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We are leaders in several subfields of physics & astronomy. We infuse that leadership into education and service. Our research foci include the origin and structure of the universe, the microscopic and macroscopic description of condensed matter and biological systems, and the physics of the environment.

 

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Graphene
New property revealed in graphene could lead to better performing solar panels: An international research team, co-led by UC Riverside physicist, shows how pure graphene efficiently converts light into electricity
An international research team, co-led by a physicist at the University of California, Riverside, has discovered a new mechanism for ultra-efficient charge and energy flow in graphene, opening up opportunities for developing new types of light-harvesting devices. The researchers fabricated pristine graphene — graphene with no…
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Sergio Garcia of UC Riverside will do research during the winter quarter on a particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider
Physics undergraduate student headed to CERN: Sergio Garcia of UC Riverside will do research during the winter quarter on a particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider
An undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside, has an extraordinary opportunity to do hands-on work in one of the most famous centers for scientific research in the world. Sergio Garcia, 21, of Perris, Calif., is the first UCR student to participate in the University of Michigan Semester Abroad program,…
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Thomas Kuhlman
Study deepens understanding of how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago
Thomas Kuhlman, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy who came to UC Riverside from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in July 2018, is the lead author on a study that attempts to explain how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago.   The study, published in the Proceedings of the National…
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