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Photons exchanging information between optical microcavities containing individual electron spins.

Photons exchanging information between optical microcavities containing individual electron spins.

Optical network of core-shell quantum dots communicating quantum spin information between nodes.

Optical network of core-shell quantum dots communicating quantum spin information between nodes.

Grad student Kurt Soto reflected in the 10 meter mirror of the Keck telescope, used to gather data for his PhD thesis.

Grad student Kurt Soto reflected in the 10 meter mirror of the Keck telescope, used to gather data for his PhD thesis.

A graduate student in Professor Bouwmeester’s lab measures optical properties of photonic crystal microcavities.

A graduate student in Professor Bouwmeester’s lab measures optical properties of photonic crystal microcavities.

Imaging and manipulating arrays of single spins in semiconductors.

Imaging and manipulating arrays of single spins in semiconductors.

Scanning Electron Microscope (Hansma lab) measuring bone strength.

Scanning Electron Microscope (Hansma lab) measuring bone strength.

Professor Elisabeth Gwinn working with graduate students.

Professor Elisabeth Gwinn working with graduate students.

Latest News

The Physics Department's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on September 15, 2017, in the KITP Main Seminar Room.

  1. Symposium

A team of astronomers, including UC Santa Barbara physicist Joseph Hennawi, have made the first measurements of small-scale ripples in this primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars. The results appear in the journal Science.

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Open Faculty Positions in Physics

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Open Postdoc Positions in Physics

Fundamental Physics Fellows

The physics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the establishment of a new postdoctoral series. Our goal is to attract an outstanding researcher working on fundamental questions in theoretical physics.

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Top Five Ranking

We are now ranked among the top five graduate research physics programs according to the 2010 National Research Council rankings.

Our department has outstanding students, postdocs, researchers, staff, and faculty, many of whom have garnered prestigious awards.

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Upcoming Event

Douglas Stanford, Stanford University

  1. September 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
  1. Physics Colloquium