The School of Physical Sciences gained international prominence in 1995 when professors F. Sherwood Rowland (Chemistry) and Frederick Reines (Physics) each received the Nobel Prize, making UCI the first public university with faculty receiving Nobel prizes in two different fields in the same year. Research in the school rates among the nation's finest in atmospheric chemistry, organic chemistry, geoscience, elementary particle physics and plasma physics. State-of-the-art multidisciplinary research takes place at several centers and institutes, including the Institute for Surface and Interface Science, the Chemical and Material Physics Program, and the Center for Global Environmental Change Research.
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