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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.

 

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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.

 

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Andrea Bertozzi:
Mathematics


Andrea Bertozzi applies mathematics to social problems that affect people's lives, including using swarm models to help solve violent gang crimes in Los Angeles.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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Jianwei Miao:
Physics & Astronomy


Work by Jianwei Miao's Coherent Imaging Group has allowed scientists to view the interior structure of a nanomolecule for the first time.

 

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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.

 

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Edward Wright:
Physics & Astronomy


Edward L. Wright, a leading researcher in infrared astronomy and cosmology, is the principal investigator on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), which completed a survey of the whole sky.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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