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Physicists anticipate new discoveries with restart of Large Hadron Collider

Mar 11, 2015 UC Santa Cruz physicists have been at the forefront of U.S. participation in the LHC and contributed to a major upgrade

UC Santa Cruz hosts conference for undergraduate women in physics

Jan 14, 2015 The 10th annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics will take place at UC Santa Cruz January 16 to 18.

‘Questions that Matter’: New public humanities series brings campus to community

Jan 8, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) will present "Making the Cosmos Local"—the first event in a new series of public dialogues titled Questions That Matter—on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

Physicist Peter Fischer elected fellow of American Physical Society

Dec 11, 2014 Peter Fischer, adjunct professor of physics at UC Santa Cruz, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Professor Sue Carter appointed associate dean of graduate studies

Sep 25, 2014 I am pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Carter, professor of physics, as associate dean of graduate studies, effective October 1, 2014.

In Memoriam: Matthew Sands

Sep 22, 2014 Matthew Linzee Sands, professor emeritus of physics who was instrumental in establishing Kresge College, died September 13 in Santa Cruz, five weeks shy of his 95th birthday.

Loma Prieta led to better assessments of earthquake hazards

Oct 2, 2009 The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake was a wakeup call to the Central Coast and San Francisco Bay Area, which had gone decades without a major earthquake. In the 20 years since then, increasingly sophisticated assessments of earthquake hazards have led to a better understanding of the seismic threat in the Bay Area and throughout California.

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