College of Science

Cutting through noise for better solar cells

U physicists analyzed electrical noise to detect formerly invisible inefficiencies in solar cells and identified the physical processes that caused them. The technique could make future solar cells more efficient.


New effort to map the universe, unravel mysteries of ‘dark energy’

The international collaboration that includes the University of Utah aims to construct a 3-D map of the universe in more detail than ever before.


Why chemistry?

Find your niche in chemistry and make your own discoveries.


11 U students awarded prestigious NSF fellowships

This is the second-largest U cohort to date.


A headshot of Anil Seth, wearing glasses and a collared shirt, in front of a photo from a space telescope that shows millions of stars.

Black holes and humankind

Learn how understanding black holes can help us understand ourselves.


A wall of blue LED lights.

New perovskite LED emits a circularly polarized glow

LEDs led to the high-definition viewing experience we’ve come to expect from our screens. A new type of LED that utilizes spintronics could take displays to the next level.


Building a mobile, virtual reality classroom

Going well beyond video chatting, University of Utah students dissect virtual animals.


Perseverance Rover’s journey to Mars

U alum Thomas Stucky, a KBRwyle engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center, talked about NASA’s mission to search for life on Mars—and prepare for future human explorers.


Exploring the science of sea ice

U mathematician Ken Golden takes to the ice in a Frontiers of Science lecture.


SARS-CoV-2-like particles very sensitive to temperature

A new study suggests that as temperatures get cooler, particles on surfaces will remain infectious longer.