Chancellor Denice Denton spent a busy first week, holding
introductory meetings with a number of people from the campus community.
"UCSC is a wonderful place, and I feel very privileged and honored
to be here," she told the Academic Senate. Preschoolers from the
campus Children's Center were among those welcoming the chancellor to
campus. (Photo: Louise Donahue) [More]
New satellite observations of terrestrial gamma-ray
flashes have revealed surprising features of mysterious blasts from Earth.
"The energies we see are as high as those of gamma rays emitted from
black holes and neutron stars," said David Smith, an assistant professor
of physics at UCSC and first author of findings reported in Science.