Physics + Astronomy

  • Physicists develop new mathematical approaches to analyze interactions between gut bacteria
  • UCSB astrophysicists and LCO astronomers study a supernova that challenges known theories of how certain stars end their lives
  • Physicists develop a device that could provide conclusive evidence for the existence (or not) of non-Abelian anyons
  • 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

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