175 Faculty Members
682 Graduate Students
152 Postdoctoral Fellows
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 discoveries and research. Learn more about some of the honors that our faculty have been given over the years.
11 Nobel Prizes (of 23 total)
3 Breakthrough Prize Winners
19 National Medals of Science
48 American Academy of Arts and Science Members
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 (Mathematics)
2019: Robert Littlejohn (Physics). Watch this video about Professor Littlejohn’s passion for teaching!
2017: Michael Manga (Earth & Planetary Science)
2016: Irfan Siddiqi (Physics)
2014: Eugene Chiang (Astronomy)
2006: Ani Adhikari (Statistics)
2004: Bob Jacobsen (Physics). Watch this fun Cal Day video of Professor Jacobsen!
2004: F. Michael Christ (Mathematics)
The students studying mathematical and physical sciences embody what it is to be a Berkeley student -- academic excellence and an impulse to make the world a better place. Following are a few recent stories about our students that illustrate their passion for science and their creative approaches to the world.