Expanding the Frontiers of Biofuels: Algae’s Rise as an Alternative Energy Source Thursday, November 19th  |  12pm – 1:30pm Dr. Melissa Roth Research Biologist Dept. of Plant & Microbial Biology UC BerkeleyDr. Sara Calhoun  Postdoctoral Fellow Joint Genome Institute Berkeley Lab Algae are more than just the gooey stuff at the bottom of your fish tank. Algae can … Continue Reading »

Understanding our Sun Saturday, October 24, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Our sun is, on average, 93 million miles away, and yet it is so powerful that you cannot look directly at it. What do we really know about this object at the center of our solar system? Science at Cal and The Lawrence Hall … Continue Reading »

Igniting Your Curiosity in Wildfires Thursday, October 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Have you ever experienced a thunderstorm? Do you know how fires burn? Spark an interest in fire safety and electricity with us! Science at Cal and The Lawrence Hall of Science have teamed up to create this virtual event featuring both UC Berkeley … Continue Reading »

    Carreras en Ciencias Miércoles, Octubre 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Por segundo año, el Consulado General de México en San Francisco, en alianza con Science at Cal de UC Berkeley, serán anfitriones del “Día de la Ciencia”, un evento que le da la oportunidad al público de habla hispana de interactuar con … Continue Reading »

The Unsolved Mystery of Dark Matter Thursday, Oct 15th 12pm – 1:30pm Vetri Velan PhD Candidate Department of Physics, UC BerkeleyDr. Sinéad Griffin Staff Scientist, Molecular Foundry, Materials Science Division Berkeley Lab Dark matter is one of the grandest unsolved mysteries in physics. What is it? What is it made of? How does it interact … Continue Reading »

Climate Change Solutions: Managing the Global Carbon Cycle Thursday, Sept 17th 12pm – 1:30pm Allegra Mayer PhD candidate Environmental Science, Policy & Management UC BerkeleyNancy Freitas MS/PhD student Energy and Resources Group UC Berkeley Soil has a large capacity for carbon storage, yet the global soil carbon pool has degraded over many centuries. How can … Continue Reading »

Energy Storage Solutions for a Clean Energy Future Thursday, August 20th 12pm – 1:30pm Dr. Sean Lubner Research Scientist & Seaborg Fellow Energy Technologies Area Berkeley LabDr. Lilia Xie Postdoctoral Scholar, Bediako Lab Department of Chemistry UC Berkeley Every year the U.S. consumes one fifth of the world’s energy, or the energetic equivalent of 1 … Continue Reading »

A Changing Landscape: Wildfire Dynamics in California Thursday, July 23rd 12pm – 1:30pm Dr. Fadji Zaouna Maina Postdoctoral Researcher Berkeley LabKatya Rakhmatulina PhD Candidate, Environmental Engineering UC Berkeley In recent years, wildfires in the western United States have occurred with increasing frequency and scale, in part due to prolonged periods of drought, elevated temperatures, and … Continue Reading »

Clearing the air: Empowering communities to improve air quality Thursday, June 25th 12pm – 1:30pm Dr. Alexis Shusterman Lecturer, College of Chemistry UC BerkeleyDr. Chelsea Preble Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley & Berkeley Lab Brought to you by UC Berkeley’s Science at Cal and Berkeley Lab’s Government & Community Relations Office, “Midday Science Cafe” is a … Continue Reading »