University of California - Santa Barbara

At the interface of math and science

In popular culture, mathematics is often deemed inaccessible or esoteric. Yet in the modern world, it plays an ever more important role in our daily lives and a decisive role in the discovery and development ...

dateSep 29, 2014 in Mathematics
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Unique eclipsing binary star system discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astrophysicists at UC Santa Barbara are the first scientists to identify two white dwarf stars in an eclipsing binary system, allowing for the first direct radius measurement of a rare white ...

dateMay 19, 2010 in Astronomy
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Physicists make discovery in quantum mechanics

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- Physicists at UC Santa Barbara have made an important advance in quantum mechanics using a superconducting electrical circuit. The finding is reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature.

dateSep 23, 2009 in Quantum Physics
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