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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Haas Scholars Undergraduate Research Conference

Conference/Symposium | January 14 – 15, 2016 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Howard and Heyns rooms


Office of Undergraduate Research


Come learn about the great things undergraduate researchers from the Haas Scholars Program have discovered by attending the Haas Scholars conference. A link to the exact schedule for the conference is at the bottom of this calendar entry. The event is open to the public.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Lunch by invitation only.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Haas Scholars Undergraduate Research Conference

Conference/Symposium | January 14 – 15, 2016 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Howard and Heyns rooms


Office of Undergraduate Research


Come learn about the great things undergraduate researchers from the Haas Scholars Program have discovered by attending the Haas Scholars conference. A link to the exact schedule for the conference is at the bottom of this calendar entry. The event is open to the public.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Lunch by invitation only.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Functional Complex Oxide Thin Films and Nanostructures – Designing Next-Generation, High-Performance Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Lane W. Martin, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Complex oxide materials possess a range of interesting properties and phenomena that make them candidates for next-generation devices and applications. But before these materials can be integrated into state-of-the-art devices, it is important to understand how to control and engineer the response of these materials in a deterministic manner.

In this talk we will discuss the science and...   More >



Illuminating Metals: Fluorescent Tools for the Study of Cellular Magnesium

Seminar | January 22 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Daniela Buccella, Department of Chemistry, New York University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Monday, January 25, 2016

Repurposing Ribosomes for Synthetic Biology

Seminar | January 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Michael C. Jewett, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal in STEM Fields

Workshop | January 27 | 9-10 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Justin Lopez, SURF STEM Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Supramolecular Soft Materials in Energy and Medicine: MSE Seminar: Samuel Stupp

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Professor Samuel Stupp, Northwestern University

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


Supramolecular soft matter has the potential to mimic the structures and dynamics of biological systems, and it is therefore a rich platform for the development of bio-inspired materials. The interesting features of supramolecular soft materials include, nanoscale control of dynamics, highly responsive behavior to external stimuli, capacity to self-heal defects, noncovalent co-localization of...   More >

Friday, January 29, 2016

Investigating the Neural Basis of Complex Spatial Behaviors Under Natural and Learned Conditions in Freely Flying Bats: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Note change in date


Prof. Michael Yartsev, UC Berkeley, Bioengineering / Neuroscience

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Navigation, both learned and natural, requires knowing where you are and the ability to decide, based on available evidence, where to go from there. Here, I will describe recent work, conducted in both terrestrial and flying species, addressing the neural mechanisms underlying these core functions.

I will begin with describing recent findings on the spatial representation system in the...   More >



The Dow Seminar 1 of 2: Ligand Cooperation in PCcarbeneP Pincer Complexes of Iridium and Nickel for Small Molecule Activation and Catalysis

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Warren Piers, Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal in STEM Fields

Workshop | February 3 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Justin Lopez, SURF STEM Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Annual Chinese New Year Banquet: Center for Chinese Studies

Special Event | February 4 | 6-9 p.m. |  China Village (川味軒)


1335 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


THE RESERVATION LIST IS CLOSED (as of 02/02/2016)
Happy Lunar New Year, 猴年大吉! Please join the Center for Chinese Studies for our annual celebration of the Chinese New Year. Let us welcome the Year of the Monkey, leap year with good food, raffle prizes, and interesting conversations with old and new friends.


All Audiences

All Audiences

THE RESERVATION LIST IS CLOSED (as of 02/02/2016) Pre-payment required (Cash or Check made to 'UC Regents' ONLY). RSVP and pay by February 1st. Please call 510-643-6322, or email ccs-vs@berkeley.edu to begin making your reservation. Our mailing address

Friday, February 5, 2016

Special Seminar: Untangling the Alzheimer Neurofibrillary Tangle

Seminar | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition


Professor Kenneth S. Kosik, Neuroscience Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara

Bioengineering (BioE)


One of the hallmark lesions of Alzheimer’s disease is the neurofibrillary tangle (NFT). NFTs reside within neurons as highly insoluble rope like filaments that result from the self-assembly of a normal protein called tau. In it’s monomeric form tau binds to microtubules and stabilizes them as cellular tracks capable of delivering vesicular cargo throughout the cytoplasm. How tau transitions to...   More >



Inorganic Voltage Nanosensors: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Shimon Weiss, UCLA, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


We have been developing targetable voltage sensing inorganic nanoparticles (vsNPs) that are designed to self-insert into the cell membrane and optically record, non-invasively, action potential on the single-particle level, at multi-sites and in a large field-of-view.

Using the first generation of vsNPs, we measured large quantum confined Stark effect (QCSE) shifts as function of voltage...   More >



The Dow Seminar ~ 2 of 2: First Row Transition Metal Complexes of a Dianionic Tetrapodal Pentadentate Ligand Framework

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Warren Piers, Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Monday, February 8, 2016

Single-Molecule Imaging of Structure-Function Relationships in Regulated, Multicomponent Biological Systems

Seminar | February 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Scott Blanchard, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medical College

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology: A Chemical Biology Approach to Drug Discovery Enabled by Chemical Proteomics

Seminar | February 10 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall


Jason Thomas, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research

Department of Chemistry

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Embase Workshop: Improve your searches!

Workshop | February 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room


Derrick Umali, Elsevier/Embase

Sheldon Margen Public Health Library


Please join us for a 60 minute workshop* (*with optional 30 minute question/practice time afterwards) incorporating hands-on examples to more effectively search Embase.
You will learn:
- How the Embase database differs from PubMed in content, scope and functionality
- How to do a quick search and use search history to design more effective searches
- How to use Emtree to find the best term...   More >



Professional E-mail Communication: (or: how to email your professor so you get a favorable response!)

Workshop | February 11 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, hsp.berkeley.edu

Office of Undergraduate Research


Do you need to email someone you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Are you looking for an internship or job and want to set up an informational interview? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other...   More >

Friday, February 12, 2016

Novel Microfluidic Platforms for Applications in Biomedicine and Biomaterials Synthesis: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Amy Shen, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Biofluidics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Microfluidics has emerged in recent years as a versatile method of manipulating fluids at small length-scales, and in particular, for generating and manipulating micron size droplets with controllable size and functionality.

In this talk, I will showcase 2 examples related to microfluidic platforms.

(1) A novel droplet microfluidics method to image oxygen in single islets (pancreatic...   More >



Earl L. Muetterties Lecture 1 of 2: Nanostructured Materials for Applications in Catalysis and Beyond

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Ferdi Schüth, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Short Stories in Membrane Biophysics of How Complex Behavior Arises From Minimal Components: Visting Miller Professor

Seminar | February 16 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Sarah L. Keller, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Thursday, February 18, 2016

DNA-functionalized Nanoparticle Assembly: Speaker: Monica Olvera de la Cruz

Seminar | February 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Professor Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Northwestern University

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


DNA functionalized gold nanoparticles (NPs) exhibit unique properties that are highly useful in chemistry, materials science, and medicine. We explain key properties of these NPs and compare them to linear nucleic acids. In particular, we describe the design of superlattices by using the high selectivity of DNA recognition “imprinted” in the functionalized NPs. We use molecular dynamics...   More >



Watching the Universe Grow Up: Snapshots through time using radio waves

Presentation | February 18 | 6-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar


3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Dr. Adrian Liu, Hubble Fellow, Astronomy Department, UC Berkeley

Science@Cal


How did the first generation of stars and galaxies form in our Universe? Astronomers don’t know, but they have ideas—which are hard to confirm. Join Adrian Liu for a “sneak preview” of what will come in the next few years, as a new technique known as “21cm cosmology” revolutionizes our understanding of how our present Universe—with its majestic astronomical patterns—came to be.


All Audiences, General Public

All Audiences, General Public

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tackling Big Challenges Using Tiny Crystals: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Matteo Cargnello, Stanford University, Chemical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The understanding that fossil fuels are not endless and that their extensive use is causing irreversible climate changes prompted us to realize that we are in urgent need of sustainable energy generation processes, energy vectors, and solutions to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Despite replacing fossil fuels while maintaining or improving the current standards of living with a...   More >



Earl L. Muetterties Lecture 2 of 2: Biomass as a Source of Fuels and Chemicals and Mechanochemical and Mechanocatalytic Reactions in Ball Mills

Seminar | February 19 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Ferdi Schüth, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

George C. Pimentel Lecture: The Alchemy of Vacuum - Hybridizing Light and Matter -

Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Thomas Ebbesen, Department of Chemistry, University of Strasbourg, FRANCE

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm - Reception to follow the seminar

Friday, February 26, 2016

Detecting the Invisible: The Power of Near-Infrared Light for Biological Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Markita Landry, UC Berkeley, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Nanomaterials have distinct optical, chemical, and mechanical properties that make them useful for biomedical applications including the development of highly sensitive and specific sensors of biological activity.

In particular, semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) are unique near-infrared emitters, making them well-suited for use as fluorescence-based optical sensors: SWNT...   More >



Rational Approaches for Novel Thermoelectric and Strongly Correlated Magnetic Materials

Seminar | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Kirill Kovnir, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Monday, February 29, 2016

Last chance, sign up to volunteer with EYH!: EYH is a day-long STEM conference for girls happening March 12

Special Event | February 29 |  Dwinelle Hall


Expanding Your Horizons, Berkeley chapter


Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a day-long conference of hands-on activities and panels designed to introduce 5th-8th grade girls to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics careers.



Molecular Basis for Regulation of the Anaphase Promoting Complex in Mitosis

Seminar | February 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor David Barford, Medical Research Council, University of Dundee, UK

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The biological basis of innate immunity: Interview with Nicole Haloupek, PhD candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology

Seminar | March 1 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, radio broadcast, ON-AIR only! 90.7FM


Nicole Haloupek, PhD candidate, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

KALX 90.7FM


Join your host Tesla Monson as she interviews biologist Nicole Haloupek from the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web at http://kalx.berkeley.edu.


All Audiences

All Audiences

radio broadcast, ON-AIR only! 90.7FM



Multiphoton Processes and Nonlinear Optics for in situ Photon Conversion: Applications to Energy and Healthcare

Seminar | March 1 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Paras N Prasad, Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University of Buffalo

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm



Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul featuring V.S. Ramachandran: Embodied Souls — Lessons from Neurology

Lecture | March 1 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


V.S. Ramachandran, Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego

Graduate Division


V.S. Ramachandran will present the Foerster lecture on March 1, 2016 titled "Embodied Souls — Lessons from Neurology." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, March 4, 2016

Engineering Electronic Band Structure of Semiconductors for Solar Power Conversion: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dr. Wladek Walukiewicz, LBNL, Solar Energy Materials Research Group

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Efficient conversion of solar photons into other forms of energy has become one of the primary objectives of modern science and technology. We will present our work on developing new methods to engineer the electronic band structure of semiconductor materials for specific energy related applications.

Highly mismatched alloys are a new class of semiconductors that are formed through alloying...   More >

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Structure of the Nuclear Pore Complex

Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor André Hoelz, Department Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Measuring Regenerative Medical Technology

Lecture | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Jan Nolta, UC Davis Health System

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society), FEM Tech Berkeley


Dr. Jan Nolta is the Director of the Stem Cell Program at UC Davis School of Medicine. Her current research is focused on developing therapies that will use mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to deliver factors for treating Huntington’s disease and other disorders and injuries.


Free

Register by the Monday before the event for free lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.



Friday, March 11, 2016

Dissertation Talk: Advanced MOSFET Structures and Processes for Sub-7nm CMOS Technologies

Seminar | March 11 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B


Peng Zheng, EECS

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


This talk will discuss innovative MOSFET structures and processes for sub-7nm CMOS technologies.



POSTPONED - Rethinking Cellular Heterogeneity and RNA Manipulation: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Canceled


Prof. James Eberwine, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Pharmacology

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


With the advent of single cell analyses, many unanticipated cell biological phenomena have been discovered including new classes of RNA, identification of RNA targeting sequences, and perhaps most surprisingly the discovery of cell-to-cell biological variation in transcriptome abundances even in presumptively identical cells.

This has led to the hypothesis that there is a many-to-one...   More >



Designing 15 nm Long-circulating 3-Helix Micelles (3HM) as Viable Nanocarriers: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Ting Xu, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Nanocarriers, 10-30 nm in size, have unique advantages to improve therapeutic efficacy for drug delivery and vaccine formulation due to their ability to cross different biological barriers and undergo deep tissue penetration. However, micelles in this size range have limited in vivo stability, serious cargo leakage and rapid disassembly mainly due to their poor kinetic stability.

We have...   More >



DALTON Lecture: New Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks

Seminar | March 11 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Mircea Dincă, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The World's Smallest Parade

Special Event | March 12 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


The TechHive teen interns are creating the World's Smallest Parade and need your help! Learn about linkages, mechanics, and robotics as you decorate a miniature robotic float, then join in the parade.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff

Event is free with admission.

Monday, March 14, 2016

mRNA Stability is Specified by the Action of the Ribosome

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Rachel Green, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, John Hopkins University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

All about the brain: Interview with Shawn Shirazi, PhD candidate in Integrative Biology

Seminar | March 15 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM


Shawn Shirazi, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

KALX 90.7 FM


Learn about the brain with The Graduates! This week, Tesla Monson interviews molecular neurobiologist Shawn Shirazi from the Department of Integrative Biology. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web at http://kalx.berkeley.edu.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Radio broadcast, ON-AIR only! 90.7FM

Friday, March 18, 2016

Therapeutic siRNAs for Human Disease: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dr. Muthiah Manoharan, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Synthetic small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) act as therapeutic agents through the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway and are specific and potent inhibitors of gene expression. These agents may be designed to target disease pathways previously considered “undruggable”. Numerous proof-of-concept studies both in animal models of human disease and in clinical trials demonstrate the broad potential and...   More >



Capturing Metals and Non-Innocent Ligands for Medicinal and Synthetic Applications

Seminar | March 18 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Elisa Tomat, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Arizona

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Meet a Robot from the FIRST Tech Challenge

Special Event | March 20 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Meet the Knights of Ni, team of 7th–12th graders who made it to the 2015 World Championship of the annual FIRST Tech Challenge. Learn what it takes to be a world champion in the robotics challenge and get to know the robot that helped them get there.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff

Event is free with admission.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Special Seminar: De Novo Design of Catalytic Function

Seminar | March 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Professor Ivan V. Korendovych, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University

Department of Chemistry


Design of a novel catalytic function in proteins and peptides, apart from its inherent practical value, is important for fundamental understanding of enzymatic activity. We will present applications of a computationally inexpensive, minimalistic approach to design of artificial enzymes. Two representative cases will be discussed.

1. Introducing single amino acid residue mutations into a...   More >

Monday, March 28, 2016

Grad Slam 2016 Championship

Special Event | March 28 | 3-5:30 p.m. |  International House


Graduate Division, International House


See Berkeley's 10 graduate student semi-finalists present their research in 3 minutes, TED-Talk style!

Participants and projects include:

Katya Cherukimilli
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Developing an Ultra Low Cost Fluoride Remediation Method Using Mildly-Processed Bauxite

Joyce Chery
Integrative Biology
Evolution of the Strange Anatomy of Woody Vines

Lakshana...   More >


Faculty, Students - Graduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Molecular Level Insight into Reactivity at Liquid/Liquid Interfaces

Seminar | March 29 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Ilan Benjamin, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Science Days

Special Event | March 30 – April 10, 2016 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Design, build, and test planetary rovers and spacecrafts. Get inspired by the other-worldly qualities of Earth's animals, and learn about NASA’s efforts to visit Mars in a 3D film! The Planetarium, Ingenuity Lab, and Animal Discovery Room will be open on weekdays AND weekends during Spring Science Days.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring Science Days

Special Event | March 30 – April 10, 2016 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Design, build, and test planetary rovers and spacecrafts. Get inspired by the other-worldly qualities of Earth's animals, and learn about NASA’s efforts to visit Mars in a 3D film! The Planetarium, Ingenuity Lab, and Animal Discovery Room will be open on weekdays AND weekends during Spring Science Days.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff

Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring Science Days

Special Event | March 30 – April 10, 2016 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Design, build, and test planetary rovers and spacecrafts. Get inspired by the other-worldly qualities of Earth's animals, and learn about NASA’s efforts to visit Mars in a 3D film! The Planetarium, Ingenuity Lab, and Animal Discovery Room will be open on weekdays AND weekends during Spring Science Days.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff



Chemical Approaches to Addressing the Stability and Toxicity of 3D Lead-Halide Perovskite Absorbers: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Hemamala Karunadasa, Stanford University, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The 3D hybrid perovskite (CH3NH3)PbI3 has recently been identified as a promising absorber for low-cost solar cells. Though remarkable progress has been achieved in efficiencies of devices containing these absorbers, the material’s inherent instability and toxicity may impede its large-scale use. I will present our recent efforts at overcoming these limitations through synthetic design.
...   More >



Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture (1 of 2): Biomineralization: On How Organisms Manipulate Inorganic Chemistry Part 1

Seminar | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Lai Addadi, Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Spring Science Days

Special Event | March 30 – April 10, 2016 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Design, build, and test planetary rovers and spacecrafts. Get inspired by the other-worldly qualities of Earth's animals, and learn about NASA’s efforts to visit Mars in a 3D film! The Planetarium, Ingenuity Lab, and Animal Discovery Room will be open on weekdays AND weekends during Spring Science Days.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff



Junior Solar Sprint Challenge

Special Event | April 2 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Plaza Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


The Society of Women Engineers is heading to the Hall for a day of solar racing! Watch as middle school teams race their custom-built, solar-powered vehicles on the Hall's plaza for a chance to win awards for speed, creativity, functionality, design, and overall engineering.


Children, General Public

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

Free on the plaza

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spring Science Days

Special Event | March 30 – April 10, 2016 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Design, build, and test planetary rovers and spacecrafts. Get inspired by the other-worldly qualities of Earth's animals, and learn about NASA’s efforts to visit Mars in a 3D film! The Planetarium, Ingenuity Lab, and Animal Discovery Room will be open on weekdays AND weekends during Spring Science Days.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff

Monday, April 4, 2016

Protein Structural Dynamics One Tilt at a Time

Seminar | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Yale E. Goldman, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Quantum Computing Expert John Martinis at the Berkeley Forum: How Quantum Computing Will Change the World

Lecture | April 5 | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium


The Berkeley Forum


The emergence of quantum computing will fundamentally change every computational field and study. The implications of quantum computing are endless, with major advances to be gained in computational biology, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and any other field that finds itself currently bound by the computational limits of today's machines. Dr. Martinis will be explaining exactly how...   More >



Chemistry and Physics of Single-Molecule Circuits

Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Latha Venkataraman, Department of Applied Physics and Chemistry, Columbia University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm



Communicating Science to the Public: The Vaccine-Autism Controversy

Presentation | April 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall


Paul A. Offit, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Health, School of, Graduate School of Journalism, Kaiser Permanente


Paul A. Offit, MD is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition, Dr. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Registered attendees will be seated first. RSVP by April 4 online.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Spring Science Days

Special Event | March 30 – April 10, 2016 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Design, build, and test planetary rovers and spacecrafts. Get inspired by the other-worldly qualities of Earth's animals, and learn about NASA’s efforts to visit Mars in a 3D film! The Planetarium, Ingenuity Lab, and Animal Discovery Room will be open on weekdays AND weekends during Spring Science Days.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Spring Science Days

Special Event | March 30 – April 10, 2016 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Design, build, and test planetary rovers and spacecrafts. Get inspired by the other-worldly qualities of Earth's animals, and learn about NASA’s efforts to visit Mars in a 3D film! The Planetarium, Ingenuity Lab, and Animal Discovery Room will be open on weekdays AND weekends during Spring Science Days.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff

Friday, April 8, 2016

Spring Science Days

Special Event | March 30 – April 10, 2016 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Design, build, and test planetary rovers and spacecrafts. Get inspired by the other-worldly qualities of Earth's animals, and learn about NASA’s efforts to visit Mars in a 3D film! The Planetarium, Ingenuity Lab, and Animal Discovery Room will be open on weekdays AND weekends during Spring Science Days.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff



Special Mechanical Engineering Seminar: Understanding Network Forming Reactions through Combining Computational and Experimental Methods

Seminar | April 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall


Dr. Jeannette Garcia, Polymer Chemist, IBM Almaden Research Center

Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Poly(hexahydrotriazine)s (PHTs) represent a class of synthetically tunable and dynamic materials that exhibits broad scope in thermal and mechanical properties. Depending on monomer choice, these thermosets can range from elastomeric and self-healing to strong and brittle. Highly crosslinked thermosetting networks such as these have limited solubility in organic solvents; thus, solid-state...   More >



Non-Mutagenic dCas9 Genome Engineering for Disease Research: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Stanley Lei Qi, Stanford University, Bioengineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The bacterial CRISPR system has emerged as a powerful approach for genome engineering in diverse organisms. We have developed the nuclease-free dCas9 system as a versatile set of tools for multi-gene transcriptional regulation and chromatin imaging in mammalian cells. We further applied these tools to aid disease modeling and treatment.

In this talk, I will present the current status of the...   More >



Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture (2 of 2): Biomineralization: On How Organisms Manipulate Inorganic Chemistry Part 2

Seminar | April 8 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Lai Addadi, Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Spring Science Days

Special Event | March 30 – April 10, 2016 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Design, build, and test planetary rovers and spacecrafts. Get inspired by the other-worldly qualities of Earth's animals, and learn about NASA’s efforts to visit Mars in a 3D film! The Planetarium, Ingenuity Lab, and Animal Discovery Room will be open on weekdays AND weekends during Spring Science Days.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Spring Science Days

Special Event | March 30 – April 10, 2016 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Design, build, and test planetary rovers and spacecrafts. Get inspired by the other-worldly qualities of Earth's animals, and learn about NASA’s efforts to visit Mars in a 3D film! The Planetarium, Ingenuity Lab, and Animal Discovery Room will be open on weekdays AND weekends during Spring Science Days.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff

Monday, April 11, 2016

Cynthia Ann Chan Memorial Lecture: Prospects for Discovering RNA Relics of Nature’s Oldest Catalysts and Chemical Sensors

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Note change in location


Professor Ronald Breaker, Department of Molecular, Cellular & Development Biology, Yale University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hot Electron Chemistry; Toward Electronic Control of Chemical Reactions

Seminar | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Jeong Young Park, Energy, Environment, Water and Sustainability, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Gilead Infosession

Information Session | April 14 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Bioengineering (BioE)


Learn more about our company and career opportunities within our Formulation & Process Development team and beyond.
Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need.


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Friday, April 15, 2016

Photocatalytic Conversion of Nitrobenzene to Aniline through Sequential Proton-Coupled One-Electron Transfers from a Cadmium Sulfide Quantum Dot: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Emily A. Weiss, Northwestern University, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


This talk will describe the use of cadmium sulfide quantum dots (CdS QDs) as visible-light photocatalysts for the reduction of nitrobenzene to aniline through six sequential photoinduced, proton-coupled electron transfers.

At pH = 3.6-4.3 the internal quantum yield of photons-to-reducing electrons is 37.1% over 54 hours of illumination, with no apparent decrease in catalyst activity....   More >



Atom and Group Transfer in Three-Fold Symmetric Iron Complexes

Seminar | April 15 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Jeremy Smith, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Cal Day at the Hall

Special Event | April 16 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Show off your Bear pride during our annual free day, and discover how the Hall is engaging the next generation of scientists, engineers, and astronauts.


Alumni, Children, General Public, Students - Prospective, Cal Parents

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



Plant and Microbial Biology at Cal Day

Social Event | April 16 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Genetics & Plant Biology Building, GPB Lawn


Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


We are gearing up to be a huge and popular presence at Cal Day at the CNR space on the GPB Lawn.

Please come by - families are welcome! Most of the action will be taking place between 11 am and 2 pm on the Lawn and includes:

1. Ice Nucleation Magic Show: Members of Steve Lindow's Lab will demonstrate ice nucleation, a phenomenon where bacteria cause ice crystals to quickly form on plants....   More >

Monday, April 18, 2016

How a Peptide Discovery Leads to New Medical Nanotechnology: Nano / BioE Special Seminar

Seminar | April 18 | 3-4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Note change in location


Prof. Shuguang Zhang, MIT, Center for Bits and Atoms

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute, Bioengineering (BioE)


Short peptides that are made of natural amino acids were never seriously considered as useful materials 25 years ago. But the discovery of a class of self-assembling peptides in yeast that spontaneously undergo self-organization into well-ordered structures resulted in a conceptual change.

Since then diverse classes of short peptides have been invented with broad applications -- including 3D...   More >



Uncovering How RNA Molecules ‘Make Decisions’ On the Fly: Towards Understanding and Engineering CoTranscriptional RNA Folding

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Julius B. Lucks, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University

Department of Chemistry


This event is co-sponsored by the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science in recognition of the outstanding alumni scientists who contribute their research efforts to the advancement of science.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Strategic Perspectives on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains in Emerging vs Developed Markets

Workshop | April 19 – 21, 2016 every day |  Faculty Club


College of Natural Resources


In this three-day intensive program (April 19-21, 2016), UC Berkeley will deliver insights on strategic positioning in supply chain innovation within emerging and developed markets. Industry experts, including Dan Glickman, former US Secretary of Agriculture, and Dennis Hoover, Senior Vice President of Costco Wholesale, will provide the select group of agrifood business executives with new...   More >



Theory and Simulation of Biomolecular and Soft Matter Systems: The Multiscale Challenge

Seminar | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall | Note change in date


Professor Gregory A. Voth, Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago

Department of Chemistry


This event is co-sponsored by the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science in recognition of the outstanding alumni scientists who contribute their research efforts to the advancement of science.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Strategic Perspectives on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains in Emerging vs Developed Markets

Workshop | April 19 – 21, 2016 every day |  Faculty Club


College of Natural Resources


In this three-day intensive program (April 19-21, 2016), UC Berkeley will deliver insights on strategic positioning in supply chain innovation within emerging and developed markets. Industry experts, including Dan Glickman, former US Secretary of Agriculture, and Dennis Hoover, Senior Vice President of Costco Wholesale, will provide the select group of agrifood business executives with new...   More >

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Strategic Perspectives on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains in Emerging vs Developed Markets

Workshop | April 19 – 21, 2016 every day |  Faculty Club


College of Natural Resources


In this three-day intensive program (April 19-21, 2016), UC Berkeley will deliver insights on strategic positioning in supply chain innovation within emerging and developed markets. Industry experts, including Dan Glickman, former US Secretary of Agriculture, and Dennis Hoover, Senior Vice President of Costco Wholesale, will provide the select group of agrifood business executives with new...   More >

Friday, April 22, 2016

**Will Re-schedule for Fall** Characterizing Aptamers for Nanomaterial Targets: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Canceled


Prof. Valeria Tohver Milam, Georgia Institute of Technology, MSE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Oligonucleotide aptamers are single-stranded sequences that exhibit high affinity and specificity for a particular non-nucleotide target including, but not limited to, small molecules, proteins, and even whole cells. Aptamers are conventionally isolated and identified using a multi-round screening approach called "Systematic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential Enrichment" (SELEX) in which a pool...   More >



Bay Area Biomedical Industry Technology and Talent Expo

Panel Discussion | April 22 | 3-7 p.m. | 300 Sutardja Dai Hall


Bioengineering (BioE)


THINKING OF A BIOTECH CAREER? Join us for the first Bay Area Biomedical Industry Technology & Talent Expo. Designed for Masters, PhD, and advanced undergraduate students.

Meet local companies and hear what they’re looking for in employees, where their companies are going, and exciting upcoming developments in the field. Panel discussion and networking reception.


Students - Graduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate



Exploring the Chemistry of Trimetallic Cyclophane Complexes

Seminar | April 22 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Leslie J. Murray, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Saturday, April 23, 2016

PiE Robotics Competition

Special Event | April 23 – 24, 2016 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Join us for the Pioneers in Engineering eighth annual robotics competition. Meet the high school teams competing this year, and learn how they designed and built their own custom, remote-controlled robots. Cheer on your favorites as they compete to finish this year’s robotics challenge.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff

Event is free with admission.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

PiE Robotics Competition

Special Event | April 23 – 24, 2016 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Join us for the Pioneers in Engineering eighth annual robotics competition. Meet the high school teams competing this year, and learn how they designed and built their own custom, remote-controlled robots. Cheer on your favorites as they compete to finish this year’s robotics challenge.


Children, General Public

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

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3-18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff

Event is free with admission.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Joint Physics / MCB colloquium: Protein Mechanics

Colloquium | April 25 | 4:15-5 p.m. | #1 LeConte Hall | Note change in location


Rama Ranganathan, M.D., Ph.D., UT Southwestern

Department of Chemistry


Natural proteins can fold spontaneously into well-defined three-dimensional structures, can carry out complex biochemical properties such as signal transmission, efficient catalysis of chemical reactions, specificity in molecular recognition, and allosteric conformational change. All of this is achieved while also preserving the capacity for rapid adaptive variation in response to fluctuating...   More >

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fissioning Excitons and Ejecting Electrons - Adventures in Condensed Phase Reactivity"

Seminar | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Stephen E. Bradforth, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Open Genomic Data Repositories and Analysis Resources

Workshop | April 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab Conference Room 371


Dr. Megan Laurance, Research Informationist, UCSF Library

Library


This workshop will introduce you to the rich ecosystem of genomic data repositories and analysis tools available for discovery and utilization of open genomic data.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Free

Registration opens April 4. Register by April 27 online.



Mobile IC Design, the Road Ahead

Seminar | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)


Osama Shanaa, Senior RFIC Design Director, Mediatek Inc.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Modern communication systems are rapidly increasing in complexity fueled by high customer demand for data-rich media streaming over the airwaves. This talk walks the audience through design challenges that the industry managed to overcome and those that are still pending. The talk then focuses on one of the future design challenges, in particular high-efficiency transmitters.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Investigating Nanostructure Synthesis Using In Situ TEM: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Beth Guiton, Univ. of Kentucky, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


We are working to develop a real-time understanding of the mechanistic steps taken during crystalline growth or transformation via a combination of complementary approaches which incorporate (1) knowledge gained from nanostructure syntheses we perform in the lab, with (2) in situ observations of key transformations implemented in real-time using ultra-high resolution transmission electron...   More >



Structure, Bonding and Mechanism in Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling

Seminar | April 29 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Michael L. Neidig, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Monday, May 2, 2016

Building Bridges: Organelle Tethering and Phospholipid Trafficking sans Vesicles

Seminar | May 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Pascal F. Egea, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Conversation with Lisa Jackson, Apple Senior VP for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives

Presentation | May 3 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room


Lisa Jackson, Vice President, Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple

Stefano Bertozzi, Dean, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

Public Health, School of, CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


Lisa Jackson is Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Lisa oversees Apple's efforts to minimize its impact on the environment by addressing climate change through renewable energy and energy efficiency, using greener materials, and inventing new ways to conserve precious resources.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Pre-registration is required to attend. Register by May 2 online.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

NSF CAREER Workshop

Workshop | May 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 808 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Associate Director, Berkeley Research Development Office; Kate Spohr, Research Outreach Specialist, Berkeley Research Development Office

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research , Berkeley Research Development Office


The CAREER Award program requires an integration of research and education activities beyond the scope of a regular NSF grant, so this workshop series will guide faculty members through the requirements and provide concrete suggestions on how to write the proposal.

The workshop will include a panel discussion with current CAREER Awardees.


Faculty

Registration required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nsf-career-workshop-tickets-24825860818

$0

Register online.



SPECIAL Seminar: Transuranium (and other actinide) element based research  on seaborgium hexacarbonyl, flerovium, IUPAC's group 3 question, and a nuclear clock

Seminar | May 5 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall


Professor Christoph E. Düllmann, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry, University Mainz, GERMANY

Department of Chemistry


The transactinide elements with atomic numbers beyond 103 are a fascinating test laboratory for studying the influence of relativistic effects on chemical properties. I will give an overview of the GSI program on the synthesis, nuclear and chemical properties of these elements. I will then discuss in more detail how a new technique, pioneered at LBNL, has given access to a new compound class,...   More >