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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.
Steven Chu on Energy. Nobel laureate and former UC Berkeley physicist, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu discusses the enormity of the climate change problem.
Flat Stanley's latest adventure is a visit to the mighty Keck telescopes on top of Mauna Kea in Hawai'i. Read all about his adventure with astronomer Steve Croft here!
Interested in the research Cal scientists are doing about physics? Check out these news stories:
The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) is an experiment funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Defense (DOE). It employs approximately 60 physicists across the U.S. and internationally, of which many are affiliated with U.C. Berkeley. CDMS looks for evidence of dark matter in our universe by attempting to measure signatures of putative particles called Weakly-Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). This is accomplished using cutting-edge detectors of silicon and germanium.
Excerpted from The Eyes Have It…Finally by Gordy Slack, with updates
In many emerging economies, like India’s, advances in telemedicine can ensure that big-city healthcare is available even at the outskirts of town. But what about the millions of people who live beyond the outer reaches, where the “tele” in telemedicine does not yet reach?
For each of these Cal scientists, evolution is an important part of his or her work. Read about what exciting projects they're working on now!
Ms. Konle’s 5th grade class at Havens Elementary School sent me on an adventure to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Read on to learn about the prep lab, where dead animals (that people find on the road or in their backyards) come in to be prepared as research specimens. These animals eventually end up in the museum where scientists can come and study them.
Will failure to address the current environmental crisis be catastrophic? Join host Harry Kriesler in conversation with Professor John Harte of the College of Natural Resources for insight into "Understanding the Global Environmental Crisis." View the webcast.
Curious about what evolution really is, how it works, and how it factors into your life? Check out UC Berkeley's Understanding Evolution website, which answers these questions and more!
Check out Understanding Science, the website that reveals how science really works. Take an inside look at the principles, methods, and motivations that underlie all of science.