Broida Hall 50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:30am – 2:30pm

We are excited to welcome our alumni back to Broida Hall during the 12th Annual All Gaucho Reunion on April 28, 2018! We will celebrate 50 years of Physics in Broida Hall with presentations from leading physicists, a special alumni luncheon, and tours of our physics research labs in which exciting and innovative science is performed every day.

All Gaucho Reunion

Physics Alumni Reception

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:30am – 2:30pm
Open to all Physics Department Alumni!

Time Location Description
10:30am - 10:45am Broida 1610 Douglas Scalapino, UCSB Physics Department
The Founding of UCSB Physics
10:45am - 10:55am Broida 1610 Jean Carlson, UCSB Physics Department
Looking Outward with a Physics Point of View: Interdisciplinary Work at UCSB
10:55am - 11:05am Broida 1610 Donald Marolf, UCSB Physics Department
UCSB Physics Present and Future
11:05 - Noon Broida 1610 Joseph Incandela, UCSB Physics Department
Search for the Genetic Code of Our Universe
Noon - 1:00pm Broida Courtyard Lunch and Alumni Awards Presentation
1:00pm - 2:30pm Broida Courtyard Student Poster Presentations and Broida Research Laboratory Tours


Photoof Douglas Scalapino

Douglas Scalapino

The Founding of UCSB Physics

Douglas Scalapino joined the Physics Department in 1968 and is currently Professor Emeritus of Physics.  He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of numerous awards including the 2013 Eugene Feenberg Memorial Medal for ground-breaking contributions to superconductivity physics.

Jean Carlson

Jean Carlson


Jean Carlson is Professor of Physics at UCSB and recipient of the James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Award for research in complex systems. Her research involves both fundamental issues and applications in complex systems theory, network science, and multiscale modeling. Prof. Carlson’s group is unique in the breadth of applications studied, which includes materials science, earthquakes, the adaptive immune system, epidemics, neuroscience, wildfires, disaster response, evacuation, social networks, and economics.

Photo of Donald Marolf

Donald Marolf

UCSB Physics: Present and Future

Donald Marolf is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics at UCSB and Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation. His research explores black holes, gravitational aspects of string theory, and issues associated with gravity, entropy and entanglement.

Photo of Joseph Incandela

Joseph Incandela

The Search for the Genetic Code of Our Universe

Joe Incandela is Professor of Physics and Director of the Office of Research at the University of California Santa Barbara. He joined the UCSB Physics Department in 2000 and currently holds the inaugural Joe and Pat Yzurdiaga Chair in Experimental Science. Joe has been involved with the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research for over twenty years, initially leading the construction of a large part of the tracking system for the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment.


Broida Hall is located on the east side of campus, adjacent to the Campus Green and just east of Davidson Library. To celebrate the All Gaucho Reunion, there will be complimentary parking on campus Saturday, April 28th, courtesy of the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association. Parking attendants will be stationed at the Parking Kiosk in University Plaza (opposite Campbell Hall ) from 8am to 8pm. Be sure to stop by to pick up your complimentary parking pass (good for parking in all "visitor" parking stalls) and campus map.