astronomy and cosmology are uncovering mysteries of cosmic consequence.


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