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The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: A successful model for developing a more inclusive STEM PhD workforce

November 29, 2017


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A Talk by Mike Summers, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Berkeley astronomers selected to take new space telescope for a spin

November 21, 2017
Two UC Berkeley astronomers are eagerly awaiting the spring 2019 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, having been chosen to lead two of the first 13 groups that will test the capabilities of NASA’s snazzy new successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

November 20, 2017
Six UC Berkeley scientists are among the 396 newest fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.”

Two postdocs among Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science

November 16, 2017
Two UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellows, physicists Aaron Meisner and Liang Wu, were recognized in the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science list.

Puzzling new supernova may be from star producing antimatter

November 9, 2017
An exploding star that continued to shine for nearly two years — unlike most supernovae, which fade after a few weeks — is puzzling astronomers and leading theorists, including UC Berkeley astrophysicist Daniel Kasen, to suggest that the event may be an example of a star so hot that it produces antimatter in its core.

Fed up, two UC Berkeley students launch tool to spot Twitter bots

October 31, 2017
Two UC Berkeley undergraduate computer science students are doing what they say Twitter won’t: sorting out and tagging the angry propaganda bots designed to undermine, destabilize and inflame American political discourse.

Biostatistics professor elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 17, 2017
UC Berkeley statistics professor Nicholas Jewell has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors possible in the fields of health and medicine.

Astronomers strike cosmic gold

October 16, 2017
The first detection of gravitational waves from the cataclysmic merger of two neutron stars, and the observation of visible light in the aftermath of that merger, finally answer a long-standing question in astrophysics: Where do the heaviest elements, ranging from silver and other precious metals to uranium, come from?

Physics postdoc and mentor awarded prestigious L'Oreal fellowship

October 12, 2017
Sydney Schreppler, a postdoctoral fellow in physics and UC Berkeley Ph.D. who in her spare time mentors women majoring in science and served as head coach for the campus’s club women’s lacrosse team, has been awarded one of five 2017 For Women in Science Fellowships by L’Oréal USA.