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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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Rommie Amaro

UC San Diego’s Rommie Amaro Wins Support for COVID-19 Research

Scientifically known as Psilocybe cubensis, this mushroom species’ active ingredients are psilocybin and psilobin.

The Psychedelic Science of Pain

Bussey conducting a lab workshop on campus. Photo courtesy of Thomas Bussey, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Onsite or Online, Good Teaching is Good Teaching

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XENONnT detector

Journey of XENONnT detector

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


UC San Diego Fulbright Day

Join us for the 3rd annual UC San Diego Fulbright Day on May 20th! Hear from Fulbrighters past present and potential on the various opportunities to teach English, work, conduct research and more!
Scholar Session: 9-10 a.m. on Zoom | Student Session: 12-1 p.m. on Zoom


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