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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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 Researchers Charge Quest to End ‘Voltage Fade’

After a battery goes through a series of charge-discharge cycles, its voltage fades and the amount of energy it can hold, and release later for use, also fades. New research from a UC San Diego team including physics professor Oleg Shpyrko explains why this happens in Lithium-rich NMC cathode materials. The article was published in Nature Energy.

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Professor Judy Kim Named 2018 Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Kim focuses on biophysical chemistry and spectroscopy, researching membrane protein folding and amino acid radicals. She will be honored at the 2018 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston in August.

At the Clarke Center’s 2014 screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” actor Keir Dullea (left) and the film’s science advisor Fred Ordway III (right) discuss their roles in the film. Photo courtesy of the Clarke Center

UC San Diego Partners with Warner Bros. to Celebrate Iconic Film at Comic-Con

The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination has partnered with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to host a panel at this year's Comic-Con to discuss the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" and it's impact on shaping human innovation. The panelists will also draw attention to 70mm prints created from the film's original negatives, which will be release in October 2018.

Optical dilution refrigerator for low-temperature experiments at UC San Diego. Photo by Michelle Fredricks

Physicists Practice ‘Spin Control’ to Improve Information Processing

Using "excitons," electrically neutral quasiparticles that exist in insulators, a team of UC San Diego physicists are looking for faster ways for devices such as computers and cell phones to operate. Their latest study shows promise for our future devices and was recently published in Nature Communications.

Graphic (left) depicts å2018 Simons Investigator Kenneth Intriligator. Photo by Michelle Fredricksthe general process of applying TCL to a cell; images (right) exhibit generated ceramides applied to trigger cell death. Images courtesy of Neal Devaraj

UC San Diego Physicist Named a 2018 Simons Investigator

On July 10, the "New York Times" announced Professor of Physics, Kenneth Intrilligator, as one of 2018 Simons Investigators. The award is given to theoretical physicists who have made a transformative impact in their field and is appointed for a period of five years. Intrilligator's research program studies quantum field theory and tackles some of the biggest questions in science today.

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