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November 02, 2011

A discovery by physicists at UC Santa Barbara may earn silicon carbide –– a semiconductor commonly used by the electronics industry –– a role at the center of a new generation of information technologies designed to exploit quantum physics for tasks such as ultrafast computing and nanoscale sensing.

September 20, 2011

Songi Han, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara, has been selected to receive a coveted 2011 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is one of 49 researchers in the nation to be so honored.

September 06, 2011

What would it be like to dive into the veins and arteries of the human body or weave through the layers of the brain? With the AlloSphere, a 33-foot diameter sphere built inside of a three-story echo-free cube, these feats are now possible.

September 01, 2011

A new paradigm in quantum information processing has been demonstrated by physicists at UC Santa Barbara. Their results are published in this week’s issue of Science Express online.

August 09, 2011

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has committed $417,822 to continue funding UC Santa Barbara’s innovative Internships in Nanosystems Science, Engineering and Technology (INSET) program.

June 27, 2011

Physicists working at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Konstanz in Germany have developed a breakthrough in the use of diamond in quantum physics, marking an important step toward quantum computing. The results are reported in this week’s online edition of Nature Physics.

June 16, 2011

UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Scientific Computing (CSC) has expanded computing resources for campus researchers with a new, state-of-the-art, high-performance, $1 million computing cluster.

The new Hewlett-Packard cluster has the computing power of 12 TeraFLOPS, or 12 trillion floating point operations per second. It will fulfill the need for calculations and simulations that are too large for desktop computers or workstations, but below those normally run at the handful of national supercomputing centers.

May 02, 2011

UC Santa Barbara will receive more than $14 million over five years in two awards from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Multicampus University Research Initiative (MURI) program.

“The sustained support provided by the MURI program makes it possible for large multidisciplinary teams to make rapid advances in new technologies,” said Michael Witherell, Vice Chancellor for Research at UCSB. “This is a very competitive program, and these two UCSB-led groups were reviewed to be at the top in their field.”

April 19, 2011

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, say they’ve figured out the cause of a problem that’s made light-emitting diodes (LEDs) impractical for general lighting purposes. Their work will help engineers develop a new generation of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting that could replace incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.

February 08, 2011

A prominent UC Santa Barbara faculty member and a distinguished alumnus of its College of Engineering are among the 68 new members elected today by the National Academy of Engineering.

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