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Department of Physics Faculty At A Glance

Dr. Henry Abarbanel

Dr. Michael Anderson

Dr. Daniel Arovas

Dr. Richard Averitt

Dr. Julio Barreiro

Dr. Dimitri Basov

Dr. James Branson

Dr. Adam Burgasser

Dr. Leonid Butov

Dr. Alison Coil

Dr. Eva-Maria S. Collins

Dr. Max (Massimiliano) Di Ventra

Dr. Patrick Diamond

Dr. Fred Driscoll

Dr. Daniel Dubin

Dr. Olga Dudko

Dr. Michael Fogler

Dr. George Fuller

Dr. Kim Griest

Dr. Benjamin Grinstein

Dr. Alexander Groisman

Dr. Jorge Hirsch

Dr. Michael Holst

Dr. Terence Hwa

Dr. Kenneth Intriligator

Dr. Elizabeth Jenkins

Dr. Suckjoon Jun

Dr. Brian Keating

Dr. Dusan Keres

Dr. David Kleinfeld

Dr. Julius Kuti

Dr. Aneesh Manohar

Dr. M. Maple

Dr. John McGreevy

Dr. Thomas Murphy

Dr. Michael Norman

Dr. Thomas O'Neil

Dr. Hans Paar

Dr. Ivan Schuller

Dr. Vivek Sharma

Dr. Oleg Shpyrko

Dr. Sunil Sinha

Dr. Douglas Smith

Dr. Clifford Surko

Dr. David Tytler

Dr. Massimo Vergassola

Dr. Congjun Wu

Dr. Frank Wuerthwein

Dr. Avi (Avraham) Yagil

Science in the News

UCSD Physics Awards

David Kleinfeld awarded prestigious BRAIN flagship grant from the National Institutes of Health

David Kleinfeld (Physics, Neurobiology, and ECE) and his colleagues Martin Deschenes (Laval), Yoav Freund (CSE) and Martyn Goulding (Salk and Neurobiology) were awarded a... Read More

Ph.D student Leandra Boucheron Wins Poster Award at 2014 APS Users Meeting
Leandra Boucheron, a graduate student in Oleg Shpyrko's group at the University of California, San Diego, won an award for best student poster at the Advanced Photon Sour... Read More

Professor Sunil Sinha recipient 2014 Clifford G. Shull Prize
"In recognition of his deep and lasting experimental and theoretical contributions to the areas of Quantum Liquids and Solids, Superconductivity, Magnetism, Soft Condens... Read More

UCSD Physics student Ian Schanning selected member of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society for 2014
UCSD Physics Graduate student Ian Schanning has been selected to be a member of the UC San Diego Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society for 2014. Ian's nomination ... Read More

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UCSD Physics News

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Dimitri Basov selected "Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials" by The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, after a national competition, has selected nineteen Moore Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials. Through grants to 11 ...Read More

UC San Diego Physics 2014 Edition Newsletter Available Now

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2014 Newsletter

Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to star cluster
A satellite called Hipparcos, launched in 1989, measured the distances to clusters of stars and found that one cluster, familiar to stargazers as the Pleiades, was 10 per...Read More

Professor Ivan Schuller 2014 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
The IEEE Distinguished Lecturers are engineering professionals who help lead their fields in new technical developments that shape the global community. The Principal Cri...Read More

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UCSD Physics Colloquium


    Title:  "Untangling the Dynamics of Entangled DNA"
    Time:   4:00PM
    Speaker:  Rae Anderson
    Affiliation:  Physics Dept., University of San Diego
    Location:  Garren Auditorium (BSB)

UCSD Physics Seminars


    Title:  "T-Reflection Symmetry and the Vacuum Energy in Confining Large N Theories"
    Time:   1:00PM
    Research Group:  High Energy Physics Seminar
    Speaker:  Aleksey Cherman
    Affiliation:  Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
    Location:  5623 MHA


    Title:  "Ultrasonic Study of Lattice Instability in the Heavy Fermion Compound URu2Si2"
    Time:   4:00PM
    Research Group:  Condensed Matter Physics Seminar
    Speaker:  Dr. Tatsuya Yanagisawa
    Affiliation:  Department of Physics, Hokkaido University, Japan
    Location:  4322 Mayer Hall


    Title:  "Microlensing: Understanding Planets Beyond the Snow Line?
    Time:   4:00PM
    Research Group:  Astrophysics Seminar
    Speaker:  Jennifer Yee, Sagan Fellow
    Affiliation:  Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA)
    Location:  SERF 383


    Title:  "Quantum Spin Hall States and Interlayer Interactions in Twisted Bilayer Graphene"
    Time:   3:00PM
    Research Group:  Special Condensed Matter Physics Seminar
    Speaker:  Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi
    Affiliation:  MIT
    Location:  5623 MHA

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