News Archive


Professors Andrea Ghez and Ian McLean were named inaugural fellows of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) for their contributions toward the AAS mission of enhancing and sharing humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Erik Petigura, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been selected to receive the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship, which selects early-career scientists and scholars who are rising stars of science.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

American Astronomical Society has announced that Smadar Naoz is the recipient of the Helen B. Warner Prize for 2020 for her many early career contributions to theoretical astrophysics.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tommaso Treu and other HoLiCOW colleagues have found a new Hubble measurement that strengthens a discrepancy in the universe's expansion rate.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, Tommaso Treu and fellow astronomers have found that dark matter forms much smaller clumps than previously known.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Mark Morris and colleagues have revealed a new image of a candy-cane-shaped feature in the center of our galaxy.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Astrophysicist Smadar Naoz has found that a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy may have a friend.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

David Jewitt leads a new analysis of data from Hubble Space Telescope that provides more details about the first observed interstellar comet.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

UCLA Professor Emeritus Edward L. Wright has been acknowledged in the 2019 list of the world’s most influential scientific researchers.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Astronomer Tommaso Treu and colleagues have released a study suggesting that the universe is expanding more rapidly than previously thought.

Thursday, October 24, 2019