A few minutes into the life of the universe, colliding emissions of light energy created the first particles of matter and antimatter. We are familiar with the reverse process—matter generating energy—in everything from a campfire to an atomic bomb.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan has long had the goal of educating and empowering “one million climate warriors” who will help society tackle the world’s greatest existential threat.
Natasha Martin’s heart stopped when she first saw a photo from Wuhan, China, depicting a huge hospital ward of patients on ventilators—all unable to breathe on their own due to an unusual pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus.
As a student employee at UC San Diego, I am one of many who have had to adapt to working from home while continuing to serve peers and department teams.
Words and formulas on a chalkboard in a large lecture hall have become digital annotations on a shared computer screen. And group discussions among students in a classroom have transitioned into breakout rooms on Zoom video conferences.