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College of Sciences News

The College of Sciences provides students a solid foundation in natural, physical, and mathematical sciences for a successful career in the sciences and other professional programs.

Current Sciences News

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Research | October 14, 2020

The discovery, reported in the journal Nature, opens door for reimagining the energy grid, technology, society

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Research | October 13, 2020

UNLV astrophysicist Bing Zhang contributes to study offering new, most complete start-to-finish view of neutron star merger.

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Research | October 6, 2020

Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute student researchers embrace remote learning and engage in public policy research to benefit UNLV and the region.

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People | September 29, 2020

College of Sciences Alumna of the Year made a change at UNLV that led to an inspirational career in education.

Campus News | September 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

People | September 11, 2020

Seeing opportunities to meet needs during the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 summer Ph.D. graduate stepped in to help. 

Sciences In The News

October 20, 2020

The long-sought goal of finding a superconductor that works at room temperature has been achieved, showing promise for future applications in personal electronics and other technologies, researchers say.

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October 19, 2020

It’s the kind of discovery scientists wait a lifetime for. The kind that, with a little - or a lot - more work, could completely change the world as we know it.

October 16, 2020

EVER SINCE DUTCH PHYSICIST HEIKE ONNES DISCOVERED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY IN 1911, scientists have strived for its perfect formulation.

Pahrump Valley Times
October 16, 2020

Physicists from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Rochester have made a breakthrough in the long sought-after quest for a room-temperature superconductor, what they call the “holy grail” of energy efficiency.

International Business Times
October 16, 2020

Scientists have long searched for a material that is superconductive. While there has been a few successes, achieving superconductivity at room temperature has been elusive. But now, scientists have created a material that can conduct electricity efficiently at close to room temperature up to 15° Celsius or 59° Fahrenheit.

October 15, 2020

Scientists have found the first material that displays a much sought-after property at room temperature.

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Recent Sciences Accomplishments

October 21, 2020
Chao-Chin Yang (Physics and Astronomy) was awarded a multi-institutional research grant by NASA through the Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Networks (TCAN) program. Led by New Mexico State University, other collaborators include UNLV, University of Arizona, Iowa State University, and SETI Institute in the United States, and Max Planck...
October 15, 2020
Ashkan Salamat (Physics and Astronomy) and a team of researchers have made a breakthrough in the long-sought-after quest for a room-temperature superconductor, what they call the “holy grail” of energy efficiency. The research team, which includes Ranga Dias from the University of Rochester, established room temperature superconductivity in a...
September 14, 2020
Zhaohuan Zhu (Physics and Astronomy) coauthored the article "A Triple-Star System with a Misaligned and Warped Circumstellar Disk Shaped by Disk Tearing," which has been published in Science. 
September 4, 2020
Qing Wu, Yingke Xu (both Epidemiology and Biostatistics), and Jovan Alvarez (Life Sciences) published an article on “Tricyclic Antidepressant Use and Risk of Fractures: A Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies through the Use of Both Frequentist and Bayesian Approaches” in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. This meta-analysis aimed to quantitatively...
September 3, 2020
Qing Wu, Jongyun Jung (both Public Health), and Mira V. Han (Life Sciences) recently published an article on “Machine Learning Approaches for Fracture Risk Assessment: A Comparative Analysis of Genomic and Phenotypic Data in 5130 Older Men” in the journal Calcified Tissue International. The study aims were to develop fracture prediction models by...
September 2, 2020
Jef Jaeger (Life Sciences) and Kathy Longshore, '03 PhD Biology, were among a group of researchers spearheaded by collaborators at Oregon State University that recently published, "Genetic and Environmental Indicators of Climate Change Vulnerability for Desert Bighorn Sheep." The research, featured in Frontiers of Ecology and Evolution, has...