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Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
July 28, 2016
  • A male subsocial spider Anelosimus studiosus with prey in a messy web typical of this widespread species. Photo credit: Alex Wild

How these spiders handle climate change will depend on their personalities.

July 25, 2016
  • LUX Dark Matter Results

The hunt for the ever so elusive dark matter has drawn up another blank.

July 12, 2016
  • The Google and UCSB researchers Jimmy Chen, John Martinis, Pedram Roushan, Yu Chen, Anthony Megrant and Charles Neill. (Sonia Fernandez / The UCSB Current photo)

Charles Neill and Team Blur the Line Between Classical and Quantum Physics by Connecting Chaos and Entanglement.


Divisional announcements and opportunities
  • Venn diagram portraying relationships, including infection, bacteremia, sepsis and the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. Photo Credit: Steven Burdette

UCSB scientists collaborate with multiple institutions to conduct biomedical research on infectious disease and sepsis, thanks to a $12.8 million grant.

  • RUMBLE students extract genomic DNA and perform DNA barcoding on plants and insects they collected from UCSB’s San Clemente restoration site.  (The UCSB Current photo)

UCSB freshmen experience the excitement of scientific exploration in a new discovery-based biology course designed to retain STEM majors.

  • Andrea Young, winner of the McMillan Award.  Photo Credit: SONIA FERNANDEZ

UCSB physicist Andrea Young almost gave up on the research for which he has now received the 2016 McMillan Award.

  • Red pencil urchin at Papahānaumokuākea. Photo: James Watt via NOAA.

US Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai'i will join federal agencies in conducting public meetings across the state to gather comment on his proposal to expand the Papahānaumokuākea National Marine Monument.