Cal Week in Physics 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021 to Saturday, May 1, 2021

Welcome to Cal Week in Berkeley Physics!

Here is a special welcome message from Physics Chair James Analytis:

Learn about Berkeley Physics in the video below:


Interested in being a Berkeley Physics Major? Join our live virtual event!

Major Information and Advising Session
Friday, April 30, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this session, Physics Undergraduate Advisors and students will answer your questions about the program, requirements, academic opportunities, and life as an undergraduate student in Physics at Cal! 
Watch the video from the Information and Advising Session below.

Find out more about being a Berkeley Physics major:

Wonder what it's like to be a physics major at Berkeley? Check out this Physics 5 Study Hall Video:

Check out posters from the 2021 Undergraduate Poster Session held virtually on Friday, April 9.

What do people do with a Physics major? Watch this video featuring Professor R. Ramesh on Career Paths in Physics

Watch a lecture with Professor and Dean Bob Jacobsen on Doing Science at Berkeley


What's it like to be a Ph.D. student at Berkeley Physics?

Graduate student Ashrita Mangu talks about her experience working in Professor Adrian Lee's lab. Ashrita is a collaborator at the Simons Observatory.


Take a peek inside the two Berkeley Physics Machine Shops

The Student Machine Shop provides hands-on opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to learn how to safely operate the high-precision machinery and equipment needed to manufacture the complex components of their projects, apparatuses, and instrumentation. Check out the video below.

The Physics R&D Machine Shop provides design, construction, and maintenance of prototype research equipment to the Physics faculty, students, and postdocs as well as UC affiliates and other customers. Watch the video below, and visit the Physics R&D Machine Shop webpage.



Learn More about Berkeley Physics

Learn about Physics and Data Science with Professor and Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter and physics major Delila Robledo

Watch the ever-popular Fun With Physics, with Bob Jacobsen, Professor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, College of Letters & Sciences:


Get to know a few of our scientists!

Basic Research Lights the Way for Berkeley's Math & Physical Sciences features Physics Professors Barbara Jacak and Chung-Pei Ma

The Lighter Side of Dark Matter features Professor Daniel McKinsey and Assistant Professor Matt Pyle

Professor Naomi Ginsberg presents: How do hierarchical materials form, transform, and transport energy at the nanoscale?

Professor Yasunori Nomura presents: From the Black Hole Conundrum to the Structure of Quantum Gravity

Professor Wick Haxton presents: Neutrino Surprises


Celebrating diversity in physics:

These free, downloadable posters honoring influential Black physicists were created by physics major Ana Lyons

Learn about our women scientists: Celebrating 150 Years of Women at Berkeley Physics

One Woman's Journey in Physics features Professor Emeritus Mary K. Gaillard