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

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

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.

Contact Us

Physics Department Chair
Ajay Gopinathan, Professor
Physics Graduate Group Chair
Sayantani Ghosh, Professor
Physics Undergraduate Lead
Carrie Menke, Associate Teaching Professor
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