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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dissertation Talk: Electro-Mechanical Devices for Ultra-Low-Power Electronics

Seminar | December 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 AB


Chuang Qian

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


The proliferation of mobile electronic devices and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) have brought energy consumption to the fore of challenges for future information processing devices. Digital logic integrated circuits (ICs) implemented with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) transistors...   More >

Friday, December 2, 2016

Microfluidics Trapping System for Cell Engineering and Phenotype Assay: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | December 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Lidong Qin, Houston Methodist Research Institute

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Cellular and molecular assay, especially in the study of phenotype-genotype correlations at the single-cell level, are critical for the understanding of intratumor heterogeneity and identification of cancer phenotype-related genes, new cell subsets, and assist in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and therapy.

Traditional technologies for single-cell manipulation and analysis are plagued by...   More >



Robert Langer - 2016 Bioengineering Distinguished Seminar

Lecture | December 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall


Robert Langer, MIT

Bioengineering (BioE)


We are pleased to welcome Professor Robert Langer of MIT as our 2016-17 Distinguished Seminar speaker.

"Biomaterials and biotechnology: From the discovery of the first angiogenesis inhibitors to the development of controlled drug delivery systems and the foundation of tissue engineering"

Abstract:
Advanced drug delivery systems are having an enormous impact on human health. We start by...   More >

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Master of Engineering Capstone Expo

Presentation | December 8 | 4-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership


The Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership is excited to invite the public to our Master of Engineering Capstone Expo, where our masters students demo the products that they are working on, which come from industry and faculty research. See where the future of engineering is headed.


Free

Register online.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Frontiers in Quantum Coherent Science: An Inaugural Celebration of the Center for Quantum Coherent Science at UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | January 9 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall


Department of Physics


CQCS is an intellectual nexus that explores the richness, complexity and practical application of quantum mechanics, quantum states, and quantum systems. The center brings together many different scientists working in a range of fields related to quantum science, from AMO to cosmology. We would be delighted if you can join us for our three-day conference as well as participate in the planned...   More >


- Due to space limitations, only accepted registrants will receive a confirmation email after December 18. - Day 3 is limited by LBNL site access

Registration opens December 1. Register by December 18 online, or by calling Arica at 510-664-7725, or by emailing Arica at cqcs@berkeley.edu.



Luke Timmerman: Trends in Biotech and the Age of Genomics

Colloquium | January 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Room 240


Luke Timmerman, The Timmerman Report

Library, Bioengineering (BioE)


Luke Timmerman of the Timmmerman Report and contributor to Forbes, will be speaking about trends in the biotech industry and the effect of a tool driven revolution. He will also address these themes as they relate to his new book, Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

PMB Seminar : "Plant Genomics and Immunity"

Seminar | January 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, First Floor Conference Room


Ksenia Krasileva, Earlham University, The Sainsbury Laboratory

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Friday, January 13, 2017

Grounds for Science: Neural machinery, natural and designed

Presentation | January 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar


3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Tomer Langberg, Molecular & Cell Biology; Ryan Neely, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

Science@Cal


Grounds for Science presents cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed science cafe setting. This month features short talks by Tomer Langberg and Ryan Neely, exploring the biological machinery that creates the senses, and technology being developed to understand the nervous system.


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Friday, January 20, 2017

How Chemistry Can Revolutionize Electronics and Opto-Electronics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley, EECS

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Since the beginning of Solid State Electronics, with the invention of the transistor, chemical bonding structures have actually played the key enabling role. This lecture will outline how chemical bonds were critical for the computing revolution, the internet revolution, and are of great importance for the forthcoming energy revolution. I will try to answer the following question: What does...   More >

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

PMB Seminar : "Gating the immunity and cell death at the nuclear pore complex"

Seminar | January 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, First Floor Conference Room


Yangnan Gu, Duke University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Friday, January 27, 2017

Activatable Fluorophores: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Françisco M. Raymo, Univ. of Miami, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The goal of our research program is the development of operating principles to activate the fluorescence of organic chromophores under either chemical or optical control.

In particular, we design molecules capable of switching from a nonemissive to an emissive state, upon either acidification or illumination at an appropriate activation wavelength, and then produce fluorescence, after...   More >

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Functional Nanomaterials from Self-Assembly

Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Professor Uli Wiesner, Cornell University

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


Global problems including energy conversion and storage, clean water and human health require increasingly complex, multi-component and functional materials with unprecedented control over composition, structure, and order down to the nanoscale. This talk will give examples for the rational design of novel functional hybrid nanomaterials inspired by biological examples. Discussion will include...   More >

Friday, February 3, 2017

Dark Matter Detection with Precision Instrumentation: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Surjeet Rajendran, UC Berkeley, Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


We know that there is five times more dark matter in the universe than the normal (baryonic) matter that we are made out of. But, other than its existence we know very little about its properties.

What is its mass? How does it interact with baryonic matter? One way to identify these properties is to make guesses about what the dark matter could be. We can then build a sensitive instrument...   More >

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

She Started It: A documentary following five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys club of high tech startups.

Film - Documentary | February 8 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Student Technology Council, Berkeley Innovators, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology


96% of venture capitalists are men (1). Women still account for less than 10% of founders for high growth firms (2) and earn only 12.9% of computer science degrees (3). She Started It gives a new face to the image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face.

Join the CITRIS Foundry, Berkeley Innovators, Student Technology Council, and the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology for a...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

RSVP by February 7 online.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Determining Atomic Coordinates in 3D by Atomic Electron Tomography: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dr. Peter Ercius, LBNL Molecular Foundry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


This talk will cover recent developments and future directions of Atomic Electron Tomography (AET) at the Molecular Foundry, which will be critical to our understanding of the atomic structure of complex materials systems.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Probing Nanostructured Materials With Single Atom Sensitivity Using Aberration Corrected TEM: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Jamie Warner, Univ. of Oxford, Materials Science

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The properties of nanostructure materials are dictated by the arrangement of their atoms, and the rapid advancement of nanotechnology has been enabled by imaging methods that can see how atoms are bonded to form nanoscale solids. Aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy can now probe individual atoms in a material, and extract information about their element type, charge transfer,...   More >

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BSAC Technology Seminar - Exosome Cancer Research Powered by Microfluidics

Seminar | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall


Prof. Mei He, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Nanotechnology Innovation Center

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


Most eukaryotic cells release exosomes which present opportunities for cancer analysis. Exosomes exhibit strong antigen loading flexibility, but their study is hampered by technical difficulties. We show microfluidic processing with precise control and foresee microfluidic technology playing game-changer roles in exploring the utility of exosomes in cancer research.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by February 17 online.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NSF CAREER Workshop

Workshop | February 23 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 808 Stanley Hall


Berkeley Research Development Office


The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The CAREER Award...   More >


Faculty

Faculty

Make reservations by February 23 online, or or by emailing Erica Whitney at evwhitney@berkeley.edu.



Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with industry

Career Fair | February 23 | 4-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, atrium


Bioengineering (BioE)


Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome. Some will be recruiting, some just want to meet you. Bring your questions, bring your resumes. Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society.
RSVP at http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/event/networking-with-industry

Friday, February 24, 2017

Towards Designed Nanoscale Systems via Self-Assembly: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Oleg Gang, Columbia Univ., Applied Physics / Chemical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


In the last decades nanoscale inorganic objects emerged as a novel type of matter with unique functional properties and a plethora of prospective applications. Although a broad range of nano-synthesis methods has been developed, our abilities to organize these nano-components into designed static and reconfigurable architectures are quite limited.

Molecular encoding of nano-object allows...   More >

Saturday, February 25, 2017

How to lead effectively: Skills for managing scientists

Workshop | February 25 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall


Anna Goldstein, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University; Ben Thuronyi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University

QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, College of Chemistry, Graduate Assembly, Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs


This full-day workshop will focus on the critical interpersonal aspects of leading a group of scientists, integrating techniques for communication, feedback, conflict resolution, and negotiation. It’s designed to complement the SLAM seminar series by providing highly interactive, participatory experiences. You’ll get hands-on practice with the relationship skills that are key to being a great...   More >

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life with Adam Greenfield: a part of COMMONS CONVERSATIONS: TECHNOLOGY and PUBLIC LIFE IN CHANGING TIMES

Panel Discussion | March 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library | Note change in date


Adam Greenfield, University College London

Center for New Media


Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life with Adam Greenfield
a part of COMMONS CONVERSATIONS: TECHNOLOGY AND PUBLIC LIFE IN CHANGING TIMES
Co-sponsored with the Institute of Urban and Regional Development

Everywhere we turn, our everyday experience of the world is being transfigured by the advent of startling new technologies. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory...   More >

Friday, March 3, 2017

Surface Plasmon Near-Field for Improved Optoelectronics and Photochemistry: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Terefe G Habteyes, Univ. of New Mexico, Chemistry/Chemical Biology

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Recent advances show that the near-field properties of localized surface plasmon resonances can be utilized to drive important photochemical reactions at low incident photon flux at room temperature as well as improve the efficiency of optoelectronic devices. Central to these applications is a localized surface plasmon near-field that increases light matter-interaction dramatically.

I will...   More >

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Intimacy of Things: Privacy and the Internet of Things

Seminar | March 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall


Dr. Gilad Rosner, Internet of Things Privacy Forum

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)


As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Gilad Rosner, founder of the Internet of Things Privacy Forum.


All Audiences

All Audiences

https://cltc.berkeley.edu/rsvp-for-gilad-rosner/. RSVP by March 6 .



Illumina Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Illumina

Bioengineering (BioE)


Thinking about your career?

We're hiring! Calling all engineers who desire to help develop life changing technologies - we want to meet you! Our team of software and process engineers are excited to share about who we are and how YOU fit within Illumina. We'll also share about full time and internship opportunities and our Illumina Accelerator. DINNER PROVIDED!


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Inside NIH

Workshop | March 9 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will explain how NIH is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NIH works to their funding strategies.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Atom-by-Atom Characterization of Nanomaterials with Atomic Electron Tomography: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Mary Scott, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Measuring 3D atomic coordinates in materials has been a driving force behind many scientific and technological advances. Techniques such as X-ray crystallography are powerful tools to measure average atomic positions, but cannot identify individual, atomic scale defects which can strongly influence a material’s behavior, particularly in the case of nanomaterials.

A single image from a high...   More >

Friday, March 17, 2017

Canceled-illness: Metal-Ligand Chemistry in Multimetallic Nanoparticle Synthesis and Performance: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Canceled


Prof. Jill E. Millstone, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Chemistry / ChemE / ME

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Metal-ligand chemistry is shown to be a pivotal tool in the control of multimetallic nanoparticle formation, structure, and emergent properties. Specifically, small molecule ligand chemistry is used to mediate the incorporation and distribution of metals in and on discrete, colloidal nanoparticle substrates, as well as modulate their emergent optoelectronic features once formed.

Here, we...   More >



Mechanic Behavior of Architected Nanomaterials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Xun Wendy Gu, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Many nanomaterials (e.g. graphene, metallic nanowires, and ceramic nanospheres) exhibit extraordinary strength, ductility and flaw tolerance. These nanoscale size effects can be transmitted to the bulk by arranging nanostructures in 3D hierarchical architectures with optimized structural topologies, but these nano-architected structures are challenging to construct using conventional...   More >

Sunday, March 19, 2017

TOM:Berkeley: Bay Area makers and UC Berkeley students join global movement to collaborate and develop custom solutions with people with disabilities in 48-hour Makeathon.

Special Event | March 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall


CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Tikkun Olam Makers, TOM:Berkeley, EnableTech, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Bay Area makers and UC Berkeley students join global movement to collaborate and develop custom solutions with people with disabilities in 48-hour Makeathon.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inside NSF

Workshop | March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will explain how NSF is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NSF works to their funding strategies.



Engineering at the Limits of the Nanoscale

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)


Farnaz Niroui, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


At the nanoscale, unique properties and phenomena emerge that can lead to scientific and technological paradigms beyond those classically envisioned. This talk will introduce an approach to achieve nanometer precision, resolution and control in fabrication and tunability by engineering surfaces and surface adhesive forces.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Microfluidic Technologies to Manufacture Soft Matter Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Patrick S. Doyle, MIT, Chemical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


In this talk I will describe how microfluidic technologies and various fields (light, temperature and flow) can be used to synthesize new functional soft matter materials.

I will begin by introducing Flow Lithography- a new way of interfacing lithography and microfluidics to “optically stamp” complex and functional microparticles. This technique takes advantage of the unique ability to finely...   More >

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

BSAC Technology Seminar - Designing Functional Organic Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Technologies

Seminar | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall


Dr. Guihua Yu, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Materials Institute

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


Nanostructured materials are critical in technology because of unusual properties due to confined dimensions. A new class of polymeric materials will be presented: nanostructured conducting polymer gels (nCPGs), which have advantages as functional building blocks. nCPGs-enabled devices will be discussed to illustrate “structure-derived multi-functionality” of this special class of materials.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by April 3 online.



Danaher Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Bioengineering (BioE)


Thinking about your career?
Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world through our shared purpose of “Helping Realizing Life’s Potential.” DINNER PROVIDED!


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Science of Synthesis seminar

Workshop | April 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Seminar Room 100F, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library


Dr. M. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, Managing Editor, Thieme Science of Synthesis

Library


The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be hosting a workshop led by representatives from Thieme on finding reliable chemical transformations using Science of Synthesis.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Registration opens March 20. Register by April 5 online.



SEEDJAM Tech Expo 2017

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 5-9 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


The House


Featured speakers include the Founders & CEO's of Postmates, Quora, Tanium, and Figma.

SEEDJAM is an annual exposition of all the innovative products coming out of startups at Berkeley and beyond. Every year exhibitors come to UC Berkeley to demonstrate the latest and greatest in technology.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, April 7, 2017

Biomimetic Engineering of Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Proteins: From Biology to Technology: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Ali Miserez, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore / MSE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Living organisms are “green chemist” masters, producing multi-functional materials under benign environmental conditions, with a limited amount of building blocks. Thus, they constitute important biomimetic model systems for eco-friendly and multi-scale processing of materials.

Proteins constitute either the structural components of biological materials or the templates that control the growth...   More >

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Interim Chemistry Librarian, UC Berkeley Library Life and Health Sciences Division

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Writing Specific Aims

Workshop | April 13 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will show you how to write succinct yet powerful specific aims for your research proposal. Your specific aims are the scaffold that holds your entire proposal together, and they can either grab a reviewer's attention or lose their interest completely. In this workshop, we will describe how to frame your specific aims to best support your research proposal.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Exploring the Interfaces Between Silicon and Soft Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Bozhi Tian, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


I will present several soft material-enabled exploratory approaches for the syntheses and applications of nanostructured silicon. In addition to providing new knowledge of nanoscale silicon-based chemistry, these studies will deepen our understanding of the fundamental limits of physical and biological signal transduction between subcellular components and synthetic systems.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Toward a Quantitative Knob for Controlling the Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Younan Xia, Georgia Institute of Technology, BME / Chem

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Recent studies suggest that reduction kinetics play an essential role in determining the outcome of a synthesis of colloidal metal nanocrystals. Reduction kinetics not only control the internal defect structure, including single-crystal, singly-twinned, multiply-twinned, and stacking-fault lined, of a seed formed in the nucleation step but also dictate the growth pattern (symmetric vs....   More >

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BSAC Technology Seminar - Silicon-Based Integrated Sensors and Systems with On-Chip Antennas: From Picosecond Pulse Radiators To Miniaturized Spectrometers

Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall


Prof. Aydin Babakhani, Assistant Professor | Director, RISC, Rice University, Rice Integrated Systems and Circuits (RISC)

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


Silicon processes make it possible to integrate everything from antennas to processors on a single chip, which create opportunities to implement complex sensors and systems on a millimeter scale. This results in single-chip picosecond pulse radiators, wirelessly synchronized chips with sub-psec synchronization accuracy, miniaturized spectrometers, and wirelessly powered sensors and actuators.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by April 24 online.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Buying the Farm: The Financialization of US Agriculture.

Colloquium | April 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


Professor Kathryn De Master, University of California Berkeley

Department of Geography

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Writing Your Research Proposal

Workshop | April 27 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will show you how to develop the body of your research proposal. We will discuss how to create a logical flow of background information and preliminary data with the current study's research design.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Engineering 2D Energy Landscapes Using Molecules and Defects: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Michael Crommie, UC Berkeley, Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The local electronic properties of 2D devices are typically controlled by electric fields that come from nearby electrodes. Conventional electrodes, however, are difficult to make with ultra-small feature size (e.g., down to a single nanometer) and also create difficulties in maintaining atomically clean surfaces for scanned probe microscopy experiments.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dissertation Talk - Integrated Nanoscale Antenna-LED for On-Chip Optical Communication

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall


Seth Fortuna, Graduate Student Researcher, EECS/BSAC; Prof. Ming Wu, Advisor

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


LEDs have low modulation speed due to the mismatch of the atomic optical dipole oscillations responsible for light emission and wavelength. Coupling a semiconductor to an external antenna, the emission rate can be increased. An electrically-injected III-V antenna-LED coupled to a cavity-backed slot antenna with a 200-fold increase in the spontaneous emission rate is demonstrated.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by May 1 online.



Gilead Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | May 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Bioengineering (BioE)


Thinking about your career?
By joining the Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing team at Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases. DINNER PROVIDED!


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Capstone Showcase 2017: Berkeley Master of Engineering

Presentation | May 3 | 10:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m. |  Shires Hall


2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership


The Berkeley Master of Engineering Showcase is a chance for the Berkeley community to engage with our Masters students in their research & industry projects. If you are curious about the latest innovations or where the future of engineering is heading–come see for yourself!

Come network with students, faculty, and alumni while trying out the latest innovations in tech.

Food and drinks will...   More >



EECS Colloquium: Evaluation of the Tensor Processing Unit: A Deep Neural Network Accelerator for the Datacenter

Colloquium | May 3 | 5-6 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium) | Note change in time


David Patterson, EECS Professor Emeritus and Professor in the Graduate School, UC Berkeley, Distinguished Engineer, Google

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


With the ending of Moore's Law, many computer architects believe that major improvements in cost-energy-performance must now come from domain-specific hardware. The Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), deployed in Google datacenters since 2015, is a custom chip that accelerates deep neural networks (DNNs). We compare the TPU to contemporary server-class CPUs and GPUs deployed in the same...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Microbiomes in Health and Disease: A Science Cafe Event

Lecture | May 3 | 7 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso


1403 Solano Ave., Albany, CA 94706

Dr. Michael Shapira, Assistant Professor in Residence, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

Science@Cal


What do we know about our internal microbial communities – their roles in healthy living and disease? Michael Shapira will explore some intriguing ideas about the contribution of our internal flora and fauna to evolution.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Finding Research Funding: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 4 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will describe the mechanisms that federal agencies and private foundations use to fund research and teach methods for finding opportunities to apply for.


Faculty

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Order and Chaos*: Collective Behavior of Crowded Drops in Microfluidic Systems: *Crowded droplet breakup HydrodynAmics not Ordered but Stochastic

Seminar | May 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge


Prof. Sindy KY Tang, Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


Droplet microfluidics, in which micro-droplets serve as individual reactors, has enabled a range of high-throughput biochemical processes. This talk examines the collective behavior of drops in a concentrated emulsion by tracking the dynamics and the fate of individual drops. Our results represent a new type of collective order and have practical use in on-chip droplet manipulation.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by May 8 online.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Scientific Writing: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 11 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


Clear writing is a valuable skill for all researchers, and it can positively influence the impact of your science. This workshop will help you write about your research more clearly and effectively.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Proposal Development Consultations: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 18 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


Bring your questions, ideas, and proposal drafts to an open consultation session with the Berkeley Research Development Office.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Supercontinuum Fiber Lasers: Technology and Applications

Seminar | May 23 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room


Ross Hodder, Supercontinuum Applications Specialist, NKT Photonics

Photobears - SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics Student Chapter at Berkeley


With the development of recent fiber and fiber laser technology, commercial supercontinuum lasers have become a reality. This talk will cover the fundamentals of supercontinuum generation as well as a wealth of applications.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FDTD (Meep) Workshop

Workshop | May 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room


Dr. Ardavan Oskooi, Founder and CEO, Simpetus

Photobears - SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics Student Chapter at Berkeley


!BRING YOUR LAPTOP!
The Berkeley SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics student chapter is hosting a half-day workshop on open-source computational electromagnetics. Interactive, hands-on sessions will introduce participants to setting up and launching electromagnetic simulations using the state-of-the-art finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) software package Meep, originally developed at MIT. Meep supports a...   More >


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Bring your Laptop. RSVP by May 25 online.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summerfest

Special Event | June 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  West Gate


Wonderbread 5

Human Resources


The ever popular Summerfest will take place on Wednesday, June 14th.
You must bring your Staff ID to the event - One t-shirt and one meal per Staff member...   More >


Staff

Staff

UC Berkeley staff only - Cal ID required for entry



BSAC Technology Seminar - Transfer Printing for LEGO-Like Microassembly and Nanomaterial Integration

Seminar | June 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall


Prof. Seok Kim, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mechanical Science and Engineering

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


Reversible dry adhesion-based transfer printing provides a path to heterogeneous material integration. Research in smart dry adhesives, 3D MEMS, and nano devices are presented, including responsive surfaces, microassembly, and nanomanufacturing technologies. Reversible dry adhesive made of shape memory polymer enable microassembly called micro-LEGO.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by June 13 online.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nanoscale Design of Materials for the Capture and Storage of Renewable Energy: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Ted Sargent, Univ. of Toronto, ECE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Tremendous progress in the cost-effective conversion of solar and wind energy into electrical power brings about a new challenge: the massive (seasonal-scale) storage of energy.

We focus on using computational materials science, spectroscopies including ultrafast and synchrotron, and advances in materials chemistry, to create new catalysts for CO2 reduction and oxygen evolution.

I will...   More >



Grounds for Science: Mummies, whiskey and capturing CO2

Presentation | August 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar


Tom Osborn Popp, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley; Jeremy Nowak, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

Science@Cal


Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features short talks by two chemists.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, September 1, 2017

Self-Organization of Nanoparticles: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location


Prof. Nicholas Kotov, Univ. of Michigan, Chemical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) have the ability to self-organize into a variety of structures. Analysis of experimental data for different types of NPs indicates a general trend of self-assembly under a wider range of conditions and having broader structural variability than self-assembling units from organic matter.

Remarkably, the internal organization of self-assembled NP systems rivals in...   More >



Photobears: LIDAR Industry Seminar: Photonic technologies for LIDAR sensors in autonomous and ADAS applications

Lecture | September 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Cory Hall, 400 Hughes Room


Jake Li, Hamamatsu

Photobears


This talk will highlight trends, technology and applications in the field of LIDAR from an industry perspective.

Food and drinks will be provided!

From fleets to commercial vehicles, there are a growing number of new and existing technologies that are important for the development of a fully autonomous vehicle. Aside from traditional sensors such as cameras, ultrasonic, and radar, LIDAR...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



“Profiling Cells Inside and Out Using Nanostructured Materials”

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Shana Kelley, University of Toronto

Bioengineering (BioE)


290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Our group uses aspects of biophysical and materials chemistry to create new systems that permit biomolecular analytes and rare cells to be tracked and profiled. Nanomaterials play a central role in these efforts, as the unique properties of materials engineered at the nanoscale allow previously unreachable levels of sensitivity and specificity to be realized.



Wikipedia in the Classroom

Workshop | September 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, The Academic Innovation Studio/127D


Samantha Weald, The Wiki Education Foundation

American Cultures


Are you interested in learning how to create Wikipedia as classroom assignments? The AC Center and the Wiki Education Foundation Educators invite you to join us as we discuss how to build Wikipedia assignments into your courses and discover some of the new tools, which support and enhance teaching with Wikipedia.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

RSVP by September 4 online.



East Bay Science Cafe- Chew on this: The evolution of tooth eruption in mammals

Presentation | September 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso


1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

Science@Cal


Why do we have wisdom teeth? And why do so many people need to have them extracted? Teeth are extremely important biological structures that act as a physical interface between mammals and their environment. A great deal is known about the biology of how teeth erupt into the mouth. However, there still remains significant disagreement on the factors driving the evolution of tooth eruption in...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Friday, September 8, 2017

Bio-inspired Material Design and Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall


Prof. Seung-Wuk Lee, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Bioengineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


In nature, helical macromolecules such as collagen, chitin, and cellulose are critical to the morphogenesis and functionality of various hierarchically structured materials. During morphogenesis, these chiral macromolecules are secreted and undergo self-templating assembly, a process whereby multiple kinetic factors influence the assembly of the incoming building blocks to produce non-equilibrium...   More >

Monday, September 11, 2017

Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Biomedical Applications

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge


Jackie Y. Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The Nanos, Singapore

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Nanostructured materials can be designed with sophisticated features to fulfill the complex requirements of advanced material applications. This talk describes the synthesis of metallic, metal oxide, semiconducting and organic nanoparticles and nanocomposites of controlled size, morphology and architecture. The nanocrystalline building blocks are used to create excellent materials for catalytic,...   More >

Friday, September 15, 2017

A Self-Assembly Approach to the Origin of RNA: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location


Prof. Nicholas V. Hud, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chem & Biochem

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The prebiotic synthesis of RNA remains a critical and unsolved problem for origins of life research.

We are investigating the hypothesis that RNA evolved from an ancestral polymer (or proto-RNA) with molecular building blocks that had a strong propensity for self-assembly.

We are also exploring the hypothesis that oscillating environments facilitated RNA replication, before the emergence...   More >

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Mapping the Universe

Lecture | September 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


K.G. Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Science@Cal


We live in a 13.7 billion year-old Universe populated by several trillion galaxies spanning billions of light years of space and time. Yet merely two hundred years ago, humanity did not know of this Universe outside of the Solar System. K.G. Lee will tell the story of how astronomers came to discover the true scale of the Cosmos, from Herschel’s attempts at mapping the Milky Way, to the discovery...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Friday, September 22, 2017

Aerogels for Energy and Environmental Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall


Dr. Marcus A. Worsley, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab, Advanced Materials Synthesis Group

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Aerogels are porous solids used in a wide range of energy and environmental applications including sorbents, filtration, insulation, hydrogen storage, catalysis, batteries, and supercapacitors due to their high internal surface, composition, and small pore/particle size.  Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, such as boron nitride and graphene, also exhibit a range of distinct optical, electronic,...   More >

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A talk by Max Tegmark

Lecture | September 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-8 Wozniak Lounge


Max Tegmark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing...   More >


Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, September 29, 2017

Physico-Chemical Approaches to Understanding and Developing Cancer Immunotherapies: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location


Prof. James R. Heath, Cal Tech, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


At the heart of most cancer immunotherapies are specific molecular interactions between the principle cancer cell killers, T cells, and the tumor-associated peptide antigens that are presented within the tumor environment.

I will discuss 2 separate projects relevant to understanding and harnessing these interactions. The first is a microchip/nanotech based single cell tool that is used for...   More >

Monday, October 2, 2017

Science in politics; politics in science

Panel Discussion | October 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building


Daniel Kammen, Professor and Chair, Energy and Resources Group; Michael Eisen, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology

Leslea Hlusko, Associate Professor, Integrative Biology

Berkeley Faculty Association


Science is under threat: its credibility as a research endeavor is being challenged by politicians; its funding has been cut; its messages are being discredited. The defense of science calls for a new politics. What should that look like? Resign in protest, run for office, march on the streets?


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

School of Public Health's State of the School

Information Session | October 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 150 University Hall


Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD, Dean School of Public Health, Dean, School of Public Health

Public Health, School of


Dean Bertozzi invites all SPH affiliates to join him for a presentation of topics relevant to the School.


All Audiences

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate



Illumina Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | October 3 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Bioengineering (BioE)


Calling all engineers, biological, and chemical science majors
who desire to help develop life changing technologies -
we want to meet you! Our team of engineers and recruiters (alumni too!) are excited to share about who we are and how YOU fit within Illumina. We’ll also share about our internship process and full time opportunities. DINNER PROVIDED!
Hosted by the Department of...   More >


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Science Cafe - Beyond the wilting point: Californian oak woodland responses to drought

Presentation | October 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso


1403 Solano Ave, Albany,, CA 94706

Robert Skelton, Environmental Science, Policy & Management

Science@Cal


California is likely to experience increased frequency of drought events as a consequence of global climate change. A tremendous challenge for plant ecologists is to understand how plant communities, such as the ecologically and culturally important Californian oak woodlands, are likely to respond to drought. Part of the solution to this challenge lies with understanding the plumbing system – the...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Photobears: LASER QUANTUM Seminar: OPCPAs: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ultrafast Lasers

Presentation | October 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center


Dave Stockwell, PhD, Product Specialist, Ultrafast Systems, LASER QUANTUM

Photobears


Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplification is a relatively new technique in ultrafast science, typically confined to larger facilities studying high peak power applications. The advent of the tabletop OPCPA platform has allowed for extended flexibility in academic laboratories to generate ultrashort, high-intensity pulses at rapid repetition rates. This replaces many current ultrafast pulse...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, October 6, 2017

Rational Design of Advanced Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries and Beyond: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location


Prof. Kisuk Kang, Seoul National University, MSE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


High-performance and cost-effective rechargeable batteries are key to the success of electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage systems. Extensive research has thus focused on the development of new high-energy electrodes that can store more lithium at faster rates with stable cycle performance. However, the current status of lithium batteries still remains far below the demands required...   More >

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Berkeley China Summit 2017: Technologies and Innovations that Build the Future

Conference/Symposium | October 8 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom


Richard Karp, Professor, Turing Award Winner and U.S. National Medal of Science Laureate, UC Berkeley; Zhonghan Deng, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Vimicro Corporation

California Alumni Association Chinese Chapter (CAACC), Berkeley Chinese Alumni International Association (BCAIA), Chinese Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars Association at UC Berkeley (CGPSA), Berkeley-Haas Chinese Business Association (BerkeleyCBA), Berkeley Chinese Students and Scholars Association (BCSSA)


Organized and sponsored by official UC Berkeley alumni and students organizations, endorsed and supported by UC Berkeley administration, the only authentic Berkeley China Summit 伯克利中美峰会 (“BCS”) is a full-day on-campus conference, aimed to connect China’s businesses and investors with the technology, engineering, and business innovation expertise on...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Buy tickets online.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Visualizing Gate-tunable Nanoscale Chladni Patterns in Dirac Billiards: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall


Prof. Jairo Velasco, Jr., UC Santa Cruz, Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Dirac fermions have coexisting electron-hole states and exhibit angular anisotropy when transmitting through a potential barrier. Because of these attributes, electrostatically confined Dirac fermions are fundamentally different from similarly trapped Schrödinger fermions. In particular, these confined charge carriers are predicted to exhibit new states with properties that depend strongly on...   More >

Friday, October 20, 2017

Comparative Industrial Policy in the Cybersecurity Industry: Policies, Drivers, and International Implications

Conference/Symposium | October 20 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), BASC, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity


Cyber attacks of varying severity, ranging from email hacking to Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) to advanced persistent threats (APT) to industries are commonplace. Yet at the same time, with the economy being increasingly data-based, these attacks pose a significant security and economic problem. The issue of how to cope with such intrusions raises critical questions about the role...   More >



Nanoscience for Energy and Water: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location


Prof. Yi Cui, Stanford University, MSE / Photon / Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


For more than a decade, my group has been working on a wide range of research topics related to nanomaterials design for energy, environment, and biology.

We began with the critical problems that need to be addressed in these areas and design/invent nanomaterials with the right physical and chemical properties to solve those problems.

In this talk, I will focus on examples of how...   More >

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Leave election integrity to chance

Lecture | October 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Philip B. Stark, Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Science@Cal


There’s no perfect way to count votes. To paraphrase Ulysses S. Grant and Richard M. Nixon, “Mistakes will be made.” Voters don’t always follow instructions. Voting systems can be mis-programmed. Ballots can be misplaced. Election fraud is not entirely unknown in the U.S. And the more elections depend on technology, the more vulnerable they are to failures, bugs, and hacking–domestic and...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Friday, October 27, 2017

Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Single Cell Molecular Profiling: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location


Prof. Xiaohu Gao, Univ. of Washington, Bioengineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Nanoparticles in the 1-10 nm size range are of considerable current interest, not only because of their unique size-dependent properties but also their dimensional similarities with biological macromolecules (e.g., nucleic acids and proteins). These similarities could allow an integration of nanotechnology and biology, leading to major advances in medical diagnostics, prognostics, and targeted...   More >



Grounds for Science: Dark Matter Day!

Presentation | October 27 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar


3960 Adeline St, Emeryville, CA 94608

Elizabeth Boulton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Katelin Schutz, Department of Astronomy

Science@Cal


How do we look for evidence of “Dark Matter” in the universe? Two young researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley will share stories of their search for dark matter in the heavens and deep underground.

Grounds for Science is a public science talk series organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students. Enjoy cutting-edge science at Scarlet City: a...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Vision+Light: Converging Senses | Saturday

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 28 | 4:30-8:30 p.m. | Lobby Li Ka Shing Center


Lynne Kimura, BAMPFA; Michelle Douskey, College of Chemistry

SEEC: Photography at the speed of light, http://seecphotography.com/

Science@Cal


This acclaimed program returns, featuring the convergence of art and science. Journey through ancient and modern worlds, from the nano to cosmic scale. Explore exhibits of microscopy, painting, video installations and sculpture, created by artists and scientists probing our world for deeper understanding.

Learn about ancient ceramic intrigue, explore physics and the deep sea, fold paper with...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Vision+Light: Converging Senses | Sunday

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 29 | 1-4 p.m. | Lobby Li Ka Shing Center


Ken Goldberg, Professor, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Art Practice, and the School of Information; Joshua Cassidy, Lead Producer and Cinematographer, KQED Science; Lily Simonson, Fine Artist, National Science Foundation Antarctic Artist in Residence

Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Arts and Design

Science@Cal


This acclaimed program returns, featuring the convergence of art and science. Journey through ancient and modern worlds, from the nano to cosmic scale. Explore exhibits of microscopy, painting, video installations and sculpture, created by artists and scientists probing our world for deeper understanding.

Learn about ancient ceramic intrigue, explore physics and the deep sea, fold paper with...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2017 CJS-JSPS International Symposium: Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium | October 31 | 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, Bay Area Science Festival


Join us for this exciting two-day symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986),
Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), and Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), as well as several exciting panels discussing the Nobel Prize's impact on institutions, journalism, and research.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

2017 CJS-JSPS International Symposium: Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium | November 1 | 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | International House, Ida & Robert Sproul Room


Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, Bay Area Science Festival


Join us for this exciting symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986), Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), and Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), as well as committee members, historians and journalists.



East Bay Science Cafe- The humanity of artificial intelligence

Presentation | November 1 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso


1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

R. Stuart Geiger, Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Science@Cal


Today, “artificial intelligence” seems to be everywhere — in our phones, vacuums, hospitals, and inboxes — but it can be hard to separate science fiction from science fact. Many discussions about AI imagine a fully autonomous superintelligence that designs itself with little to no human intervention, making decisions in ways that humans cannot possibly understand. Yet the work of designing,...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Five Tables. . .: of Cal Scientists and Their Takes on Art

Presentation | November 2 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Drop by the art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. In conjunction with this year’s Bay Area Science Festival (October 26 through November 11), UC Berkeley scientists give us their take on a nonrandom selection of art from our collections. Works on view might include: Harold Edgerton’s...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Friday, November 3, 2017

Racemic Hydrogels from Self-Assembling Mirror Image Peptides: Predictions from Pauling and Corey: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location


Joel P. Schneider, Deputy Director, NIH Center for Cancer Research

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Hydrogels prepared from self-assembling peptides are promising materials for medical applications, and using both L- and D-peptide isomers in a gel’s formulation provides an intuitive way to control the proteolytic degradation of an implanted material. In the course of developing gels for delivery applications, we discovered that a racemic mixture of the mirror-image β-hairpin peptides,...   More >

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Searching for Dark Matter Particles in a Gold Mine

Presentation | November 5 | 2-4 p.m. | Berkeley Public Library, Central Library, 3rd Floor Community Room


2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA 94704

Dan Mckinsey, Department of Physics

Science@Cal


The Berkeley Public Library in conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival and the global celebration of Dark Matter Day presents Dan McKinsey, UC Physicist and the Georgia Lee Distinguished Professor of Physics. Professor McKinsey will present a lively talk with slides on the 'search for the unseen', an amazing experiment taking place miles underground and addressing the elusive phenomenon of...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Gilead Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Bioengineering (BioE)


Join Gilead Sciences, a research-based biopharmaceutical company that delivers life-saving therapies to patients in need. DINNER PROVIDED
Accepting resumes for full-time and internship positions.
Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate