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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

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.

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Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
January 12, 2016
  • Sally MacIntyre

Sally MacIntyre and colleagues demonstrate that high-latitude lakes and ponds represent some of the largest natural sources of this potent greenhouse gas
 

January 7, 2016

Biases could shrink considerably with the discovery of a shared occupation, political preference, or sports team.

January 4, 2016
  • Jim Fuller, Matteo Cantiello and Lars Bildsten Photo Credit:  Bill Wolf

Jim Fuller, Matteo Cantiello and Lars Bildsten
Photo Credit: Bill Wolf

December 15, 2015
  • Craig Carlson samples ocean water for microbial and dissolved organic matter.

Craig Carlson samples ocean water for microbial and dissolved organic matter.

 

 

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Divisional announcements and opportunities

Submission Deadline is March 31, 2016:

The Daryl and Marguerite Errett Discovery Award will provide support to one outstanding post doc or research professional annually so as to enable him/her to conduct cutting-edge research in biomedicine and to launch promising projects that nurture the careers of gifted young investigators who will have an impact on pioneering developments that advance human health.

  • John Cottle

UCSB geologist John Cottle is awarded the Geological Society of America's MGPV Early Career award
 

  • Kyle Ratner

Kyle Ratner's innovative social psychology research has earned him Rising Star status from the Association for Psychological Science
 

  • Alan Heeger

When that middle-of-the-night call finally came, it was Alan Heeger's wife who answered the phone. She turned to him, he recalled, and no sooner had she sleepily announced, "Someone from Sweden is on the line," than Heeger himself came awake and shouted, "Don't hang up!" It had been years since his name was first bandied about as a contender for the Nobel Prize. As he reached for the receiver, a seed of doubt crept into his hope: Was it a hoax? A prank call? No hoax. No joke. The prize was his.

In new book, UCSB physicist and Nobel Prize winner Alan Heeger reflects on a life in science
In new book, UCSB physicist and Nobel Prize winner Alan Heeger reflects on a life in science - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/016239/nobel-life#sthash.JZpTN63N.dpuf