College of Science

Recognizing our exceptional faculty

Read about the achievements of exceptional faculty members in teaching, research, mentorship and service.


Two U professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

Valeria Molinero, distinguished professor of chemistry, and Erik Jorgensen, distinguished professor the School of Biological Sciences, were elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences.


An image of the Hamburg galaxy, a spiral disk in lit up in whites, yellows and pinks surrounded by the blackness of space, with some bright celestial objects dotting here and there.

Experience the universe for Dark Sky Week

April 22-30, join in local events honoring Utah’s phenomenal night skies.


Will crullers around black holes dance?

Shining doughnut-like structures come from the radiation of the accretion flow around the black hole.


First study of LGBT+ physicists reveals red flags

Pioneering study finds women, trans people, most likely to experience harassment. Overall climate and exclusionary behaviors are the biggest factors for LGBT+ scientists leaving physics.


Four U scientists are 2021 AAAS Fellows

The award dates back to 1874 and often precedes other accolades in long and impactful careers, including the Nobel Prize.


Extraordinary black hole found in neighboring galaxy

It is one of the only confirmed intermediate-mass black holes, an object that has long been sought by astronomers.


Sarah Bush looks through a telescope on a white sand beach and turquoise ocean in the Caribbean.

Letters from the Galapagos Islands

Virtually join middle-schooler Nora Clayton’s journey as she embeds herself with a U research team.


SDSS-V’s robots turn their eyes to the sky

After 21 years of observers loading heavy aluminum plates night after night, the cosmos are now visible through robotic eyes.


Polar adventures in math

Researchers Ken Golden and Jody Reimer use math to understand changing polar environments.