Divisions & Units - Mathematical & Physical Sciences

UC Berkeley Physics Graduate Honored with Commemorative Stamp

February 5, 2021

The US Postal Service has revealed a new stamp design honoring Chien-Shiung Wu, a Chinese-American experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the field of nuclear physics. 

New fellows program supports taking risks in science

January 28, 2021

To support research that has the potential to forge new paths in the physical sciences, UC Berkeley today (Jan. 28) launched the Heising-Simons Faculty Fellows program.

Was that a dropped call from ET?

January 5, 2021

Nobody believes it was ET phoning, but radio astronomers admit they don’t have an explanation yet for a beam of radio waves that apparently came from the direction of the star Proxima Centauri.

UC Berkeley's LeConte and Barrows Hall lose their names

November 18, 2020

The names of the University of California, Berkeley’s LeConte Hall and Barrows Hall will be removed, campus officials announced today. The decision, capping a formal review process, was made in response to growing awareness of the controversial legacies of the halls’ namesakes — all of them early, prominent members of the UC faculty — that clash with UC Berkeley’s mission and values.

What is a Particle?

November 13, 2020

Given that everything in the universe reduces to particles, a question presents itself: What are particles?

UC Berkeley’s Reinhard Genzel awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

October 6, 2020

Reinhard Genzel, a professor emeritus of physics and of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany, will share half the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics with UCLA professor Andrea Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.”

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Remote Teaching Best Practices

Prepared by the Pedagogy Task Force for Social Science: Sabrina C. Agarwal, Elena Schneider, Jon Steinsson, and Kevin S. Weiner

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