Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free, public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences.
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Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11am. Doors open thirty minutes before the talk and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Each talk is planned to last an hour, plus time for at least a few questions at the end. We would like to start the talks on time, and avoid disruption from people entering the auditorium during the talks, so please try to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start. For 2014, most talks take place in Mulford Hall, Room 159, on the north-west corner of the UC Berkeley campus (see map
or images below), but some do not - please check the calendar below
. Limited hourly pay parking is available on weekends on and nearby campus — please check the signs. We encourage you to take public transport — BART
and bus lines
are within walking distance. We also record the talks and post them on this site (click on the speaker names for previous months below). If you’re nearby though we encourage you to come to the talks in person!
All our upcoming talks are listed on our Berkeley Events Calendar
, and our Science@Cal Blog
2014 Talk Calendar
You can watch the videos of previous talks in the series by checking out our Science@Cal Youtube Channel
Other Talk Videos
You can also check out the video of “The Great Debate: Are We Alone?”
with Geoff Marcy and Dan Werthimer discussing the existence of intelligent life in our Galaxy, and a lecture by Geoff Marcy on the “Discovery of the First Earth-Size Planets and Prospects for Life in the Universe”
. Thanks to Chris Klein, Andrew Siemion, and James Anderson for producing these videos.
Cal Day 2013 Videos
Videos from UC Berkeley’s Cal Day open house are also available. You can see Raphael Bousso talk about “Black Holes, Information, and the Quest for a Unified Theory of Nature”
, or Adrian Lee talk about “The Microwave Background: A Cosmic Time Machine”
Archives of 2009 International Year of Astronomy Talks
The Science@Cal lecture series was preceded by a 2009 lecture series presented by the Department of Astronomy
as part of the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
. To see videos of these talks, visit the astronomy lecture series website
Contact Steve Croft