Historic videos

Frances Arnold's 2018 commencement address

Nobel Laureat Frances Arnold 2018 commencement speech

Frances Arnold, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018, presented a speech entitled Evolution and Adaptation: Change as Opportunity.

Tribute to Nobel Laureate Glenn Seaborg

Tribute to Glenn Seaborg

Compilation of footage about Glenn Seaborg and his accomplishments during his long career at UC Berkeley and with the Atomic Commission.

2018 University Medalist Freja Ekman

2018 University Medalist Freja Ekman

Top 2018 senior Freja Ekman (B.S. ChemBio, '18) discusses her experience at Berkeley and what's next. 

Capturing carbon

Capturing Carbon

UC Berkeley reseachers discuss the use of metal-organic frameworks to create new materials capable of filtering carbon from various gases.

The CHEM Study series

CHEM Study Series

48 videos in the Chemical Education Material Study developed from the 1960s to 80s at Berkeley's College of Chemistry, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and Harvey Mudd College. 

Nobel prize parking spaces

Nobel Prize Parking Spaces - Periodic Table of Videos

2012 Interview of Darleane Hoffman and Alexander Pines by Brady Haran, University of Nottingham, discussing their work on elemental discovery and working with Seaborg.

Mendelevium: the way it was

 The Way It Was

Black & white shot from 1955, found at Berkeley Lab, depicting the discovery of Mendelevium with reenactments by some of the scientists who were there. 

The search for heavy elements

Documentary about the search for heavy metals

The Search for Heavy Elements (1994) chronicles the expansion of the periodic table through the creation at Berkeley Lab of elements heavier than uranium. 

Ernest Lawrence demonstrates the cyclotron

Lawrence demonstrate the cyclotron

In this short video, Berkeley Lab Founder and Nobelist Ernest O. Lawrence uses a mechanical model to explain how the cyclotron works.

Mariner 6 & 7 Mars Mission

NASA Mars Mariner 6 and 7 Project

Jet Propulsion Laboratory promotional video about the Mars Mariner 6 & 7 project; includes video and information about George Pimentel.

Quantum Biology - Birgitta Whaley

Birgitta Whaely presentation on quantum biology

Professor Birgitta Whaley explores phenomena happening at the intersection of quantum physics, chemistry and life sciences at the Falling Walls conference.

Richmond Sarpong - TedX Berkeley

RIchmond Sarpong

Richmond Sarpong invites us to reject stereotypes and redefine the face of disease in Africa. TedX talk at Berkeley, 2015.

Jennifer Doudna - L'Oréal-UNESCO Laureate

Jennifer Doudna -- L'Oréal-UNESCO Laureate

Jennifer Doudna is interviewed after being named the North American laureate of the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards.  

Liquid sunlight - Peidong Yang

Artificial Photosynthsis

Research led by Peidong Yang is developing artificial synthesis technology uses sunlight to turn CO2 and water into chemical fuels. 


Jay Keasling, biotechnology at the cutting edge

Cutting edge technology - Jay Keasling Lab

Jay Keasling discusses the promise of biological systems to create carbon-neutral products for a range of applications, including fuels, chemicals and anti-malarial drugs. 

Joel Hildebrand's 100th birthday celebration

Joel Heldebrand 100th birthday

1981 celebration at the College of Chemisty. Participants include George Pimentel, Ken Pitzer, Rod Park, Judson King and Dan Koshland. 

Charles Tobias, Electrochemical Society lecture, 1982 

Charles Tobias lecture

As a former ECS President and pioneer in the field of electrochemical engineering, Charles Tobias (1921 - 1976) was instrumental in the advancement of electrochemical science. Through his role in forming the Chemical Engineering Department at Berkeley in 1947, Tobias made a long-lasting and far-reaching impact on the field.