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Three outstanding UCLA scientists win Presidential Early Career Awards

Three exceptional young scientists have been honored with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers by President Obama. Read More

 

How the brain makes memories: rhythmically

Now, in a discovery that challenges conventional wisdom on the brain mechanisms of learning, UCLA neuro-physicists have found there is an optimal brain "rhythm," or frequency, for changing synaptic strength.  Read More

Crab Pulsar emits light at highest energies ever detected in a pulsar system, scientists report

"We have found something totally new," said UCLA's Rene Ong, spokesperson for the international VERITAS experiment. "It is astronomy in a completely new light."  Read More

Fighting violent gang crime with math

UCLA mathematicians working with the Los Angeles Police Department to analyze crime patterns have designed a mathematical algorithm to identify street gangs involved in unsolved violent crimes. Read More