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Photons exchanging information between optical microcavities containing individual electron spins.

Photons exchanging information between optical microcavities containing individual electron spins.

Optical network of core-shell quantum dots communicating quantum spin information between nodes.

Optical network of core-shell quantum dots communicating quantum spin information between nodes.

Grad student Kurt Soto reflected in the 10 meter mirror of the Keck telescope, used to gather data for his PhD thesis.

Grad student Kurt Soto reflected in the 10 meter mirror of the Keck telescope, used to gather data for his PhD thesis.

A graduate student in Professor Bouwmeester’s lab measures optical properties of photonic crystal microcavities.

A graduate student in Professor Bouwmeester’s lab measures optical properties of photonic crystal microcavities.

Imaging and manipulating arrays of single spins in semiconductors.

Imaging and manipulating arrays of single spins in semiconductors.

Scanning Electron Microscope (Hansma lab) measuring bone strength.

Scanning Electron Microscope (Hansma lab) measuring bone strength.

Professor Elisabeth Gwinn working with graduate students.

Professor Elisabeth Gwinn working with graduate students.

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Worster Research Symposium - October 20, 2017

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A team of astronomers, including UC Santa Barbara physicist Joseph Hennawi, have made the first measurements of small-scale ripples in this primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars. The results appear in the journal Science.

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Open Faculty Positions in Physics

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Assistant Professor Position in Experimental Particle Physics - Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Particle Physics with an appointment to start July 1, 2018 or later. We seek outstanding candidates in the broad areas of dark matter detection, neutrino physics, and other areas of non-collider experimental particle physics.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with an outstanding record of research accomplishment and professional activity and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and statement of their past and planned contributions to research and teaching. A statement of contributions to outreach and diversity is also welcome. Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be provided. The application materials and letters should be submitted via UC Recruit (https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01099). The department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. See http://diversity.evc.ucsb.edu/.

The UCSB HEP group has ongoing efforts on the CMS, LDMX, LUX, LZ, and MilliQan experiments, as well as a record of major detector system design and construction projects, and of significant science analyses. Relevant resources in the group and department include excellent technical staff and facilities, frequent useful KITP programs, and world leading efforts in related experimental areas, e.g., astrophysical instrumentation. See http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/.

Applications received by November 1, 2017 will be given full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Tenure-Track Lecturer) - Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment with an appointment to begin on July 1, 2018 or later. The Physics Department seeks to hire a colleague committed to a career of leadership in its program for undergraduate physics majors, as well as to excellence in teaching a range of courses for budding physicists, other science students, and engineers. The successful candidate will become a member of the Academic Senate.

With close to 800 majors, UCSB’s undergraduate physics program is among the largest in the country and continues to grow rapidly. This dynamic environment provides many opportunities for change and innovation. Further information about physics at UCSB can be found at http://www.physics.ucsb.edu.

Applicants must have a Ph.D in physics or in a closely related field at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to individuals with an outstanding record of teaching and leadership in undergraduate physics education. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. See http://diversity.evc.ucsb.edu/. The department is also committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and teaching statement. It is also encouraged to submit a list of publications (if available) as well as an outreach and diversity statement. At least three letters of reference should be provided. The application materials and letters should be submitted via UC Recruit (https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01101).

Applications received by November 1, 2017 will be given full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Open Postdoc Positions in Physics

Fundamental Physics Fellows

The physics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the establishment of a new postdoctoral series. Our goal is to attract an outstanding researcher working on fundamental questions in theoretical physics.

High Energy Theory and Gravitational Theory Postdocs

The High Energy Theory and Gravitational Theory Groups at UC Santa Barbara expect to appoint 1-2 Postdoctoral Scholars. We seek outstanding physicists with strong research records in these fields that synergize with interests in our groups. These positions will span a range of interests including quantum gravity, string theory, quantum field theory, and connections to quantum information theory.

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Beth Gwinn Lab Photo - Graduate Education

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We are now ranked among the top five graduate research physics programs according to the 2010 National Research Council rankings.

Our department has outstanding students, postdocs, researchers, staff, and faculty, many of whom have garnered prestigious awards.

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Eva Silverstein, Stanford University

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