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  • Astrophysicist Steven Boggs Named Dean of Division of Physical Sciences

    Steven E. Boggs, chair of the top-ranked physics department at UC Berkeley, has been appointed dean of UC San Diego’s Division of Physical Sciences.

  • Biologists Watch Speciation in a Laboratory Flask

    Biologists have discovered that the evolution of a new species can occur rapidly enough for them to observe the process in a simple laboratory flask.

  • UC San Diego Mathematics Professor Wins Major Math Prize

    Ruth Williams, a mathematician who analyzes math models associated with real-life problems, came to UC San Diego in 1983, attracted to the La Jolla campus by the strong science, engineering and mathematics faculty that she believed she could collaborate with to develop new theories and models in her…

  • UC San Diego Professor Wins Major Prize in Mathematics

    A professor at the University of California San Diego has won this year’s John von Neumann Theory Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics, given annually for “fundamental and sustained contributions to theory in operations research and the management sciences.”

  • Hacking a Revolution in Biology

    Graduate studies within any single scientific discipline are challenging endeavors on their own. But imagine combining graduate school-level training in physics and mathematics with advanced research in engineering and biology.

  • UC San Diego Biologist Awarded Prestigious Packard Fellowship

    A molecular biology professor at the University of California San Diego who developed an innovative way to understand the development and evolution of microbial communities using cheese is one of 18 early-career scientists and engineers nationwide who have won prestigious 2016 Packard Fellowships for…

  • UC San Diego Neuroscientists Awarded More Than $2 Million from Obama’s BRAIN Initiative

    Four teams of neuroscientists at the University of California San Diego were awarded a total of $2.27 million this week from the National Institutes of Health to continue their research under President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative.

  • Five UC San Diego Physicists Named APS Fellows

    Five physicists at the University of California San Diego have been named 2016 Fellows of the American Physical Society, a distinct honor of professional achievement from the nation’s largest society of physicists.

  • 2016 Nobel Prizewinning Physicist Was Professor at UC San Diego

    F. Duncan Haldane, the Princeton University physicist who was awarded a 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics this week for his research into the properties of matter in extreme states, was a professor of physics at UC San Diego from 1986 to 1992.