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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.

  • 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.

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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).

  • James Mckernan

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

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Chemist Makes List of Finalists for 2018 Blavatnik National Awards

The Blavatnik Family Foundation announced the 31 U.S. National Finalists who will compete for the world’s largest unrestricted prizes for early career scientists—$250,000. This year Neal Devaraj from the Department of Chemistry was among the UC San Diego finalists. Three overall winners from three categories (Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Physical Sciences & Engineering) will be announced Sept. 24 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Astrophysicist Brian Keating Talks Google

Physics Professor Brian Keating was featured on Talks at Google recently, discussing his new book “Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor.” Keating explains how his quest for the Nobel Prize in Physics was stymied when his experiment, which was thought to have discovered definitive proof of the Big Bang, ended up just being space dust. His account addresses his own journey of self-discovery and how the Nobel Prize process itself is broken, diverging from the original intent of its founder Alfred Nobel.

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Dean Recognizes Undergraduate Excellence

Dean Steven Boggs recently recognized 30 graduating seniors with the Dean’s Undergraduate Award for Excellence. The celebration, which included an awards ceremony and reception, honored outstanding Division of Physical Science students, many who came from across the globe to study at UC San Diego. Their research experiences—ranging from studying AI in mathematics to mouthless aquatic predators—is sure to lead them to career success. Congratulations to all 2018 DPS graduates!

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs with Alison Coil

Students from Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga traveled to campus to interview astrophysicist Alison Coil about the modern space industry. The students are participants in the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs: classrooms, after-school programs and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring news reports about national and global issues.

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