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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
May 20, 2015
  • A California two-spot octopus hatchling.

A UCSB study demonstrates that an octopus's skin possesses the same cellular mechanism for detecting light as its eyes do
 

May 13, 2015

A new study conducted by scientists at UC Santa Barbara reveals a novel function for WDR5, a protein known for its critical role in gene expression whereby information encoded in genes is converted into products like RNA (ribonucleic acid) and protein.

April 23, 2015
  • Nanophotonic Researchers

Left to right: Co-authors Steven Swasey, Beth Gwinn and Stacy Copp.
Photo Credit:
SONIA FERNANDEZ

 

April 20, 2015
  • The third largest mammal on Earth, hippos are distant relatives of whales.  Photo Credit: Jen Guyton

The third largest mammal on Earth, hippos are distant relatives of whales.  Photo Credit: Jen Guyton

Announcements

Divisional announcements and opportunities
  • 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.

Ranking is based on scientific impact and involvement in scientific collaboration in the sciences and social sciences  
 

  • Peter Ford, Photo Credit: Sonia Fernandez

Peter Ford, Chemistry professor recognized for his work in understanding the mechanisms of inorganic chemistry.
Photo Credit: Sonia Fernandez

Chemistry professor recognized for his work in understanding the mechanisms of inorganic chemistry - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/015401/ford-wins-royal-society-chemistry-a...

The UCSB physicist becomes the 12th faculty member in the Department of Physics selected for membership in the prestigious academy