East West Alliance Symposium 2016

June 27, 2016
Frontiers in Health Research - October 30th - November 1st at University of California, Berkeley

Three Berkeley Neuroscience Faculty Awarded Klingenstein-Simons Fellowships

October 26, 2016

The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards supports early career neuroscientists whose research may help us understand neurological and psychiatric disorders. Three of the eleven 2016 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowships were awarded to Berkeley Neuroscience Faculty! Congratulations to Stephen Brohawn, Evan Miller, and Michael Yartsev.

Four UC Berkeley scientists receive prestigious NIH awards

October 18, 2016

Four UC Berkeley scientists have been recognized as innovators in their fields through new research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Physicist Marvin Cohen to receive 2017 Franklin Medal

October 19, 2016

Physicist Marvin Cohen, a University Professor and a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is the newly announced recipient of the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics.

Poking the Sleeping Giant: Quake Swarm Could Unleash San Andreas

October 2, 2016
The swarm of small temblors just off Bombay Beach in the Salton Sea on September 26 isn’t a sign that Palm Springs is about to become beachfront property, but it does point to the inevitability of the “Big One” hitting the South State, say seismologists. “The southern portion of the San Andreas Fault hasn’t ruptured in more than 300 years, and it’s significantly overdue for a major event,” says Roland Bürgmann, a professor in the earth and planetary science department at UC Berkeley and a participating faculty member at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.

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Nobel Prize winner to join UC Berkeley faculty in Physics and Biology

September 28, 2016

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Eric Betzig and world-class biophysicist Na Ji will join the UC Berkeley faculty in the summer of 2017. Concurrent with their hire at UC Berkeley, Betzig and Ji will have joint appointments and research programs at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) as faculty scientists in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division of the Biosciences Area.

Physicist Richard Muller publishes a new book that links the flow of time with the Big Bang

September 20, 2016

Why does the arrow of time flow inexorably toward the future, constantly creating new “nows”?

That quest resulted in a book published today, NOW: The Physics of Time (W. W. Norton), which delves into the history of philosophers’ and scientists’ concepts of time, uncovers a tendency physicists have to be vague about time’s passage, demolishes the popular explanation for the arrow of time and proposes a totally new theory.

Professor emerita, anthropologist Elizabeth Colson dies in Zambia at 99

September 14, 2016

Elizabeth Colson, a trailblazing professor emerita in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, died Aug. 3 at the age of 99 at her home in Zambia, Africa. Since the 1940s, she studied social change related to forced displacement, migration, development, kinship and political anthropology that carried implications far beyond the African continent.

Conversations in science: Berkeley biologist Jennifer Doudna speaks with Dan Rather

September 12, 2016

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna speaks with journalist Dan Rather about new genome editing technologies and their implications for science, medicine, and society. This conversation in science was produced by iBiology.