News & Announcements


Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
August 23, 2017
  • Hot dog and fries

Last month, a 20-year-long study published in Health Psychology found that when people think they're less active than similar-aged peers—even if they're equally or more active—they're more likely to die earlier. This is just the latest in a long line of research that's been mystifying psychologists as much as physicians for decades: How people feel about their health changes it.

August 22, 2017

Thirty-one years ago, scientists made their first attempt to find dark matter with a particle detector in a South Dakota mine.

August 21, 2017
  • Ostracod bioluminescence

Sir David Attenborough narrates an award-winning BBC documentary about bioluminescent organisms at a free screening Aug. 29

August 18, 2017
  • Mussels intertidal

Fewer trips to the dentist may be in your future, and you have mussels to thank.

Inspired by the mechanisms mussels use to adhere to inhospitable surfaces, UC Santa Barbara researchers have developed a new type of dental composite that provides an extra layer of durability to treated teeth. The potential payoff? Longer lasting fillings, crowns, implants and other work.


Divisional announcements and opportunities

With research and technologies holding a higher impact on society, scholars and practitioners note innovation solutions combined with knowledge management are the key to improving global health care and human wellbeing.

Developmental biologist and Otis Williams Postdoctoral Fellow Georgina Stooke-Vaughan to investigate the mechanical development of the eye

  • Graphic design brain

UCSB Brain Initiative wins Hearst Foundation award to amplify interdisciplinary effort

Geologist and Fulbright scholar Alexander Simms will conduct research at Durham University in the United Kingdom