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September 26, 2022

EOS Science News

Stuart Bale in the lab

Berkeley Physics is delighted to announce that Professor Stuart Bale is among the 2022 Class of AGU Fellows.

September 14, 2022

September 10, 2022

Berkeley Physics alum—and serial entrepreneur—Hal Zarem says rather than pure research, he went into physics “knowing that I wanted to develop technologies for commercial applications and to do R&D where I could see the product being used in society.”

September 8, 2022

September 2, 2022

David KleinInspiration can arise from many unique moments in life, but for David Klein, founder of Gener8, LLC in Sunnyvale, Calif., the idea for his company popped up during a trip in the early 2000s with the Berkeley Hang Gliding Club. At the time, “a fair number of Berkeley physicists and engineers were in that group,” Klein recalls.

August 31, 2022

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August 25, 2022

August 24, 2022

The heat index is a scale used to quantify how our bodies feel in different weather conditions. Combining temperature and humidity with a model of human physiology, the heat index allows us to describe the risks of extreme heat conditions more intuitively than environmental measurements alone.

August 10, 2022

July 27, 2022

Magnetic fields occur wherever magnets are active. The Earth itself is surrounded by a magnetic field and its orientation can be readily determined using a compass, for example. Cities also have magnetic fields and can be clearly distinguished from each other thanks to their unique magnetic signatures. This is the conclusion of a multidisciplinary study comparing two US urban areas – Berkeley in California and Brooklyn Borough of New York City.

July 7, 2022

Deep below the Black Hills of South Dakota in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), an innovative and uniquely sensitive dark matter detector – the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, led by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) – has passed a check-out phase of startup operations and delivered first results.

June 22, 2022

A major Hollywood studio sent UC Berkeley back to the 1940s at the end of May for a motion picture that was filmed on campus.

June 9, 2022

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June 7, 2022

Berkeley Physics congratulates assistant professors Michael ZaletelGeoff Penington, and Matt Pyle on receiving Early Career Research Program Awards through the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

Michael Zaletelreceived the award for research on “Quantum simulation and state preparation for two-dimensional materials.”

May 31, 2022

The Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment has produced the most precise measurement yet of theta13, a key parameter for understanding how neutrinos change their “flavor”

This news release was adapted from a release developed by Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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 lead by Physics Chair James Analytis. Student Speakers were Anasuya Lyons, A.B. Spring 2022 and QinQin Yu, Ph.D. Spring 2022. 

May 22, 2022

Six UC Berkeley faculty members were elected today to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Among them are three Physics faculty members: Joel MooreJoseph Orenstein, and Chung-Pei Ma.

May 20, 2022

Berkeley Public Service Center

Berkeley Physics is delighted to report that postdoctoral associate Charles Brown II has been awarded the 2021-2022 Chancellor's Award for Civic Engagement. This award recognizes Charles for his contributions to the public good outside the scope of his current campus role as a postdoctoral associate at U.C. Berkeley.

Charles included the following in his short speech in acceptance of the award:

April 28, 2022

Nine UC Berkeley faculty members have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), bringing the total number of living AAAS members at Berkeley to about 275. 

Since its founding in 1780, the academy has honored excellence and convened leaders to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and advance the public good. This year’s election of 261 new members continues a tradition of recognizing accomplishments and leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy and research.