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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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Artistic image of the supernova explosions of the first massive stars that formed in the Milky Way. The star J0815+4729 was formed from the material ejected by these first supernovae. Image courtesy of Gabriel Pérez, SMM (IAC).

Large Amounts of Oxygen Detected in Ancient Star’s Atmosphere

Nicholas Galitzki (seated at center) runs the data with students at the High Bay Lab. Photo courtesy of the Stuart Volkow Photo Collection, High Bay Physics Lab and SAT1

UC San Diego Cosmologists Ramp-Up Exploration of the Universe’s Origin, Evolution

A rotating view of the protein cage

New Cages to Trap Molecules Push Boundaries of Protein Design

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This animation illustrates the earliest epoch of our universe, just after the Big Bang, when the first elements of hydrogen, helium and lithium were created in the still hot cosmos.

The Earliest Epoch of our Universe

Nicholas Galitzki narrates this time-lapse video of the reassembly of the Simons Observatory Small Aperture Satellite-1.

Reassembly of the Simons Observatory Small Aperture Satellite-1

Margaret Burbidge

Margaret Burbidge 100th Birthday, A UC San Diego Science Legacy


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