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March 30, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

Join us for the Physics Department Colloquium at 4:15 p.m.
Title: Recent inertial confinement fusion experiments at NIF reaching 1.35 MJ and the Lawson criterion for ignition 

Monday, April 11, 2022

Join us for the Physics Condensed Matter Seminar at 2:30 pm
Title: Electronic correlations and topology across Tc in a magnetic Weyl semimetal

Monday, April 18, 2022

Join us for the Physics Condensed Matter Seminar at 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Title: Kitaev materials and time-dependent Majorana mean-field theory

Monday, April 4, 2022

Join us for the Physics Condensed Matter Seminar at 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Title: Electric field control of thermal magnons in BiFeO3

March 27, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

Join us for the Physics Condensed Matter Seminar at 2:30 pm
Title: Emergent electronic and excitonic physics in TMD moiré superlattices

March 23, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

Join us for the Physics Condensed Matter Seminar at 2:30 - 3:00 pm
Title: A study of nearly-magnetic metals

Monday, May 23, 2022

Berkeley Physics was pleased to hold the 2022 Commencement event in-person this year on Monday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Zellerbach Hall. This year 116 grads walked the stage: 90 undergraduates (4 engineering physics, 86 physics) and 26 graduate students (2 MAs and 24 PhDs). The ceremonies were led by Physics Chair James Analytis. Student Speakers were Anasuya Lyons, A.B. Spring 2022 and QinQin Yu, Ph.D. Spring 2022.

March 22, 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

5:00 p.m.

About this discussion:
Quantum materials, such as superconductors, graphene and topological insulators, are materials with "exotic properties" and great promise. A panel of experimentalists describes how these materials will enable many important technologies of the future, from energy to quantum computing.

March 14, 2022

Monday, March 14, 2022

Join us for the Physics Department Colloquium at 4:15 p.m.
Title:Folds, cuts and isometries: art and science

March 7, 2022

Monday, March 7, 2022

Join us for the Physics Department Colloquium at 4:15 p.m.
Title: Examining Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry with DUNE

March 5, 2022

Monday, March 7, 2022

Join us for the Physics Condensed Matter Seminar at 2:30 pm
Title:The Unbearable Lightness of Dark Matter

March 2, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

Join us for the Physics Condensed Matter Seminar at 2:30 pm
Title: Spectroscopic evidence for unconventional superconductivity in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene

February 24, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

Join us for the Physics Department Colloquium at 4:15 p.m.
Title:Cultivating Equity-Focused Change in University Physics Departments

February 23, 2022

UCB Latinx Community Group Hosts Speaker Federico Ardila

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 1:30 pm

375 Physics North

How do we move a robot efficiently from one position to another? To answer this question, we understand the map of all possible positions of the robot, using techniques from geometry and combinatorics. We also face important ethical questions: What's the role of mathematicians and scientists in building a welcoming and inclusive scientific community and a just and equitable society?

Monday, February 28, 2022

Join us for the Physics Condensed Matter Seminar at 2:30 pm
Title: "Mechanically Imaging the Chemical Bond"

Abstract:
About a half century ago, Richard Feynman noted that characterizing the microscopic structure of materials would be a lot easier if one could just look and see where the atoms were.  In some ways, “seeing atoms in a molecule” is now feasible fulfilling Feynman’s suggestion.  

February 8, 2022

Join us via Zoom to learn about Hearts to Humanity Research Grants!

Tuesday, February 8th
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Zoom link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95312808046

MPS Interim Dean Richard Allen will host this online event, joined by current research grant recipients who will share about their awards, experiences and how to apply.

$10,000 for graduate students
$3,500 for undergraduates

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

This event will be held via Zoom at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

From studying the origins of the universe in a low-oxygen desert in Chile, to large-scale volcanic eruptions in remote parts of the world, to highly infectious coronaviruses in biosafety level-3 labs, Berkeley researchers discuss what it's like to conduct science in extreme environments.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

This event will be held via Zoom at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Quantum materials, such as superconductors, graphene and topological insulators, are materials with "exotic properties" and great promise. A panel of experimentalists describes how these materials will enable many important technologies of the future, from energy to quantum computing.

February 2, 2022

Monday, February 7, 2022

Join us for the Physics Department Colloquium at 4:15 p.m.

Title: Recreational Biology: from animals in flatland to topological traps 

January 28, 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022

Join us for the Physics Condensed Matter Seminar at 2:30 pm

Title: Quantum Nanophotonics Hardware: From Nanofabrication to Quantum Circuit Mapping