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Outreach & Media

UC Merced Physics students, postdocs, and faculty members are actively engaged in science outreach in the Merced region, and in sharing their most exciting research findings with the public through news media.

Public Outreach

Summer 2020. David Strubbe, Ajay Gopinathan, Kinjal Dasbiswas and Daniel Beller and their graduate students delivered online workshops for K-12 students and teachers through summer programs organized by CalTeach and CCBM. These included experimental demonstrations and computational modules that illustrate basic principles of physics.








David Strubbe, Jing Xu, and Daniel Beller shared their scientific work and career paths with local area 6th-9th graders at Merced County's 13th annual Dinner with A Scientist event hosted by UC Merced.


Ghosh Lab members Som Sarang and Katerina Nikolaidou present 'Light and Energy' modules in Buhach Colony High School in Atwater.

The modules were developed at a summer MACES workshop, in collaboration with six high school science teachers from nearby schools.



Gopinathan Group members take part in CCBM outreach efforts including visits to local schools, lab tours for school field trips, and summer research internships for high school students (STEP).

UC Merced Physics Research in the Media

Ghosh Lab partners with NASA to develop spray-on solar cells.


NPR station KTEP of El Paso, TX, interviews David Strubbe on the program Science Studio for "a compelling dicussion on solar cells & nuclear fusion" (May 2019).

Ajay Gopinathan gives Aspen Public Radio Interview on Biological Physics, conducted by Aspen Valley high school students (June 2016)

Aspen Science Highlights interview Ajay Gopinathan about his work on collective motion.

David Strubbe interviewed at Spanish radio station "Radio Aragón" about the Benasque Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory Conference: Recording and transcripts here.


At Vancouver Fashion Week, fashion brand VOGEL debuts the “Fibonacci skirt”, modeled after Bin Liu's research on the physics of origami.