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2,754
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84.9%
1st year retention rate of Fall 2019 student cohort

What's Happening

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Feb. 25, 2021

UNLV scientist Gary Kleiger at the forefront of a potential new drug modality; research published in the journal Nature.

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Feb. 18, 2021

Radiochemistry program teaming with universities, national labs for research and development in nuclear science, engineering, and security.

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Feb. 18, 2021

Before you tune into today's Mars landing, read up on UNLV's role in the search for life on the Red Planet.

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Feb. 5, 2021

Physics professor Michael Pravica's work on useful hard X-ray photochemistry could reveal novel materials — and possibly an explanation for the origin of life on Earth.

Feb. 3, 2021

A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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HiPSEC

High Pressure Science and Engineering Center

The High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC) is supported by the DOE-NNSA Stewardship Science Academic Alliances. HiPSEC is based at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is a multidisciplinary research group consisting of faculty, staff and students of the Physics and Astronomy , Geoscience, Chemistry and Engineering Departments.