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UC San Diego Physicists Travel Path of Totality

UC San Diego Physicists Travel Path of Totality

Eight professors from the Department of Physics and the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences traveled from South Carolina to Oregon to view the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. The image of the corona at left was taken by the division’s Dusan Keres, who watched from Madras, Oregon. This was the first total eclipse in the U.S. in nearly four decades.

PPhysicist Elizabeth Simmons Named Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Physicist Elizabeth Simmons Named Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Elizabeth H. Simmons has been appointed executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of California San Diego effective September 18, 2017. Her selection follows an extensive international search. 

Newly Discovered Exoplanet System Found to be Older Than Our Solar System

Newly Discovered Exoplanet System Found to be Older Than Our Solar System

If we want to know more about whether life could survive on a planet outside our solar system, it's important to know the age of its star. Young stars have frequent releases of high-energy radiation called flares that can zap their planets' surfaces. If the planets are newly formed, their orbits may also be unstable.

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Shelly Schultz Symposium
A Life in Science

September 18, 2017

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