News & Announcements


Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
August 8, 2017

Chemists have largely ignored quantum mechanics. But it now turns out that this strange physics has a huge effect on biochemical reactions.

August 4, 2017
  • A bluestreak cleaner wrasse makes its living eating parasites off larger fish, such as this ornate butterfly fish. Photo by age fotostock/Alamy Stock Photo

Motorboat noise spurs rise in fish-on-fish crime.

August 2, 2017

According to a new study published in Royal Society Open Science today, conservation efforts to eradicate the crown-of-thorn starfish may be more effective at night.

July 22, 2017
  • Stained vascular cells

Researchers dissect the process by which blood vessels shrink, which could have important implications for human health


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