March 20, 2023
Most life on Earth is based on polymers of 20 amino acids that have evolved into hundreds of thousands of different, highly specialized proteins. They catalyze reactions, form backbone and muscle and even generate movement.
But is all that variety necessary? Could biology work just as well with fewer building blocks and simpler polymers?
February 24, 2023
Four UC Berkeley faculty members have been awarded the 2023 Bakar Prize, which is designed to give a boost to innovators as they translate their discoveries into real-world solutions.
February 22, 2023
As a freshman undergrad at Berkeley, Jeremy Axelrod took the DeCal course “Learn to Fly: Private Pilot Ground School” the first semester it was offered, in 2011. The following summer he acquired his pilot’s license and returned as a co-instructor for the class in 2013. He's been an instructor ever since.
February 15, 2023
Six young UC Berkeley faculty members have been selected to receive a 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship, the largest number of fellows this year from any one public university.
The fellowships honor extraordinary U.S. and Canadian researchers whose creativity, innovation and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of leaders.
The future of particle physics in the U.S. hinges on what Hitoshi Murayama, a theoretical particle physicist at the University of California, Berkeley, and 30 other members of the Particle Physics Projects Prioritization Panel (P5) decide later this summer.
February 14, 2023
February 10, 2023
Berkeley Physics is pleased to announce that two new faculty members have joined the Physics Department:
February 8, 2023
Allan Nathan Kaufman, Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2022 in Moraga, California. He was 95.
February 7, 2023
February 3, 2023
The University of California Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are part of a new $3.2 million consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science to train the next generation of computational high-energy physicists.
January 30, 2023
Professor Dan Stamper-Kurn is one of eleven UC Berkeley faculty members have been elected lifetime fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
January 6, 2023
December 19, 2022
Appliations are still being accepted for the 2023 Rising Stars in Physics!
December 8, 2022
December 7, 2022
Berkeley Physics is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Eric Ma has been awarded an Amazon Physical Science Fellowship.
December 6, 2022
When a person slides into a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to obtain detailed internal images of their body, they’re in the middle of a giant, powerful, superconducting magnet.
December 2, 2022
What is quantum science? What type of innovations can come from researching it, and how can that technology impact our daily lives and the lives of future generations?
November 28, 2022
Berkeley Physics congratulates Adrian van Kan on receiving the 2022 Dissertation Award in Statistical and Nonlinear Physics from the American Physical Society.
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