News Archive


Physics & Astronomy Department announces the death of Professor Mike Jura

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

With great sorrow, the Physics & Astronomy Department announces that Mike Jura died during the weekend of january 30-31, 2016.  

UCLA's Professor Treu part of the team that predicted a supernova explosion

Monday, December 21, 2015

UCLA professor proposes simpler way to define what makes a planet

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

7th Annual Exploring Your Universe Science Fair on November 8th

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The seventh annual Exploring Your Universe (EYU) will take place on Sunday, November 8th from 12 - 5 pm (with nighttime activities to follow from 5-8 pm) at UCLA's campus. This event is FREE of charge to the public and FAMILY-FRIENDLY!

Jupiter-like planet discovered outside our solar system

Monday, August 17, 2015

Ong and Vassiliev play prominent roles in Cherenkov Telescope Array development

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Professors Rene Ong and Vladimir Vassiliev are playing prominent roles in the development of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), which will be the largest and most sensitive high-energy gamma-ray observatory in the world.

Andrea Ghez awarded 2015 Bakerian Medal

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Professor Andrea Ghez has been awarded the Royal Society of London's Bakerian Medal. The Bakerian Medal and Lecture is the Royal Society's premier lecture in the physical sciences.

Millions of young stars are forming in a nearby galaxy

Monday, March 30, 2015

More than a million young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near our own, an international team of astronomers has discovered. The star cluster is buried within a supernebula in a dwarf galaxy known as NGC...

First discovery of a distant star exploding into a supernova

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Using multiple images that reached the Earth at different times, UCLA Physics & Astronomy researchers have reported the first discovery of a distant star exploding into a supernova. A supernova, the end stage of life for very massive stars, can...

Aomawa Shields named 2015 TED Fellow

Friday, February 13, 2015

Postdoctoral scholar Aomawa Shields has been named a TED2015 Fellow and will give a TED Talk at the TED2015 conference this March.