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UC Santa Barbara offers a dynamic scientific community, world-class research and scholarship, and innovative courses and programs. Studying in the Division of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences, whether as an undergraduate or graduate, gives our students outstanding preparation for careers in the sciences, industry, business or for continued academic research.

Headlines

Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
June 26, 2015

BioSolar, Inc has announced that it has jointly filed a patent application with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). This invention forms the basis for the company's super battery technology.

June 25, 2015
  • PKD kidney v football

A human polycystic kidney can grow to the size of a regulation size football. A normal kidney is the size of a fist.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Indiana University School of Medicine

June 10, 2015
  • “I think it’s been the most important experience of my undergraduate education so far.”  Henry Morse UCSB junior

“I think it’s been the most important experience of my undergraduate education so far.”
Henry Morse
UCSB junior

Announcements

Divisional announcements and opportunities
  • Scott Boyer and Netz Arroyo

Scott Boyer (left) and Netz Arroyo
Photo Credit: Sonia Fernandez

  • Miguel de los Rios

Miguel de los Rios is a passionate entrepreneur focused on building and developing novel therapeutics to satisfy unmet needs in human medicine. He received his Ph.D. In biophysical chemistry and a BS in cell biology, both at UCSB.

  • Songi Han

Songi Han, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara, has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the Humboldt Foundation. Han is internationally known for her pioneering work in developing a novel technique for exploring surface water dynamics at biomolecular surfaces in solution.
 

Javier Read de Alaniz, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemisty at UC Santa Barbara, has received the 2015-16 Harold J. Plous Award.  
Photo Credit:  Sonia Fernandez