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Headlines

Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
August 22, 2018

String theorists elide a paradox about black holes by extinguishing the walls of fire feared to surround them.

August 16, 2018

Humans eat huge amounts of farmed fish. Farmed fish eat huge amounts of smaller fish. A new study explores this unsustainable cycle, and offers a path forward.

August 15, 2018

Shaped by ignitions, climate and fuels, wildfires are likely to become more frequent and severe with climate change.

August 15, 2018

UCSB researchers show that category learning can be influenced by where an object is in our field of vision

Announcements

Divisional announcements and opportunities

Three graduate students are awarded prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships

UCSB announces winners of Thomas More Storke Award and other top university prizes

UCSB researcher Irene Chen is recognized for her work with a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Researchers from UCSB take home poster prizes at the 2018 UC Chemical Symposium.