From sub-atomic to astronomical scales, we are working on the frontiers of science.
Surfers have a very intimate connection to the ocean. Their skin is bathed in the rushing tide, and crashing waves send salty seawater into their ears, eyes and throat. Inside and out, they are saturated with diverse molecules and bacteria to which the average person is not exposed. This prompts the question: How do these unique bacteria and chemicals impact human health? Cliff Kapono, UC San Diego chemistry doctoral student, is embarking on a worldwide quest to find out.
As the number of women interested in majoring in physics increases, three new physics professors hope to open doors for those seeking to pursue research careers.