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  • A Coil Diversity Award

    Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla (left), Professor of Physics Alison Coil (center) and Vice Chancellor Becky Petitt (right) at the 23rd Annual Diversity Awards ceremony on March 1, 2018.

  • ChemExpo 2017

    The UC San Diego American Chemical Society-Student Affiliates earned both Outstanding Chapter and Green Chapter awards from the national ACS Committee on Education. Photo by Susanna Yee.

  • James Bunch group

    Undergraduate recipients of the James R. Bunch Mathematics Endowed Scholarship pictured with Emeritus Professor James Bunch (far left) and Dean Steven Boggs (far right).

  • James Mckernan

    James McKernan, Winner of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Photo by Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego Publications.


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UC San Diego Climbs to No. 2 in the Nation for Quality Education at the Right Price

According to Money magazine, UC San Diego is one of the best schools for students to get a quality education at an affordable price. The magazine listed the campus in the No. 2 spot in its new 2018 Best Colleges for Your Money ranking. It is also a national leader in transforming lives of low-income students.

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Two Grad Students’ Chance Meeting Leads to Research Breakthrough

The monthly magazine of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) reached out to Chemistry’s Edward Dennis about Lyme Disease. The department chair shared a story with the writer about two graduate students who met at a conference and helped forge a collaboration between their professors. The resulting joint research helped solve a puzzle around treatment of the common vector-borne disease.

Image of fire. Courtesy of Mang Lin

Chemistry Research ‘Rocks’ New Data about Ancient Life

Chemical footprint in present-day atmosphere mimics that observed in ancient rock; opens up interpretations about early life’s oxygenation and evolution. The study was led by UC San Diego Professor Mark Thiemens, recent Ph.D. Graduate Mang Lin and Yanan Shen, a professor at the University of Science and Technology of China.

Scientists Introduce New Way to Mimic ‘Machine of Machines’

Assistant Professor of Physics Jeremie Palacci and postdoctoral scholar Antoine Aubret are working to mimic nature’s self-assembly using specially designed microscopic blocks. Their research could lead to revolutionizing science’s approach to synthesizing materials that could heal, contract or reconfigure.

Physical Sciences at Comic Con

Physical Sciences at Comic-Con

The Division of Physical Sciences was well represented at Comic Con this year, with a total of four panels. Among the panels was a discussion about the film "2001: A Space Odyssey," Professor Brian Keating talked popular science with the MythBusters and Professor Alison Coil spoke about shattering stereotypes with the producers of Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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