David Weld Receives NSF CAREER Award
The Brain Game
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Bacteria switch between antibiotic susceptible-to-resistant states during infection using a Trojan horse strategy. Photo Credit: ILLUSTRATION BY PETER ALLEN
Art of Science

UC Santa Barbara offers a dynamic scientific community, world-class research and scholarship, and innovative courses and programs. Studying in the Division of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences, whether as an undergraduate or graduate, gives our students outstanding preparation for careers in the sciences, industry, business or for continued academic research.

Headlines

Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
May 11, 2016
  • Professor Mark Sherwin
Mark Sherwin and an international team prove that basic collider concepts from particle physics can be transferred to solid-state research - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/016790/quasiparticle-collider#sthash.E2YPe...
Mark Sherwin and an international team prove that basic collider concepts from particle physics can be transferred to solid-state research - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/016790/quasiparticle-collider#sthash.E2YPe...

Mark Sherwin and an international team prove that basic collider concepts from particle physics can be transferred to solid-state research.

May 2, 2016
  • Ania Jayich

The Jayich Lab at UC Santa Barbara has created a radically new sensor technology that captures nanoscale images with high spatial resolution and sensitivity
 

April 25, 2016

UCSB researchers and Dutch colleagues discover a promising new route for combined optical and solid state-based quantum information processing

April 22, 2016
  • Bruce Luyendyk

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names honors UC Santa Barbara professor
Bruce Luyendyk by naming a peak in Antarctica after him
 

Announcements

Divisional announcements and opportunities
  • Gus Gurley

We are pleased to announce that Gus Gurley will be the 2016 Science Commencement Speaker.  Gus has a B.S. degree in Physics and a M.S., Physics, Scientific Instrumentation, both from UCSB.

 

  • Stanton J. Peale   Photo Credit: George Foulsham

The American Astronomical Society posthumously awards its prestigious Kuiper Prize
to Stanton Peale, the late UCSB astrophysicist
 

  • Charles Jones and Leila Carvalho

Two UCSB climate scientists, Leila Carvalho and Charles Jones, edit a new book about the Earth's regional and global monsoon systems.
 

  • Joe Incandela

Joe Incandela is the 61st recipient of the award since it was established in 1955. His lecture will take place later this year, with a date and time yet to be determined. It will be free and open to the public.