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<< October 2017 >>

Monday, October 2, 2017

Nick Sahinidis — ALAMO: Machine learning from data and first principles

Seminar | October 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Nick Sahinidis, Carnegie Mellon University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

We have developed the ALAMO methodology with the aim of producing a tool capable of using data to learn algebraic models that are accurate and as simple as possible. ALAMO relies on (a) integer nonlinear optimization to build low-complexity models from input-output data, (b) derivative-free optimization to collect additional data points
that can be used to improve tentative models, and (c)...   More >

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?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Novartis Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Learning and Applying Nature’s Biosynthetic Logic

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | October 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Bradley Moore, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Nature as a chemist continues to teach and inform us about the wonders of complex organic synthesis in a cell. Recent advances in genomics and metabolomics have ushered in a new era in natural products research linking genes to molecules. Synthetic biology programs now offer streamlined approaches to the discovery, production, and design of gene-encoded small molecules. This presentation will...   More >

George C. Pimentel Seminar in Physical Chemistry: The Dynamics of Protons in Liquid Water Viewed through Ultrafast IR Spectroscopy

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Andrei Tokmakoff, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago

 College of Chemistry

Studying the structure of the excess proton in liquid water and the manner in which the excess charge is transported through water’s dynamic hydrogen bond network remains a daunting experimental challenge. This process has long been attributed proton transfer involving a sequential displacement of protons along a chain of hydrogen bonds that displaces the excess charge over long distance but not...   More >

LYS228, a novel monobactam to treat infections caused by multi-drug resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library Seminar Room 100D

 Dr. Folkert Reck, Senior Investigator II, Global Discovery Chemistry, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Can we evolve beyond thermal separation processes?

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Ryan Lively, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The rapid increase in global industrialization necessitates technology shifts in energy production, manufacturing, and carbon management techniques. Large energy costs in refineries, power plants, and manufacturing facilities using traditional separation techniques are currently a major opportunity for innovation. Approximately 10% of global energy use can be attributed to separation processes,...   More >

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 >

Californian oak woodland responses to drought

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Hao Lyu, Graduate Student for Professor Omar Yaghi, http://yaghi.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 MS. Xiaokun Pei, Graduate Student for Professor Omar Yaghi, http://yaghi.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | October 5 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Blake Erickson, Graduate Student with Professor Daniel Neumark, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/dmngrp/

 Mr. Hikaru Mizuno, Graduate Student with Professor Richard Saykally, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rjsgrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

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 >

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 >

Molecular Clusters: Building Blocks for Nanoelectronics and Material Design

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | October 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Xavier Roy, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

The programmed assembly of nanoscale building blocks offers exciting new avenues to creating electronic devices and materials in which structure and functions can be chemically designed and tuned. In this context, the synthesis of inorganic molecular clusters with atomically-defined structures, compositions and surface chemistry provides a rich family of functional building elements. This...   More >

Monday, October 9, 2017

Allosteric inhibitors of protein synthesis: how structure and dynamics give rise to complex pharmacology

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jack Taunton, University of California, San Francisco

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Catalytic Approaches to Simplifying Synthesis

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Darren Dixon, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

 College of Chemistry

Catalysts that provide new reactivity and stereocontrol in efficient bond-forming reactions, are essential tools for converting low cost starting materials into high value, structurally complex, stereochemically defined product materials. In this presentation, new families of metal-free and metal-rich cooperative catalysts and their use in highly enantioselective C-C bond forming reactions and...   More >

Long-range Correlated Dynamics in Glassy Materials and Its Role in Producing Stable Glasses

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | October 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Zahra Fakhraai, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

 College of Chemistry

Nanometer-sized thin films of small organic molecules are widely used in applications ranging from organic photovoltaics and organic light emitting diodes, to protective coatings and high resolution nano-imprint lithography. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) is widely used in manufacturing ultra-thin layers of amorphous organic solids, with an underlying assumption that the properties of these...   More >

Free Speech on Campus: A Discussion with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky in Honor of Constitution Day

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

In honor of Constitution Day, the Free Speech Movement Educational Programs Committee welcomes the Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky. In his new book, "Free Speech on Campus", written with Howard Gillman, they argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but at the same time must never restrict the expression of ideas.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Organic Catalysts and Photocatalysts: Computational Design and Prototyping of Organic Catalysts for CO 2 Reduction and Photopolymerization

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | October 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Charles Musgrave, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Inorganic catalysts have been workhorses in many important industrial processes while many biological systems, such as photosynthesis, rely on organic catalysts. In this talk I will discuss the use of computational chemistry to examine the fundamental chemical mechanisms of organic catalysts and photocatalysts for reducing CO 2 into fuels and visible light activated atom transfer radical...   More >

Product Development Program Info Session

Information Session | October 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall

 Department of Chemical Engineering

We have begun accepting applications for Fall 2018. Come and meet the PDP's Executive Director Dr. Keith Alexander and current PDP students to learn more about our 1-year non-thesis professional Master's program in Chemical Engineering.

Pizza will be provided.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, 10/9: https://goo.gl/forms/gHObVvFwHLz6eYa72.

Graduates of the PDP almost exclusively choose to...   More >

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Jakob Dahl, Graduate Student for Professor Paul Alivisatos, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/pagrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Claire Harmange, Graduate Student for Professor Thomas Maimone, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/tjm/Lab_website/Home.html

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | October 12 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Ilana Porter, Graduate Student with Professor Stephen Leone, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/leonegrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

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 >

Between the sheets: The molecular chemistry of hybrid perovskites

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | October 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Hemamala Karunadasa, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

The tools of synthetic chemistry allow us to tune molecules with a level of precision not yet accessible with inorganic solids. We have investigated hybrid perovskites that couple organic small molecules with the optical and electronic diversity of extended inorganic solids. I will share our current understanding of these materials, whose technologically relevant properties are highly amenable to...   More >

Monday, October 16, 2017

Molecular mechanism of cellular motility

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tom Pollard, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

Career Fair | October 17 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Sean Burns, OURS

 Office of Undergraduate Research

All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair on Tuesday, October 17 (1-4pm in Pauley Ballroom, MLK) where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free and, in addition to representatives from many dozens of research and...   More >

Alexander Pines Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Surprises in the physics of magnetic resonance; implications for chemical physics and molecular imaging

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Warren S. Warren, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Duke University

 College of Chemistry

Magnetic resonance is often presented as the prime example of the value of fundamental research. Indeed, the physicists who measured nuclear gyromagnetic ratios and spin quantum numbers 80 years ago could never have dreamed of its profound impact on chemistry, materials science, and medicine. But by the early 1960s, most physics departments (and many chemistry departments) viewed the fundamental...   More >

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Suspended Particles in Complex Fluids: From Fracking Fluids to Swimming Worms

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Eric Shaqfeh, Professor, Stanford University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Rigid or flexible particles suspended in viscoelastic fluids are ubiquitous in the food industry (e.g. pastes), industrial molding applications (all composites and 3-D printed parts), the energy industry (e.g. fracking fluids), and biological fluids (i.e. swimming of bacteria in mucous). The mathematics of the description of these suspensions is in its infancy. For example, the foundational work...   More >

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5th Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems and Steep Transistors Workshop

Conference/Symposium | October 19 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Amir Khosrowshani, Vice President and CTO of Al Products Group, Intel Corporation, USA

 Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Sciences

The Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems was established in 2009 with the goal of bringing together researchers from around the world working on breakthroughs in next generation low-energy information processing systems. This year, the Berkeley Symposium will join forces with the Steep Transistors Workshop with the goal of further expanding its reach and impact. The joint...   More >

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Danny Thach, Graduate Student for Professor Thomas Maimone, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/tjm/Lab_website/Home.html

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Jeffrey Derrick, Graduate Student for Professor Christopher Chang, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/cjcgrp/research.html

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | October 19 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Kristina Chang, Graduate Student with Professor Stephen Leone/Daniel Neumark, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/leonegrp/http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/dmngrp/

 Mr. Scott Meyer, Graduate Student with Professor Alex Zettl/Felix Fischer, http://research.physics.berkeley.edu/zettl/http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/frfgrp/group.html

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Close Up: Exploring Workshop Practices in Roman-Egyptian Portraits

Lecture | October 19 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Jane Williams, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Roman period mummy portraits are considered to be ancient antecedents of modern portraiture. However, the techniques and materials used in their manufacture are not thoroughly understood. The Phoebe Hearst Museum's collections from the site of Tebtunis, Egypt include one of the largest assemblages of mummy portraits to remain intact since their excavation, and form a remarkable resource for...   More >

Friday, October 20, 2017

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 >

Student Hosted Colloquium in Inorganic Chemistry: Radical frontiers in catalysis

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | October 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ted Betley, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

Within metal-catalyzed reactions, the development of electronic structure to function relationships is critical for understanding the factors that promote desirable reactivity. Electronic structure considerations dictate the stability and/or reactivity of both mononuclear and polynuclear complexes. At an extreme, maximally high-spin complexes represent attractive target complexes, allowing for...   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 >

Monday, October 23, 2017

Chemical Tricks for Drugging the Undruggable

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kevan Shokat, University of California, San Francisco

 College of Chemistry

Unique Properties of Carbide and Bimetallic Catalysts

Lecture | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Jingguang Chen, Columbia University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Merck-Banyu Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Synthesis of Pillar-Shaped Macrocyclic Compounds “Pillar[n]arenes” Providing Supramolecular Assemblies

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | October 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Tomoki Ogoshi, Kanazawa University

 College of Chemistry

Macrocyclic compounds play a major role in supramolecular chemistry because of their beautiful shape, nano-scale size and molecular recognition ability. Numerous supramolecular architectures have been constructed and studied as new components of materials as well as entities related to biological structural formation and functions using various macrocyclic hosts.
In 2008, we reported a new...   More >

2017 G.N. Lewis Memorial Lecture: Professor Jennifer Doudna

Lecture: Special College Seminar | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, The Field Club

 Professor Jennifer Doudna, Professor, College of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

"CRISPR Systems: Nature's Toolkit for Genome Editing"
Professor Jennifer Doudna, Department of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

“Spatial genomics and single cell lineage dynamics by seqFISH and MEMOIR”

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Long Cai, California Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Identifying the spatial organization of tissues at cellular resolution from single cellgene expression profiles is essential to understanding many biological systems. We have developed an in situ 3D multiplexed imaging method to quantify hundreds of genes with single cell resolution via Sequential barcodedFluorescence in situ hybridization (seqFISH) (Lubeck et al., 2014). We used seqFISH to...   More >

Converting CO2 via Thermocatalysis and Electrocatalysis

Colloquium | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Jingguang CHen, Columbia University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

light refreshments 15 minutes before

Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

Seminar | October 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 9 Lewis Hall

 Peter Walters, UC, Berkeley

 Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

Title: Quantum-classical path integral simulation of charge transfer in solution

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Melecio Perea, Graduate Student for Professor Richmond Sarpong, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rsgrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Wentao Xu, Graduate Student for Professor Omar Yaghi, http://yaghi.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | October 26 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Hannah Kenagy, Graduate Student with Professor Ronald Cohen, http://cohen.cchem.berkeley.edu/People.aspx

 Mr. Andrew Ross, Graduate Student with Professor Stephen Leone/Daniel Neumark, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/leonegrp/www.cchem.berkeley.edu/dmngrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

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 >

Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Artificial Metalloenzymes: Challenges and Opportunities

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | October 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Thomas Ward, University of Basel

 College of Chemistry

Artificial metalloenzymes (ArMs) result from the incorportation of a catalyst precursor within a host protein, see Scheme. To engineer such ArMs, we have relied on various cofactor- anchoring strategies including: dative-, covalent- and supramolecular interactions. The resulting hybrid catalysts display features that are reminiscent of both homogeneous catalysts and enzymes. The optimization of...   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 >

The Large Underground Xenon experiment (LUX) dark matter detector

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 >

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 >

Vision+Light: Converging Senses - Lily Simonson - Turtle Rock 2

Monday, October 30, 2017

Tick-tock of a Circadian Clock

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Andy LiWang, University of California, Merced

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Biophysics of Protein Disorder, Single Molecules to Mesoscales

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | October 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ashok Deniz, Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry