2023 Rising Stars in Physics Workshop

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The Department of Physics at University of California Berkeley and the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory invites top early career women in physics and astronomy who are interested in careers in academia to apply to the Rising Stars in Physics Workshop to be held on the UC Berkeley University campus.

This workshop will bring the next generation of physics academic leaders together for two days of scientific discussions and informal sessions aimed at navigating the early stages of the academic career. In addition to research presentations, we will hold panel discussions with Berkeley faculty on issues relevant to academic careers, have opportunities for informal networking with faculty members at Berkeley, and set aside time for the participants to get to know each other and form connections that will hopefully persist through time.

The Rising Stars in Physics Workshops is made possible with the support of the Heising-Simons Foundation.


  • Alessandra Lanzara (UCB, Workshop Chair)
  • Ehud Altman (UCB)
  • Eugene Chiang (UCB)
  • Na Ji (UCB)
  • Chung-Pei Ma (UCB)
  • Ahmed Yildiz (UCB)
  • Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (MIT)


  • Roia Ferrazares (UCB, Workshop Chair)
  • Teresa Calarco (Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Message from the Berkeley Physics Department Chair

We at Berkeley Physics are delighted to be hosting the 2023 Rising Stars Conference. This is an opportunity to highlight the greatest emerging talents in physics, create a network of peers and future colleagues, and forge connections across fields and disciplines. It is a privilege to be part of the professional journey of so many young scientists!


- James Analytis, Physics Department Chair

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