News & Events

Department News

  • Joseph Polchinski

Joseph Polchinski has won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics!

  • David Gross, Nobel Laureate

In the 12 years since David Gross won his Nobel Prize, the UC Santa Barbara theoretical physicist has been celebrated myriad times. His latest accolades come from China and Russia.

  • Black Hole

With a gift of $1 million to create a high-level postdoctoral fellowship in fundamental physics, UCSB pushes to address the discipline’s most fundamental and vexing questions

  • Lars Bildsten

Congratulations to Lars Bildsten who has won the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics.

  • Physics professor Philip Lubin, left, heads UCSB’s Experimental Cosmology Group, and is adviser to undergrad astrophysics major Qicheng Zhang, right.

UCSB physics undergraduate student fascinated with comets devises a strategy for defending Earth from potential impact 

The 6th Annual Worster Research Symposium will be held on Friday, November 18 at 2:00pm in Broida 1640

  • Similar shapes — structures consisting of stacked sheets connected by helical ramps — have been found in cell cytoplasm (left) and neutron stars (right).

KITP’s Greg Huber worked with nuclear physicists to confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars

  • Members of the John Martinis quantum computing group (l to r) : Charles Neill, Pedram Roushan, Anthony Megrant and John Martinis
Researchers explore the delicate balance between coherence and control with a simple but complete platform for quantum processing
 
 

 

The U.S. News & World Report ranked UCSB 9th among "Global Universities" in the field of Space Science. 

  • Andrea Young

Congratulations to Andrea Young who has been awarded the 2016 Packard Fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to pursue his studies of van der Waals heterostructures

Department Events

Adam Kaufman, Harvard University

  1. December 15, 2016 - 3:30pm
  • E. Sterl Phinney

E. Sterl Phinney 

Caltech 

  1. December 6, 2016 - 4:00pm
  1. Physics Colloquium

Join us for our weekly Talkative Tea in the 6th floor common area.

 

  1. December 5, 2016 - 3:00pm
  1. Dept. Tea

Will Marshall, Co-Founder and CEO of Planet Labs

  1. November 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
  1. Physics Colloquium

Join us for our weekly Talkative Tea in the 6th floor common area. 

  1. November 28, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Physics Department invites...

  1. November 18, 2016 -
    2:00pm to 5:00pm

Claire McLellan, Department of Physics, UCSB

  1. November 17, 2016 - 3:30pm

Joseph Burchett -- UMass Amherst

  1. November 16, 2016 - 4:00pm

Join us for our weekly Talkative Tea in the 6th floor common area. 

 

  1. November 14, 2016 - 3:00pm

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