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Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
February 8, 2016
  • Sandcastle worm (Phragmatopoma californica) Photo Credit:  Fred Hayes

Sandcastle worm (Phragmatopoma californica)
Photo Credit: Fred Hayes

February 8, 2016
  • Discoveries On the Evolution of the Eye --Our Window on the Universe

Discoveries on the evolution of the eye

January 29, 2016
  • Roberta Rudnick (Patrick M. McDonough / The UCSB Current photo)

An analysis of trace element ratios that correlate to magnesium content suggests that plate tectonics began about 3 billion years ago.


January 28, 2016
  • Thomas Weimbs Photo Credit:  Sonia Fernandez

Members of the Thomas Weimbs Lab demonstrate that reducing food intake in mice diminishes the growth of their polycystic kidneys


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.

  • Roadside Geology of Southern California

Geologist Arthur Sylvester's new book guides motorists through mountains and deserts to explore the iconic features of the Southern California landscape

  • 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