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Aug. 31, 2015
    Professors Jay Sharping, Raymond Chiao and Lin Tian have recently received an award from DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office to study a quantum-mechanical effect called “squeezing”. Squeezing of Heisenberg’s uncertainty relationship occurs when...
Aug. 10, 2015
Professor Ajay Gopinathan talks about the physics of collective behavior including flocks and swarms at the Aspen Center for Physics public outreach events including a Kids Science Barbecue and an interview  for the Aspen Science Highlights program on Aspen Grassroots TV. Professor...
Jul. 30, 2015
    New NASA-Affiliated Center Opening at UC Merced A $5 million grant will lead to innovative nanotechnology solutions for space exploration missions and increase the number of science, technology, engineering and math graduates   Quick Facts • MACES is...
Dec. 17, 2014
For the University of California, Merced, students in this year’s nanoBIO internships and research program, working with something extremely small could have huge implications. “I had no idea nanotechnology could have so many applications in biology,” said John Harvey...
Dec. 3, 2014
 UC Solar symposium is designed to promote public knowledge regarding present and future UC Solar research initiatives, and to examine the current state of the solar energy industry in California and beyond. The 2014 symposium featured individuals, corporations, researchers and public...
Dec. 3, 2014
From the news story on the UC Merced Main page From understanding how groups of atoms behave at ultra-low temperatures to modeling how flocks of birds organize, UC Merced's Physics group is helping solve many of the world's mysteries and using the knowledge to improve technology, ranging...
Dec. 1, 2014
November: Graduate student Al Castelli's talk at the recent FWS meeting in Reno was selected as a 3rd place winner for the Margaret Burbidge Award for graduate experimental research. October: Physics students were awarded several prestigious prizes at this year's Natural...
Oct. 21, 2014
The School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced invites applications for a faculty position in experimental Condensed Matter/Atomic, molecular and optical Physics (CM/AMO) to start as early as July 1, 2015 at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). We are seeking exceptionally qualified...
Oct. 15, 2014
Sharping and Chiao win DARPA Grant for Gravity Wave Based Communications Profs Sharping and Chiao have just started Phase 2 of a DARPA STTR program “Generation and amplification of gravitational waves for military communications” This project addresses a need for world-wide...
Oct. 15, 2014
Ajay Gopinathan named  a Scialog Fellow by the Research Corporation and Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Prof. Ajay Gopinathan has been selected as a Scialog Fellow by the Research Corporation and Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation. The Scialog-"Molecules come to life"-...

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