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Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
January 3, 2018

Biologists enhance the scientific understanding of calcium taste

January 2, 2018

Science meets Hollywood in the Raw Science Film Festival

January 2, 2018

Evolutionary ecologist Jonathan Pruitt and colleagues study the leader-follower dynamics of influential individuals in a social group

December 21, 2017

Scientists discover that repeated food poisoning can trigger chronic disease


Divisional announcements and opportunities

UCSB assistant physics professor Andrea Young has won the Milner Foundation’s 2018 New Horizons Prize in Fundamental Physics

A half dozen professors are named 2017 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

In a new book, sociologist David Pellow explores the interconnected nature of humans, nonhumans and ecosystems

Jamey Marth, Ph.D., professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), is the 2017 recipient of the Society for Glycobiology’s Karl Meyer Award.