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Welcome to Science@Cal! In laboratories deep underground, observatories atop mountains, the open plains, ocean depths and dense rainforests, Cal scientists are exploring our natural world, finding answers that explain our past and inform the future.
Science@Cal invites you to join these scientists on their journeys, explore their questions and share their discoveries! You can get involved by attending one of the events listed in our calendar, checking out our monthly free, public lectures, or by signing up for our mailing list.
What's the latest in climate research?
The Climate Gap: Climate Change and America's Poor. A new study from UC Berkeley has found that low-income communities and people of color in the United States will suffer the most from the health and economic consequences of rising global temperatures. (July 2009; image: Flickr user HB Art (cc: by-nc-sa))
If you'd like to learn more about the current state of climate science, you should take a look at what the Lawrence Hall of Science has to offer. One online exhibit, Global Warming: Is the Science Settled Enough for Policy?, examines this complex question with climatologist Stephen Schneider, using the Science on a Sphere® visualization system.
Increases in mysterious underground tremors observed in several active earthquake fault zones around the world could signal an increased likelihood of a major quake, according to a new UC Berkeley study. Check out the full story on the Berkeley News site. (July 2009)
Meet two UC scientists who explore the cosmos from the Berkeley campus.
I arrived at Cal from Mrs. Costello’s 5th grade class at Havens Elementary School. My Science@Cal adventure took me far from the UC Berkeley campus, all the way to the CDMS underground laboratory at Soudan, Minnesota. The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) underground lab searches for unseen ‘dark matter’ particles in our universe. These particles are called ‘dark matter’ because they do not reflect light.
Join host Harry Kreisler in conversation with Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion and Professor of Astronomy Gibor Basri. View the webcast here.
Join UC Berkeley journalism students as they take a compelling look at the impact of pollution on our lives — at home and afar. View this webcast at the UCTV website.
Why do these Cal scientists study the ocean and water? How does their research relate to our everyday lives? Read on!
These in-depth articles look at the work done by three ocean scientists at Cal:
"Field Notes from Joey Pakes." Find out why this cave-diving graduate student is utterly obsessed with an obscure little crustacean called the remipede.