Julia Morgan would probably be pleased. The hall that the UC Berkeley alumna and celebrated architect designed in 1911 to host social events on campus has been painstakingly restored, and is open for business at its new home at the UC Botanical Garden. Already it has been booked for weddings and special events. More>
Research led by materials scientist Lane Martin has found an easy way to improve the performance of ferroelectric materials for use in computer processors that would be capable of both computation and memory storage without continuous external power sources. More>
He discussed the link between science and peace at a United Nations gathering celebrating the 60th anniversary of CERN. “The awe of the beautiful universe makes differences in cultures, languages, colors, genders, religions and ideologies simply disappear,” he said during his speech. More>
A team of physicists — led Berkeley Lab’s Adrian Lee — has measured a subtle characteristic in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation that will allow them to map the large-scale structure of the universe, determine the masses of neutrinos and perhaps uncover some of the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. More>
As part of the University of California’s Global Food Initiative, campuses across the system are hosting event. UC Berkeley will conduct a farmers market on Dwinelle Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 24), which as been designated “Food Day.” Go here to view a complete calendar of activities.
The California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate invites underrepresented minority Ph.D.s in mathematical and physical sciences, chemistry, or engineering, to apply simultaneously for postdoctoral positions at UC Berkeley, Caltech, Stanford, and UCLA. Priority is given to applications submitted by Nov. 1. More>
Class on “Resilience/Stress Management” takes place tomorrow (Oct. 14) at noon in Perseverance Hall. The second class, on Thursday, Oct. 16, at noon in Building 2-100B, covers “Getting Sleep: Misconceptions and Facts.” Both workshops are free.
Big Ideas@Berkeley is an annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students who have “big ideas” in areas such as energy, data, health, food, and information technology. Pre-proposals are due Nov. 13. More>
The gathering, sponsored by the University of Copenhagen, takes place Nov. 10-12 and focuses on “Optimal Production of High-Value Compounds.” In addition to Keasling, JBEI’s Dominique Loque will also speak at the event. More>
The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study by UC Berkeley researchers, led by Berkeley Lab life scientist William Jagust. More>