News Archive


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.

Smadar Naoz awarded Annie Jump Cannon prize

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Smadar Naoz, assistant professor in the department of physics and astronomy, was selected to receive the prestigious 2015 American Astronomical Society Annie Jump Cannon Prize for outstanding research and the promise for future exceptional research.

Astronomy Live! brings students to UCLA via outreach

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Please join us at UCLA on Sunday Nov. 16th for this year's most exciting day of science, Exploring Your Universe. It's free and family-friendly.

Adaptive optics detects binary stars orbiting a black hole.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Having studied it during its closest approach to the black hole this summer, UCLA astronomers believe that they have solved the riddle of the object widely known as G2.   A team led by Andrea Ghez, professor of physics and astronomy in...

R. Michael Rich heads a project to map the inner Milky Way

Monday, October 20, 2014

The National Science Foundation has awarded $600,000 in funding to an international team led by UCLA research astronomer R. Michael Rich and astronomers Catherine Pilachowski (Indiana University) and William Clarkson (University of Michigan, Dearborn...

Evidence of jet in Milky Way's black hole

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Former UCLA assistant researcher Zhiyuan Li and UCLA professor Mark Morris led a team which found evidence for a parsec-scale jet from the galactic center black hole with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Science Foundation's Very Large...