Edward McCauley, who was recently named the new director of UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, understands why NCEAS has been recognized as a pioneering research institution since it started in 1995.
Letters and Science, Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography
Astronomy Lecture, ‘Hot Results on Cool Galaxies,' to be Held at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural HistoryLetters and Science, Physics
Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr., a prominent astronomer with the University of Cambridge, will give a lecture on the hidden universe that can only be studied fully from space-borne telescopes.
Letters and Science, Physics
An international team of scientists, including several who are affiliated with UC Santa Barbara, has discovered a new planet the size of Jupiter. The finding is published in the March 18 issue of the journal Nature.
Letters and Science, Earth Science, Physics
Two UC Santa Barbara faculty members –– Douglas Burbank, director of UCSB's Institute for Crustal Studies and professor of earth science, and Gary Horowitz, professor of physics –– have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Letters and Science, Anthropology
A study conducted by an international team of social scientists that includes Michael Gurven, professor of anthropology at UC Santa Barbara, suggests that cooperative behavior among strangers has been influenced more by norms and institutions...
UCSB Scientists Look Beyond Diamond, Develop Road Map for Research on Other Materials with Defects Useful for Quantum ComputingEngineering, Materials, Letters and Science, Physics
A team of scientists at UC Santa Barbara that helped pioneer research into the quantum properties of a small defect found in diamonds has now used cutting-edge computational techniques to produce a road map for studying defects in alternative...
Letters and Science, History
When chemists in Mexico in the 1940's began studying barbasco, a wild yam indigenous to the region, they made a startling discovery: The tuber contains chemical components that actually mimic human steroids and could be used to mass-produce...
Letters and Science, Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology
The world is currently in the midst of one of the greatest waves of species extinction that has ever occurred.
Letters and Science, Earth Science
In an analysis of the past 1.2 million years, UC Santa Barbara geologist Lorraine Lisiecki discovered a pattern that connects the regular changes of the Earth's orbital cycle to changes in the Earth's climate.
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Education, Letters and Science, Communication
In a little less than a year, from July 2008 to May 2009, the Santa Barbara area was hit by three terrifying wildfires. All took a physical and mental toll on the citizens of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Montecito.