Seminars & Events

<< Week of September 10 >>

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Synthetic Studies Toward Complex Natural Products

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

 Tom Maimone, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

A Multi-dimensional Approach to Track Molecular Dynamics at Extreme Scales

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Elad Harel, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

Our lab is developing new approaches to examine charge carrier dynamics in complex molecular systems at extreme spatial and temporal scales. Recently, our group has demonstrated coherent 4D Electronic-Raman spectroscopy and spectrally-resolved transient-absorption microscopy, methods that are uniquely sensitive to electron-phonon-vibrational interactions. We highlight the use of these...   More >

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library


Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies.

The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, or you are welcome to bring your laptop.

Data Sharing: Publishing and Archiving

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110 MD

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Library and Research Data Management; Daniella Lowenberg, Research Data Specialist & Product Manager, University of California Curation Center


This workshop will take a deep dive into data publishing. Attendees will learn how to best prepare their data to be interpreted and reused by others. We will also explore repositories and the attributes that you should use to determine where to publish data based on type and funder or publisher requirements. This workshop is designed for graduate students in the physical and life/health sciences.


  Registration opens August 29. Register online or by calling 510-642-9478 by September 12.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 13 | 5-6 p.m. | 9 Lewis Hall

 Chenchen Song, University of California, Berkeley

 Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

Accelerated ab initio methods for excited states via tensor hyper-contraction and graphics processing units

Thriving in Science September Seminar: "My Journey from Physics to Neurobiology as an Imposter" with Dr. Marla Feller

Seminar | September 13 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Marla Feller, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Talk will be followed by Artichoke Basille pizza and refreshments in Stanley Hall.

Marla Feller is a Professor at UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology Department where she is the Head of the Neurobiology Division and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Feller received an AB in Physics in 1985 and a Ph. D. in Physics in 1992, both from UC Berkeley. Dr. Feller...   More >

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | September 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Vignesh Palani, Graduate Student for Professor Richmond Sarpong,

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

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 >

Photophysics of Metal-Organic Frameworks with Emphasis on Directional Energy Transfer

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Natalia Shustova, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina

 College of Chemistry

The study of energy transfer (ET) processes is a cornerstone of modern physical and inorganic chemistry, which is driven by growing demand in efficient energy transfer and conversion necessary to build a sustainable energy society independent from fossil fuels. Specifically, materials with a predesigned pathway for ET can address urgent needs in fast enhancement of material performance in areas...   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


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 >

Mapping the universe with KG Lee