Terence Tao spotlightVBTN

Terence Tao:
Mathematics

Terence Tao took calculus as a seven-year-old high school student. By age 20 he had received a Ph.D. from Princeton and joined the UCLA faculty. He has won the Fields Medal in Mathematics, a MacArthur "genius" grant, and the Crafoord Prize for Mathematics. Watch him talk about how he approaches problem solving.

 

Joseph Teran spotlightVBTN

Joseph Teran:
Mathematics


Joseph Teran, named one of the "20 best brains under 40" by Discover Magazine, pioneered the use of applied mathematics in both virtual surgery and animation. Watch him discuss it here.

 

McWilliams JimSpotlight2

James McWilliams:
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences


James McWilliams researches the natural fluid dynamics of the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere. His three-dimensional simulation model of the U.S. West Coast is an important tool for interpreting coastal data and predicting future coastal changes.

 

davidJewittSpotlight

David Jewitt: Earth,
Planetary, & Space Sciences

David Jewitt, director of the Institute for Planets and Exoplanets (iPLEX), won the Shaw Prize and the Kavli Prize for astrophysics, each worth $1 million, for discovering and characterizing the Kuiper Belt.

 

NeilGarg

Neil Garg:
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Neil Garg's exceptional research develops synthetic strategies and methods that enable the synthesis of complex bioactive molecules. He is also beloved for his Organic Chemistry course, in which students create music videos about chemical reactions.

 

Aradhna Tripati: Earth,
Planetary, & Space Sciences


Aradhna Tripati's group aims to understand the role of the carbon cycle in changing seawater chemistry and climate.

 

songChunZhuSpotlight

Song-Chun Zhu: Statistics


Song-Chun Zhu's computer vision research has exciting applications for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

 

suzannePaulsonSpotlight

Suzanne Paulson: Atmospheric
& Oceanic Sciences


Suzanne Paulson's research into the atmospheric chemistry of aerosols illustrates the effect of pollutants on our health and our climate here in Los Angeles.

 

sabeehaMerchantSpotlight

Sabeeha Merchant: Chemistry
& Biochemistry


Sabeeha Merchant is a lead researcher on the gene sequencing of single-cell green algae, work which may have wide-reaching implications for the study of human disease.

 

andreaGhezSpotlightVbtn

Andrea Ghez:
Physics & Astronomy


Andrea Ghez researches the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy using the largest telescope in the world. Watch her talk about why she came to UCLA.

 

In The News

Louisiana floodingUCLA weather expert tests link between extreme events and hotter temperatures

New research by Daniel Swain of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability clarifies how climate change influences severe weather. Read more...

Juli FeigonThe Protein Society lauds chemistry and biochemistry professor for her research

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Juli Feigon will receive the 2017 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award in recognition of exceptional contributions in protein science which profoundly influence our understanding of biology. Read more...


Neil GargUCLA Chemistry professor is finalist for Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

California Professor of the Year Neil Garg, who has been getting large numbers of UCLA students to love organic chemistry for years, has been selected as one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. Read more...

Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Jose Rodriguez named a 2017 Searle Scholar

The honor recognizes exceptional young scientists who have demonstrated "the most creative talent." Read more...

Mark Morris dying starUCLA astronomer observes a dying red giant star’s final act

UCLA professor of physics and astronomy Mark Morris and an international team of astronomers have observed a striking spiral pattern in the gas surrounding a red giant star. Read more...