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In The News
New research by Daniel Swain of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability clarifies how climate change influences severe weather. Read more...
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...
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...
The honor recognizes exceptional young scientists who have demonstrated "the most creative talent." Read more...
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...
May 4, 2017: Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences 4th annual Yanai Distinguished Lecture.
April 2017: Department of Physics & Astronomy Lectures, Seminars, and Colloqiua.
April 2017: Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Seminars and Colloquia.
April 2017: Department of Mathematics Seminars and Colloqiua.
An Atmospheric & Oceanic Studies professor tackles big questions with tiny particles
It’s in the air, it’s on your car, it gets up your nose. It’s been with us for eons, and it’s not going away anytime soon. It’s dust, and we need to understand it better to battle climate change. Jasper Kok, assistant professor in UCLA’s Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, is doing just that.