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March 20, 2023

Berkeley News

3D renderings of polymers on a white background

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

Berkeley News

Alessandra Lanzara in a collage with 2 other UCB faculty members

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

Jeremy Axelrod with headphones on, at the controls of an airplane

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

Berkeley News

Collage of six young 2023 Sloan Fellows

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.

APS News

Two men walking through a tunnel at the Large Hadron Collider

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

Color photos of Raul Briceno and Shimmon Kolkowitz

Berkeley Physics is pleased to announce that two new faculty members have joined the Physics Department:

February 8, 2023

Black & white photo of Allan Kaufman at the chalkboard in 1985

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

High Energy Physics Image

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

Berkeley News

New 2022 Fellows of AAAS

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

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December 7, 2022

Amazon Science

Eric Ma in a lab

Berkeley Physics is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Eric Ma has been awarded an Amazon Physical Science Fellowship. 

December 6, 2022

Berkeley Research

Photo of Physic Chair James Analytis amid research equipment

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

Photo depicting scientists shining a spotlight on the wires of quantum computing components

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

Photo of Adrian van Kan

Berkeley Physics congratulates Adrian van Kan on receiving the 2022 Dissertation Award in Statistical and Nonlinear Physics from the American Physical Society.