Inspired by ideas from the physics of phase transitions and polymer physics, UC San Diego researchers set out specifically to determine the organization of DNA inside the nucleus of a living cell. The findings of their study suggest that the phase state of the genomic DNA is “just right”—a gel…
The University of California San Diego ranked 4th among public research universities in the United States in this year’s annual ranking of high-quality scientific research papers by the journal Nature.
UC San Diego scientists adopt astronomy’s adaptive optics to correct microscope images for the scattering of light that occurs in brain tissue.
Having powerful but highly efficient smartphones, laptops and TVs would be satisfying to many digital device users—including plugged-in scientists like those from the University of California San Diego and Japan’s RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (RIKEN), who discovered how to significantly…
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will deliver the keynote address to the graduating class at the University of California San Diego, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the U.S.
UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Nancy Cartwright is the recipient of the Carl Gustav Hempel Award, recognizing lifetime scholarly achievement in the philosophy of science as well as scholarly excellence.
A new study shows California sexual harassment rates above national average.
Professor Mihir Bellare, an internationally renowned cryptographer and a pioneer in data security and privacy, has been appointed the S. Gill Williamson Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Computer Science at the University of California San Diego.
With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego has established the Margaret Burbidge Visiting Professorship. It’s part of an effort to bring eminent female physicists to the university for collaborative research interactions.
An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of California San Diego, report in the science journal Nature that they observed the decay of Xenon-124 atoms for the first time.