News

November 23, 2015

According to two members of the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, Mars’ largest moon, Phobos, is slowly falling toward the planet. But rather than smash into the surface, it likely will be shredded and the pieces strewn about the planet in a ring like the rings encircling Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.

November 19, 2015

During the Big Give, L&S alumni and friends showed us they think bigger by donating over $380,000 to the College! Thank you for your support, and for helping L&S reach further.

November 6, 2015

New York Times
Congratulations to our Berkeley faculty who received the famed Breakthrough Prize: Ian Agol, Breakthrough Prize Winners Kam-Biu Luk and Ian AgolMathematics and The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment team co-led by Kam-Biu Luk, Physics. Founded by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri and Julia Milner, the Breakthrough Prize honors important achievements in the categories of Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics.

October 8, 2015

A course on critical thinking at UC Berkeley, co-taught for the past three years by a public policy expert and a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, has generated a new proposal to remove sources of bias in research and improve confidence in published studies.

October 7, 2015

A new dual-degree program will be offered in fall 2016 by the College of Letters & Science. But this program has a twist. Freshmen applying to Berkeley will also have the opportunity to study at France’s leading university in the social sciences, Sciences Po.