Physics + Astronomy

  • Experimental cosmologist Philip Lubin and his group use photonics to search Andromeda for signs of alien life
  • We have a winner: Mathematician Nancy Scherich takes first place honors in Science magazine competition
  • Chancellor’s Community Breakfast features historian W. Patrick McCray on the nature of innovation and progress
  • sky map
    In a first-ever event, neutron stars merge and the resulting gravitational waves tip off astronomers to the subsequent flash
  • Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics analyze flocking behavior on curved surfaces
  • UCSB physics professor shares ambitious vision of launching tiny spaceships to explore a star beyond the solar system

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