News & Announcements


Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
November 16, 2015
  • Fruit flies feeding

Mutant fruit flies feed on L-canavanine, a noxious amino acid.

November 10, 2015
  • Ian Duncan

Professor Ian Duncan, Fellow, Society of Actuaries


October 28, 2015

A team of UCSB researchers led by Professor John Cottle in Antarctica is studying an ancient subduction zone to better understand the continent's geologic evolution

October 22, 2015
  • red giant star with a strong internal magnetic field

This artist's representation of a red giant star with a strong internal magnetic field shows sound waves propagating in the stellar outer layers, while gravity waves propagate in the inner layers where a magnetic field is present.


Divisional announcements and opportunities
  • Craig Hawker

Craig Hawker, a UC Santa Barbara professor of materials, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

  • The Compact Muon Solenoid detector's calorimeter — the black-and-silver machinery on the right side — is bound for major upgrades to make the most of the more intense proton beams that will run through the HL-LHC in about a decade.

Joe Incandela, Jeff Richman, Claudio Campagnari, David Stuart and others from UC Santa Barbara are among those working on improvements to the Large Hadron Collider.

  • Alice in Wonderland

Jeffrey Stopple is teaching a course entitled "The Mathematics of Alice in Wonderland."

  • Brenda Major

Brenda Major, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UC Santa Barbara