The Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 was awarded to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”
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UC San Diego Rises to No. 4 Among U.S. Public Universities in Academic Ranking of World Universities
The 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has recognized the University of California San Diego as No. 4 among public universities in the United States, rising one spot from last year. UC San Diego also jumped two spots to No. 19 in the world in the latest edition of the annual ranking released by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
The University of California San Diego has the highest number of influential voices in the University of California system and ranks 7th highest among universities worldwide, according to Clarivate.
Congratulations to Sirius Song on his project related to generation of coherent attosecond X-rays with orbital angular momentum, selected to receive the 2022 Undergraduate Summer Research Award!
In honor of Harold Ticho’s 90th birthday, his contributions to the field of physics, and his extraordinary service to UC San Diego, an endowed fund for an annual award to a student in physics was established. The Harold K. Ticho Award is used by the Department of Physics as a targeted recruitment tool to attract the best graduate students to study physics at UC San Diego.
“Spatial mode manipulation in communications and imaging”. The ability to analyse and control light’s spatial properties is a fundamental requirement in many disciplines throughout optical physics. Imaging is an obvious example, where how light occupies space is measured directly to reveal details of the object being imaged. However other applications such as telecommunications and the field of Space Division Multiplexing are also increasingly looking to the spatial properties of light as a means of increasing information capacity.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”, the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”
Ziyi Zhao, B.Sc. candidate in Physics, receives William A. Lee Undergraduate Research Scholarship to work on coherent X-ray generation with arbitrary angular momentum properties! Congratulations! The William A. Lee Undergraduate Research Scholarship provides competitive funding for University of California San Diego undergraduates majoring in the Physical Sciences to conduct research projects[…]