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Content Tagged with: Department Of Physics And Astronomy

New NASA-funded program to train K-12 students in STEM fields

Outreach components include public lectures, parent nights, and telescope viewing opportunities
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Scientists image conducting edges in a promising 2-D material

Experimental study done at UC Riverside and University of Washington on monolayer tungsten ditelluride could lead to more energy-efficient electronic devices
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf

UC Riverside astronomers develop educational workshop converting astronomical phenomena into vibrations that can be felt rather than heard
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside physicists create exotic electron liquid

The first production of an electron liquid at room temperature opens the way for new optoelectronic devices and basic physics studies
By Dennis Meredith | | Science / Technology

New property revealed in graphene could lead to better performing solar panels

International research team, co-led by UC Riverside physicist, shows how pure graphene efficiently converts light into electricity
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Physics undergraduate student headed to CERN

Sergio Garcia will do research during the winter quarter on a particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Students, Science / Technology

Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: ‘electron quantum metamaterials’

UC Riverside’s Nathaniel Gabor and colleague formulate a vision for the field in a perspective article
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Physicists explain how large spherical viruses form

UC Riverside-led study deciphers key elements for the assembly of a large virus; understanding its formation could contain viruses’ spread
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Study provides new insight into why galaxies stop forming stars

A team of UCR-led scientists get best measure yet of why star formation stopped in galaxy clusters in the early universe
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Physicist to use optical trapping methods to study basic properties of solid-state materials

NSF-funded research represents a new approach to the field of 'crystal engineering'
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Nobel Laureate Barry Barish joins UC Riverside faculty

Physicist, whose contributions enabled the first observation of gravitational waves, is the university’s second Nobel Prize winner
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Early opaque universe linked to galaxy scarcity

Team led by UC Riverside astronomer George Becker used the Subaru telescope to make the discovery
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

In search of dark matter

Particle physicist Hai-Bo Yu is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside. (I. Pittalwala, UCR) RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An international team of scientists that includes University of California, Riverside, physicist Hai-Bo Yu has imposed conditions on how dark matter may interact with ordinary matter — constraints that...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Teaching the teachers

Weeklong Summer Physics Teacher Academy at UC Riverside serves a large region in Southern California
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | University

Science fair aimed at Spanish-speaking families set for May 19

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — The University of California, Riverside, is hosting a free, public event on Saturday, May 19, aimed at the Spanish-speaking community. Children, teens, college students, and adults are invited to “Fiesta Familiar: Explorando La Ciencia Juntos,” presented entirely in Spanish, from 10 a.m. to 1...

NOVA Wonders episode to feature UCR expert on dark matter

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, Flip Tanedo watched PBS, especially documentaries like NOVA, all the time. Now an expert on dark matter and an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, Tanedo will be featured on the...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology
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