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This image shows an E. coli cell contour containing many smaller “unit cells” using bacterial cell images in order to illustrate the principle of the generalized growth law. Image by Donyang Li, UC San Diego

Physicists Discover Fundamental Unit of Cell Size in Bacteria

Biologists have long known that bacteria grow faster and bigger when the quality of nutrients becomes better, a principle in microbial physiology known as the “growth law,” which describes the relationship between the average cell size of bacteria and how fast they grow.

Artist's impression of a progenitor of Milky Way-like galaxies in the early universe with a background quasar shining through a 'super halo' of hydrogen gas surrounding the galaxy

Astronomers Observe Early Stages of Milky Way-like Galaxies in Distant Universe

For decades, astronomers found distant galaxies by detecting the characteristic way their gas absorbs light from a bright quasar in the background. But efforts to observe the light emitted by these same galaxies have mostly been unsuccessful.

Sarah Price-Keating and Brian Keating

New Sally Ride Fellowship to Support Women in Physics

Professor Brian Keating and wife, Sarah, provide lead gift to launch fellowship

An explorer, scientist and public servant, the late astronaut Sally Ride dedicated her career to the betterment of human kind. At UC San Diego, where Ride served as a professor, a new graduate fellowship established in her name aims to inspire future generations of boundary-breaking physicists who will contribute to the public good.

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Explaining Research
How to Explain Your Research to Key Audiences: For Faculty, Postdocs & Grad Students

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