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Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
April 17, 2018

A conference at UCSB will explore new possibilities in transformational science across disciplines

April 16, 2018

UCSB physicists team up with Caltech astronomers to commission the most advanced camera in the world

April 12, 2018

A class of proteins involved in essential cell functions has an unexpected role, UCSB scientists discover

April 4, 2018

Incorporating natural processes to exploit ecological forces and drive recovery of coral reef ecosystems is imperative, say ecologists


Divisional announcements and opportunities

Three scientists and scholars are elected to the 238th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two faculty members are named APS Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science

Funded through an annual gift of up to $75,000 from the Errett Fisher Foundation, the Daryl and Marguerite Errett Discovery Award in Biomedical Research is intended to honor the lives of Daryl and Marguerite Errett, while providing seed funding to the most exceptional young postdocs or research professionals (non-tenured faculty) at UC Santa Barbara early in their careers to support their innovative research in the field of biomedicine.

Funded through a generous $47,000 gift from international business leader and entrepreneur Harvey Karp, the Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award is intended to provide seed funding to the most exceptional young postdocs at UC Santa Barbara early in their careers and support their innovative research.