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.
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.
Adam Burgasser, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Kamil Godula, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
The announcement yesterday that NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope had revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star may be the biggest news of the year for the space agency.
Three early-career faculty members in the Division of Physical Sciences have won prestigious 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships for achievements that mark them as the nation’s future leaders in science and technology.