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Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
February 14, 2018

Three days of talks, poster sessions, and workshops spanning all disciplines of chemistry.

February 8, 2018

Over-the-counter pain medicines such as Ibuprofen may influence how people process information, experience hurt feelings, and react to emotionally evocative images, research has found.

February 7, 2018

Geologist James Kennett and colleagues provide evidence for a massive biomass burning event at the Younger Dryas Boundary

February 4, 2018

Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. –

A few years ago, I heard a talk by a young graduate student at Stanford named Heejung Kim. She had just won the ...


Divisional announcements and opportunities

Through a Cottrell Scholar Award, Nathaniel Craig will formalize a learning assistants’ program in a key upper-division physics course

UCSB's Leda Cosmides declared one of fifty leading psychologists in the world today

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