Mathematical & Physical Sciences Faculty

From the Nobel Prize to the MacArthur “Genius” Grant, faculty and alumni from the Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences have won many awards and accolades in response to their discoveries(link is external) and research.

The Undergraduate Teaching Award

Berkeley’s most prestigious honor for teaching is the Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact.

2020: Alex Paulin(link is external) (Mathematics)

2019: Robert Littlejohn (Physics). Watch this video(link is external) about Professor Littlejohn’s passion for teaching!

2017: Michael Manga(link is external) (Earth & Planetary Science)

2016: Irfan Siddiqi(link is external) (Physics)

2014: Eugene Chiang(link is external) (Astronomy)

2006: Ani Adhikari(link is external) (Statistics)

2004: Bob Jacobsen (Physics). Watch this fun Cal Day video(link is external) of Professor Jacobsen!

2004: F. Michael Christ(link is external) (Mathematics)

Below, learn more about some of the honors that our faculty have been given over the years.

3 Breakthrough Prize Winners

19 National Medals of Science

48 American Academy of Arts and Science Members