Four young professors - Ben Recht of electrical engineering and computer science, Daniel Kasen of physics, Junqiao Wu of materials science and engineering, and Ahmet Yildiz of molecular and cell biology - were among 102 researchers named by President Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Moist meadow is more effective than fencing in keeping the Yosemite toad out from underfoot, or under-hoof, of the cows with whom it shares its home turf. PHOTO: R. Grasso By Pam Kan-Rice, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural... Ann Guy
The campus installed its 10th chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, celebrated its 22nd Nobel Prize winner, Randy Schekman, and was, in turn, celebrated at film festivals and theaters around the world as the subject of a four-hour documentary by Frederick Wiseman. And that was just some of what happened at Berkeley in 2013.
BERKELEY — Even by the standards of UC Berkeley, 2013 was a banner year. The campus installed its 10th chancellor, historian and anthropologist Nicholas Dirks, and celebrated its 22nd Nobel Prize winner, Randy Schekman, a professor of molecular and cell biology. And the Berkeley campus, in turn, was celebrated at film festivals and theaters around the world, as famed director […]
By Kathleen Maclay, UC Berkeley Media Relations Harrison Fraker, a UC Berkeley professor of architecture known for his trailblazing work in sustainability and a former dean of the College of Environmental Design, is the 2014 recipient of the Topaz Medallion... Ann Guy
A new instrument that combines two high-resolution telescope techniques – adaptive optics and interferometry – has for the first time imaged the individual stars in a nearby binary star system, demonstrating promise for eventually picking out planets that have been indistinguishable from the stars they orbit.
A throng turned out for Thursday's high-spirited launch of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science. Designed to help researchers across the disciplines harness data in order to spur discoveries and create knowledge, the center for data-related teaching and collaboration will be housed in Doe Library.
By Steve Hockensmith, UC Berkeley News Center UC Berkeley announced recently that it had reduced its carbon emissions to 1990 levels two years earlier than expected, showing how quickly progress can be made — at least at the local level... Ann Guy
The Center for Biological Diversity presented its second annual E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation to Tyrone Hayes, UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology. Hayes’ research has focused on the threat posed to frogs by pesticides and the role of chemical pollution in the decline of amphibian species worldwide.
By Carol Ness, UC Berkeley Public Affairs. Rebecca Peters, a senior whose deep interest in water rights has taken her to Latin America many times to work on safe water projects and to Budapest and Washington, D.C., to take part... Ann Guy
Chemist Carolyn Bertozzi & Nobel physicist George Smoot were have been elected to the National Academy of Inventors. Bertozzi was named for creating techniques allowing chemical reactions to take place inside living systems without interfering with normal biochemistry. Smoot created instrumentation for satellites studying the cosmic microwave background radiation.
UC Berkeley Public Affairs **NOTICE** HOLIDAY TREE SALE DELAYED. Due to a storm in the Sierras, the sale will start on TUESDAY, Dec. 10. Check back here for updates. Short of cutting your own, you can’t get holiday trees fresher... Ann Guy
UC Berkeley graduate student Jean-Michel Mongeau studied how cockroaches use their antennae to maneuver in the dark and discovered the crucial role of tiny hairs on each antenna. He is now putting this to use in designing antennae for cockroach-like robots that may help them maneuver better at high speed.