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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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Enid Partika, one of two students to receive the Lemelson-MIT Prize for their BioEnergy Project, works to turn food waste into fertilizer and biogas. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

Putting a Dent in Food Waste

Experimental setup used for measuring the memory effect: a voltage pulse triggers the insulating to metal transition, while a laser is used to monitor the sample's reflectivity. Image courtesy of Javier del Valle

Working ‘a Latte’ to Achieve Quantum Computing

Alison Coil and Alex Meill

Physics Professor Honored with Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

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Featured Videos and Audio

Alison Coil talks to KUSI about the recent photo of the black hole

First Blackhole Photo Explained

Alexis Komor (UCSD) and Nicole Gaudelli (Beam Therapeutics)

Talking Shop on Guidepost

The rise of SpaceX and the future of Elon Musk's Mars dream (with Alison Coil)

The rise of SpaceX and the future of Elon Musk's Mars dream (with Alison Coil)


Transfer Triton Day
May 11, 2019 | More information


Symposium to honor Professor M. Brian Maple

May 31, 2019 | Register
This symposium will be held in the newly-constructed Tata Hall for the Sciences at the campus of UC San Diego. Alumni, collaborators, past students, and current students of Professor Maple are travelling from all over the United States and abroad to participate in this symposium and report about their current research.


Alumni Celebration Weekend
May 31 – June 1, 
2019 | More information

Commencement Weekend
June 15 – 16, 2019 | More information


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