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Nov. 23, 2015
All of life is motion — whether it is molecules shuttling around within our cells or flocks of birds in the sky. Physics Professor Ajay Gopinathan, with the School of Natural Sciences, and the researchers in his lab are investigating the general principles governing such biological transport —...
Nov. 23, 2015
All of life is motion — whether it is molecules shuttling around within our cells or flocks of birds in the sky. Physics Professor Ajay Gopinathan, with the School of Natural Sciences, and the researchers in his lab are investigating the general principles governing such biological transport...
Nov. 16, 2015
  Two Physics graduate students, Melissa Ricketts and Benaz Colabewala have been named Dan David Solar Fellows through the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (UC Solar), headquartered at UC Merced.    The fellowship began in 2007...
Oct. 6, 2015
While many young women her age are thinking about their favorite shoes or who they’ll go with to the winter formal, Callie Nance, 15, is thinking about her favorite science organizations and her future as a physicist. That’s why the Dinner with a Scientist event at UC Merced last week was so...
Sep. 28, 2015
Professors Linda Hirst and Sayantani Ghosh are combining liquid crystals with nanoparticles such as gold and quantum dots to come up with a new platform that could have applications in fields such as optics and medicine. And the two new grants the School of Natural...
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...

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