UC Berkeley is renowned for cutting-edge, curiosity-driven scientific research that results in paradigm-shifting discovery — fundamentally changing our understanding of nature, the universe, and ourselves. This tradition continues as strong as ever. Do you share our curiosity? The College of Letters & Science’s Division of Biological Sciences and Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences invite you to join this series of enlightening virtual discussions, featuring our brilliant faculty and students.
All events will be held via Zoom at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Use one of the Register buttons below to sign up in advance.
Fall 2021 Schedule
David Ackerly, Dean of Rausser College of Natural Resources and Professor of Integrative Biology
William Boos, Associate Professor of Earth & Planetary Science
Lara Kueppers, Associate Professor of Energy and Resources
Moderated by Inez Fung, Professor of Earth & Planetary Science
Californians and other residents of the West face recurring threats from annual wildfires, persistent drought, and more ecological responses to climate change. An expert panel assesses our future environment.
Roland Bürgmann, Garniss H. Curtis Chair of Earth and Planetary Science
Qingkai Kong, Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Sarina Patel, doctoral candidate, Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Moderated by Richard Allen, Interim Dean of Mathematical & Physical Sciences
A leading research university atop a seismic fault, Berkeley excels at studying earthquakes and creating early warning tools. What you should know to be informed and prepared.
Susan Mullen, Department of Earth & Planetary Science
Emma Regan, Department of Physics
Arik Shams, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
Moderated by Michael Botchan, Dean of Biological Sciences
Many faculty choose Berkeley in order to work with brilliant, inspiring graduate students. Tonight, a trio of them has the floor to discuss their research.
Sunčica Čanić, Professor of Mathematics
Dana Foss, postdoctoral researcher, Innovative Genomics Institute
Robert J. Full, Professor of Integrative Biology
Moderated by James Analytis, Associate Professor and Chair of Physics
From developing new therapeutics and lab-grown organs to designing dexterous robots, Berkeley scientists have their imaginations sparked by natural systems.
Rauri C. K. Bowie, Professor of Integrative Biology and Curator of Ornithology
Todd E. Dawson, Professor of Integrative Biology and Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
José Pablo Vásquez-Medina, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology
Moderated by Caroline Williams, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology
The Golden State is a hotspot of biodiversity. Berkeley biologists investigate this remarkable fauna and flora.
To connect with us, please fill out this form or contact Cardis McKines-Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require an accommodation for effective communication in order to fully participate in this series, please provide as much advance notice as possible and at least seven days before a specific event date.