On the Origin of Life Wednesday, March 31st  |  6 – 7 PM Dr. Charles Marshall Director, UC Museum of Paleontology Professor, Dept. of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley From the Big Bang to the emergence of humans… we’re asking the age-old question: what is the origin of life? While this question has fascinated humans for … Continue Reading »

The Bees’ Disease: How Do Bees Get Sick? Building A Stronger Postman: How to Improve RNA Messengers Thursday, March 11th  |  5:00 – 6:00 PM The Bees’ Disease: How Do Bees Get Sick? Nina Sokolov, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley Did you know that there are over 20,000 species of bees worldwide? The European … Continue Reading »

Water-Energy Nexus Thursday, April 15th  |  12:00 – 1:30 PM More information coming soon! Brought to you by UC Berkeley’s Science at Cal and Berkeley Lab’s Government & Community Relations Office, “Midday Science Cafe” is a new virtual series that highlights compelling and complementary scientific research from both institutions. Grab your lunch and join us … Continue Reading »

Leveraging the Quantum Realm: How Small Physics Solves Big Problems Thursday, March 18th  |  12:00 – 1:30 PM Dr. Sara Mouradian Ion Trap Group Department of Physics UC BerkeleyDr. Kasra Nowrouzi Advanced Quantum Testbed Computational Research Division Berkeley Lab What does the world look like on the smallest scales? In this Midday Science Cafe, you’ll … Continue Reading »

The Power and Beauty of Geometry and Symmetry Wednesday, February 24th  |  6 – 7 PM Dr. Carlo H. Séquin Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences UC Berkeley Come with us as we leave the world of natural objects and go behind the scenes of human-made structures. In this talk, Dr. Carlo H. Séquin … Continue Reading »

Understanding the Nature of Dark Energy Thursday, February 18th  |  12:00 – 1:30 PM Dr. Claire Poppett Research Physicist Space Sciences Lab UC BerkeleyDr. Emmanuel Schaan Chamberlain Postdoctoral Fellow Berkeley Lab 68% of the universe is made up of dark energy. We can’t see it, so how do we study it? In this Midday Science … Continue Reading »

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 »