Saturday, February 29


UCLA mathematician helps prove simplified equation discovered by physicists

This post was updated Nov. 25 at 6:00 p.m. A new mathematical equation was recently discovered by UCLA mathematician and professor Terence Tao, and three physicists. Read more...

Photo: UCLA mathematician and professor Terence Tao, alongside three physicists, discovered an equation that simplifies the calculation of a mathematical statistic called an eigenvector. (Courtesy of Reed Hutchinson/UCLA)


UCLA Health launches $20M fundraising campaign to start lung disease research center

UCLA Health has begun a $20 million fundraising campaign for researching lung disease. The initiative, which has collected $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund so far, will be used to create a new center for advanced lung disease at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, according to a press release published Thursday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Health has begun a $20 million fundraising campaign for lung disease research. The initiative’s funds will be used to create a center for advanced lung disease at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. (Daily Bruin file photo)



UCLA program awarded $8.7M grant to fund prostate cancer research

The UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Health were awarded $8.7 million from the National Cancer Institute for their prostate cancer program, according to a university press release Thursday. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Prostate Cancer Program received an $8.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, according to a university press release Tuesday. The grant will be used to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of prostate cancer. (Daily Bruin file photo)


School of engineering hosts a daylong event celebrating internet’s 50th birthday

Mark Cuban, Jameela Jamil and Ashton Kutcher were among the many noted speakers that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the internet with UCLA on Tuesday. Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of when graduate student Charley Kine, working under UCLA distinguished computer science professor Leonard Kleinrock sent a data transmission over a computer network, laying the groundwork for what later became known as the internet. Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti presented Leonard Kleinrock, a distinguished computer science professor, with a key to the city. Kleinrock’s research helped develop the internet as we know it today. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)