<< February 2018 >>

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Science Cafe - It's a small world: Viewing Life with Electrons

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

 1403 Solano Ave , Albany, CA 94706

 Danielle Jorgens, Director, Electron Microscope Laboratory; Restaurant Valparaiso


A revolution is occurring in biology due to new technologies in the world of electron microscopy. In addition to the monumental advances in the Cryo-EM, which garnered the Nobel Prize last year, a new wave of 3-dimensional imaging is taking over the rest of the electron microscopy field. With these advanced 3D electron microscopes, cells and tissues are being visualized at new depths and...   More >

3d-Electron microscopy: tunneling filaments

Thursday, February 8, 2018

SOLD OUT - The Science of Cannabis: The Genetics of Cannabis Breeds

Lecture | February 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

There is a rich informal taxonomy of Cannabis strains with exotic and evocative names. How do these breeds reflect the genetic relationships among different strains, and how do those genetic relationships reflect the chemical properties of the specific plants?

 $30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Design Field Notes: Jennifer Jacobs

Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Jennifer Jacobs, whose research examines ways to diversify participation and practice in procedural art and computational design, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Science at Cal Lecture: Cosmic Gold: Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves, and the Origin of the Heavy Elements

Lecture | February 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Eliot Quataert, Department of Astronomy


Scientists have recently developed a new way to “see” the universe, using the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein nearly a century ago. These waves can teach us about some of the most exotic objects known, including star “corpses” known as black holes and neutron stars. Remarkably, they have also helped solve a longstanding puzzle about where in the Universe some of the elements we know and...   More >

Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves, and the Origin of the Heavy Elements - Image LIGO/NSF

Friday, February 23, 2018

Grounds for Science- Putting it all together: cell choreography and energy grids

Presentation | February 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Mark Khoury, Molecular and Cell Biology; Christopher Poresky, Nuclear Engineering Department


Exciting short talks on cutting-edge topics by young researchers at UC Berkeley. Grounds for Science is a public science talk series organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students.

Embryonic development: how cell choreography shapes animals with Mark Khoury

Just as the collective movements of many dancers are needed to perform the choreography in a ballet, the collective behavior...   More >

Mouse embryo. Image: MBL/Woods Hole

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Caminos de la Ciencia: De Ingeniería Química a Microbiología y de Regreso

Presentation | February 24 | 1-3:15 p.m. |  Kapor Center for Social Impact

 2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

 Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


This Presentation will be in Spanish / Esta presentación será en español

En esta presentación, el Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, investigador del Laboratorio Nacional de Berkeley, nos hablará sobre su trayectoria en la ciencia y las oportunidades que lo han llevado a estudiar microbios, bichos y el medio ambiente.

Javier nació en Tuxpan, Nayarit, México, y realizó toda su preparación...   More >


  Registration opens February 14. Register online or or by emailing Katie Bertsche at scienceatcal@berkeley.edu by February 24.

De Ingeniería Química a Microbiología y de Regreso. Ilustración - Javier A. Ceja-Navarro

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Design Field Notes: Paula Te

Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Paula Te, an interaction designer who is driven to make technology accessible in the widest possible sense, will speak at Jacobs Hall.