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September 26, 2023

Berkeley News

Antimatter falling through a tube-like structure

Antihydrogen atoms (blue) fall inside a magnetic trap and annihilate in an experiment to measure the effects of gravity on antimatter.

For those still holding out hope that antimatter levitates rather than falls in a gravitational field, like normal matter, the results of a new experiment are a dose of cold reality.

September 19, 2023

3 students organizing their projects at the white board in the 111 Lab

 The 2023 interns: Ariyan Jazaeri, Joshua Clover, and Ananya Venkatraman

Evan Rule

Evan Rule, Ph.D.

Berkeley Physics Ph.D. Evan Rule has been selected as American Physical Society’s 2024 Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics. This award recognizes doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in nuclear physics. Evan is cited for:

September 18, 2023

Berkeley Quantum Development News

A phonon-engineered superconducting qubit

Image of a phonon-engineered superconducting qubit.

August 31, 2023

Irfan Siddiqi presenting the Department Welcome

Irfan Siddiqi, Department Chair

August 29, 2023

Berkeley news

Galaxies in space

The Pinwheel Galaxy, or Messier 101, on May 21, 2023, four days after the light from the supernova 2023ixf reached Earth.

August 25, 2023

August 2, 2023

Photos of J Robert Oppenheimer and actor Cillian Murphy

The story behind the summer blockbuster movie Oppenheimer, which opened across the nation on Friday, July 21, began at the University of California, Berkeley.

July 20, 2023

Snow Brains

Roger Romani waving on skis at the top of a snowy summit

Roger Romani at the summit of the last of his California 14er projects.

July 19, 2023

International Congress of Basic Science

Photo of Mike Crommie

July 18, 2023

International Congress of Basic Science

Graphic from the Basic Science award website

Berkeley Physics congratulates Physics faculty members Ehud Altman and Geoff Penington, along with Physics Postdocs Aavishkar Patel and Tom Rudelius and Physics Graduate Students Erik Aldape and Tessa Cookmeyer for their achievements in Condensed Matter Physics and Theoretical Physics. 

July 7, 2023

EurekaAlert! AAAS

Irfan Siddiqi and Benjamin Arizmendi in front of art piece

Above: AQT Director Irfan Siddiqi (left) and contemporary mixed media artist Benjamin Arizmendi

July 6, 2023

Berkeley Lab News

Illustration of two qutrit-entangling gates

Technical illustration of microwave-activated two-qutrit entangling gates at fixed frequency and coupling (Credit: Noah Goss/Berkeley Lab)

July 3, 2023

Berkeley News

Very Large Array telescopes in a row

The universe is humming with gravitational radiation — a very low-frequency rumble that rhythmically stretches and compresses spacetime and the matter embedded in it.

June 19, 2023

Professor Irfan Siddiqi teaching a class

Berkeley Physics is pleased to announce Irfan Siddiqi as the next Chair of the Department, effective July 1, 2023.

June 14, 2023

photo of IBM "quantum" computer

Despite steady improvements in quantum computers, they’re still noisy and error prone, which leads to questionable or wrong answers. Scientists predict that they won’t truly outcompete today’s “classical” supercomputers for at least five or 10 years, until researchers can adequately correct the errors that bedevil entangled quantum bits, or qubits.

June 7, 2023

Berkeley News

Illustration of Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has flown close enough to the sun to detect the fine structure of the solar wind close to where it is generated at the sun’s surface, revealing details that are lost as the wind exits the corona as a uniform blast of charged particles.

May 17, 2023

Berkeley Physics was pleased to hold the 2023 Commencement event in-person this year on Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Zellerbach Hall. This year 142 graduates walked the stage: 97 undergraduates and 45 graduate students (44 PhDs and 1 masters). The ceremonies were lead by Physics Chair James Analytis. Student Speakers were Elena Grace Vasquez (undergraduate, pictured above) and Chitraang Murdia (graduate).

May 15, 2023

Berkeley Physics is proud to announce the Physics Innovators Initiative (Pi2) Scholars for Summer, 2023

April 25, 2023

Berkeley Lab News Center

Professor Alessandra Lanzara in her lab

In a new study, scientists have observed long-lived excitons in a topological material, opening intriguing new research directions for optoelectronics and quantum computing.