nuclear physics

Grant Awarded for Training the Next Generation of Nuclear Scientists

February 18, 2021
Students from around the United States will receive education and training in nuclear science at UC Davis thanks to a $25 million grant to the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC). UC Davis is one of 11 universities in the consortium, which is led by UC Berkeley.

Next-Generation Particle Physics

September 19, 2019

The Large Hadron Collider — the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator — smashes particles together at energies up to 14 trillion electron volts. Maxwell Chertok, professor of physics, and other UC Davis researchers, help design instruments that can withstand the LHC’s extreme conditions. 

Physics Alum Hunting for Neutrinos

November 27, 2018
Julie He (B.S., physics, ’16) wanted to help people — maybe by being a doctor — but discovered instead how to make a difference through physics. She is now building a science career that will fulfill her goal of ensuring a healthy world.

Undergraduate Research: Physics Helps Protect the World

April 18, 2018

Lena Korkeila, a UC Davis undergraduate from Placerville, California, is gaining real-world experience through physics research while helping to improve monitoring of nuclear reactors.

Vintage Venue: UC Davis Crocker Lab Celebrates 50th Anniversary

May 18, 2016
Tucked inside a modest building in the heart of the UC Davis campus, the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory opened in April 1966. Past and present employees recently gathered to celebrate the cyclotron’s five decades of discovery and innovation. During the event, historic photographs lined the walls of the lab’s tall cargo bay, and tours revealed atomic-era machinery still at work.