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Astrophysics at UC San Diego

Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS)

CASS is an organized research units (ORU) at UC San Diego and facilitates the interdisciplinary research of Astronomy & Astrophysics. CASS hosts faculty, researchers, postdocs, staff, and students from multiple departments, including Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Scripps Institute of Oceanography.


Physics Department

Astronomy & Astrophysics undergraduate and graduate educational programs are administered by the Physics Department. The Physics department allows the cross-disciplinary and germination of Astrophysics topics to be integrated with experimental and theoretical high-energy and particle Physics.


UC San Diego Astronomy News...

Geisel library with flowers

September 28, 2021

NSF Funded the Accelerated AI Algorithms for Data Driven Discovery Institute


September 1, 2021

Graduate Student Jayke Nguyen Awarded the Sloan Fellowship

Milky Way

July 1, 2021

UC San Diego now offers an Astronomy Graduate Program