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The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in Los Angeles. It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the fourth-oldest (after UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and UC Davis) of the 10-campus University of California system and oldest of the campuses in Southern California. It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. UCLA enrolls about 31,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students and had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, making the school the most applied-to of any American university. UCLA's freshman admit rate for the fall 2019 term was 12%. The university is organized into six undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and four professional health science schools. The undergraduate colleges are the College of Letters and Science; Samueli School of Engineering; School of the Arts and Architecture; Herb Alpert School of Music; School of Theater, Film and Television; and School of Nursing.

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UCLA scientists create world’s smallest ‘refrigerator’

“How do you keep the world’s tiniest soda cold? UCLA scientists may have the answer. A team led by UCLA physics professor Chris Regan has succeeded in creating thermoelectric coolers that are only 100 nanometers thick — roughly one ten-millionth …

UCLA Computer Scientists Set Benchmarks to Optimize Quantum Computer Performance

“Two UCLA computer scientists have shown that existing compilers, which tell quantum computers how to use their circuits to execute quantum programs, inhibit the computers’ ability to achieve optimal performance. Specifically, their research has revealed that improving quantum compilation design …

Engineering Researchers Develop New Camera System to See Around Corners

“Breakthrough could lead to technologies that help cars avoid hidden obstacles and doctors see better detail A UCLA engineering professor and two colleagues in Japan have developed a new camera that can see around corners. The camera takes advantage of …

Wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time

“The device is inexpensive, flexible and highly durable, UCLA bioengineers say UCLA bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time through a smartphone app. Their research is published in the …

UCLA physicists develop world’s best quantum bits

“A team of researchers at UCLA has set a new record for preparing and measuring the quantum bits, or qubits, inside of a quantum computer without error. The techniques they have developed make it easier to build quantum computers that …

UCLA and Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop First Real-Time Physics Engine for Soft Robotics

“Motion picture animation and video games are impressively lifelike nowadays, capturing a wisp of hair falling across a heroine’s eyes or a canvas sail snapping crisply in the wind. Collaborators from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and …

UCLA Engineers Develop Simpler, Faster Way to Build Complex & Better-Performing 3D Electronics

“UCLA engineers have developed a faster, simpler 3D-printing technique to build electronics, trimming their manufacturing time from hours down to a few minutes. The method can be used to print electronics into complex shapes in volumes that could be used …

UCLA-led research team produces most accurate 3D images of ‘2D materials’

“Scientists develop innovative technique to pinpoint coordinates of single atoms A UCLA-led research team has produced in unprecedented detail experimental three-dimensional maps of the atoms in a so-called 2D material — matter that isn’t truly two-dimensional but is nearly …

Researchers flip how electrical signals move liquid droplets

“The advance – using an electrical push rather than a pull – could lead to more reliable medical diagnostic tools Matthew Chin | August 26, 2019 When medical laboratories analyze blood samples for signs of disease, they sometimes use instruments that rely on …

Soft-bodied swimming robot uses only light for power and steering

“In a paper in Science Robotics, materials scientists from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering describe a new design for a swimming robot that’s both powered and steered by constant light. The device, called OsciBot because it moves by …