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The Division of Physical Sciences is committed to sharing information about its administration, academics, outreach and research—from people to their changemaking activities—with a full-service news and multimedia team. From writing stories and media training, to coordinating press interviews and posting social media news, we cover the physical sciences around the clock, year-round.

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Shelley Wright is using the wide light-gathering power of Fresnel lenses, similar to those used in lighthouses, to search for alien laser signals. FRANK ROGOZIENSKI

How big money is powering a massive hunt for alien intelligence

Crystal structure of the self-assembled materials. Blue dots represent strongly bound water. The variation of the number of water molecules reflects the potential heterogeneity of the strongly bound water numbers in each site. Credit: Haoyuan Wang

Sleuthing Their Way to Discovery with a New Microscope

This snapshot of turbulence density and vorticity from a simulation using SDSC’s ‘Comet’ supercomputer illustrates a notable physics concept: the formation of zonal (i.e. y-direction) structures, which have important consequences for magnetic confinement devices. Credit: Robin Heinonen, UC San Diego Center for Energy Research

Machine Learning Helps Plasma Physics Researchers Understand Turbulence Transport

Weekly Round-Up

A round-up of news articles featuring Division of Physical Sciences faculty and researchers for the week of September 14, 2020: 

USA Professor bags PhilAAST 2020 Gregorio Zara Award for Basic Research (Ted Molinski)

IP & Patent Protection At The Perilous Pace Of Biopharma (Alumnus Kevin Buckley)

Hybrid light–matter particles offer tantalising new way to control chemistry (Wei Xiong)

 

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Multimedia

Why We Should Search the Entire Sky for Alien Civilizations with Dr. Shelley Wright

Coronavirus Impact

10News Podcast: Coronavirus Impact

XENONnT detector

Journey of XENONnT detector