Friday, August 19, 2016

UCI Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Fifth Force of Nature - August 18, 2017

A UCI Physics and Astronomy team, led by professors Jonathan Feng and Tim Tait, have made a discovery that could profoundly change the future of physics. They have found evidence of a fifth force of nature and a new particle that could have implications for the unification of forces and efforts to understand the dark matter that pervades the universe. If their work is confirmed, I predict a Nobel Prize.

Professor Tait did an excellent job of explaining this work on NPR. You can hear the interview at

You can also see a collection of news coverage at our Storify page. Of course, true physicists will want to look at their Physical Review Letter, 117, 071803 (2016).

I hope accomplishments like these make you proud to be associated with our School and with UCI. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and research presentations.

Kenneth C. Janda
Professor and Dean
UCI School of Physical Sciences  

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