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Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
April 20, 2017

A comet or asteroid striking the Earth around 13,000 years ago caused the climate to cool, leading to the vanishing of megafauna like mammoths and mastodons in North America, a new study suggests. The research bolsters the argument for indications of such an event, which ushered in a cool period known as the Younger Dryas.


Divisional announcements and opportunities
  • Douglas McCauley Photo Credit: COURTESY WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Boosting ocean health is exactly what UC Santa Barbara aims to do through a new partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), a community of business, political and societal leaders working to improve the state of the world. 

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. Applications due: May 12, 2017