Research in Physics at UC Santa Cruz

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    Visiting Newton's Atelier before the Principia, 1679-1684

    August 9, 2018

    A plausible reconstruction of Newton's early development of the fundamental concepts that led to his Principia.

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    Materials Science at UC Santa Cruz

    September 16, 2015

    As the limits of Moore’s law are approached in electronics that use conventional components such as silicon, a search is underway for new ways that can overcome technical and fundamental barriers.

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    Drinking from the fire hose: searching for new physics at the world's largest machine

    August 13, 2015

    As an experimental high-energy physicist, Assistant Professor Mike Hance's research studies particle interactions by colliding them at the highest possible energies. To do this, he works on the ATLAS experiment, one of two multi-purpose experiments collecting data from the CERN Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, located near Geneva, Switzerland.

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    Delving into the Dark: Astronomical Probes of Dark Matter and Dark Energy

    September 9, 2011

    The research program of Assistant Professor Tesla Jeltema, the latest addition to the UC Santa Cruz Physics faculty, focuses precisely on astronomical probes of both dark matter and dark energy. The ultimate aim of Jeltema’s scientific work is to constrain models, gather information and eventually discover the nature of what “matters the most” in the universe.