Content Tagged with: Department Of Physics And Astronomy

How a supermassive black hole originates

UC Riverside-led study points to a seed black hole produced by a dark matter halo collapse

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Trions exhibit novel characteristics in moiré superlattices

When two similar atomic layers with mismatching lattice constants — the constant distance between a layer’s unit cells — and/or orientation are stacked together, the resulting bilayer can exhibit a moiré pattern and form a moiré superlattice. Moiré patterns are interference patterns that typically arise when one object with a...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

A new dimension in the quest to understand dark matter

UC Riverside dark matter research program targets assumptions about particle physics

Veteran and community college transfer student heads to UCLA for graduate studies

When he joined the U.S. Navy in 2010, Mychal Valle didn’t think he would ever return to school. After all, he got to work on new radar technologies in the navy and got recognized for writing technical manuals. But by the time he left the navy in 2016, Valle’s service...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Students

‘Twisting’ atomic materials may convert light into electricity

US Army grant to UC Riverside will support the study of the science of light and its interaction with matter

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Researchers use a nanoscale synthetic antiferromagnet to toggle nonlinear spin dynamics

UC Riverside-led work could lead to better computer technologies

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Searching for elusive supersymmetric particles

UC Riverside physicist on a team that conducted experiments at the Large Hadron Collider

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Moiré patterns facilitate discovery of novel insulating phases

UC Riverside-led study observed unexpected insulating phases by placing electrons on stacked monolayers of 2D semiconductors

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Astronomers offer possible explanation for elusive dark-matter-free galaxies

UC Riverside-led study finds extreme tidal mass loss in dwarf galaxies formed in a simulation

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Graduate student’s BADASS code has astronomical benefits

Open-source code developed at UC Riverside is free, versatile, and easy to use

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

New multicampus consortium to study assembly of coronaviruses

Host campus UC Riverside will be joined by UC Davis and UC Merced

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

New method identifies adaptive mutations in complex evolving populations

UC Riverside study focused on how HIV mutates to escape the immune system

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Scientists precisely measure total amount of matter in the universe

UC Riverside-led team’s technique relied on determining the mass of galaxy clusters

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

NIH grant to physicist focuses on how pathogens evolve

Research could lead to the design of new and better treatments to fight disease

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Creating Through Crises

Fifteen UCR faculty members and staff offer tips on keeping a creative spirit in the age of COVID-19

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Why are plants green?

UC Riverside-led research team’s model to explain photosynthesis lays out the next challenging phase of research on how green plants transform light energy into chemical energy

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Observation of intervalley transitions can boost valleytronic science and technology

An international research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has observed light emission from a new type of transition between electronic valleys, known as intervalley transmissions. The research provides a new way to read out valley information, potentially leading to new types of devices. Current semiconductor...

Satellite galaxies of the Milky Way help test dark matter theory

UC Riverside physicists demonstrate “self-interacting dark matter” model can be tested using astronomical observations of Draco and Fornax

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

First sighting of mysterious Majorana fermion on a common metal

Physicists’ discovery could lead to a new family of materials for robust qubits in quantum computing

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

How a virus forms its symmetric shells

UC Riverside-led study could inform the design of engineered nano-shells used in drug delivery