Historic videos

John S. Newman interview

John S. Newman interview

The Electrochemical Society interview of John with Roque Calvo. Part of the ECS Masters series. Interview recorded June 1, 2016.

Melvin Calvin interview

Melvin Calvin interview with Clarence Larson

Undated interview of Melvin Calvin by Clarence Larson at his home in Bekeley. Discusses his history and research.

The 2018 University Medalist

2018 University Medalist Freja Ekman

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

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.

Frances Arnold's 2018 commencement address

Nobel Laureat Frances Arnold 2018 commencement speech

Arnold received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the fall of 2018 after she gave the commencement address.

Mendelevium: the way it was

Scientist in lab

Discovered at Berkeley Lab, this 1955 film depicts the discovery of Mendelevium with reenactments by some of the original scientists.

The CHEM Study series

George Pimentel lectures in classroom

Chemical Education Material Study; 48 videos made between the 1960s to 1980s. Covers wide range of topics.

Using MOFs for carbon capture

Capturing Carbon

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

Mars Mariner 6 & 7

NASA Mars Mariner 6 and 7 Project

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

Sarpong at TedX Berkeley

RIchmond Sarpong

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

The search for heavy elements

Uranium testing at Berkeley Lab

This 1994 film chronicles the expansion of the periodic table through the creation at Berkeley Lab of elements heavier than uranium. 

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.  

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. 

Ernest Lawrence cyclotron demonstration

Ernest Lawrence

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

Charles Tobias ES lecture

Charles Tobias lecture

Tobias was a pioneer in the field of electrochemical engineering. Instrumental in forming the Chemical Engineering Department in 1947 at Berkeley. 

Alumnae create superheavy atom factory

This Superheavy Atom Factory Is Pushing the Limits of the Periodic TableJoin alumnae Dawn Shaughnessy (Ph.D. '00, Chem) and Jacklyn Gates(Ph.D. '08, Chem) to find out more about the hunt for new elements that don’t typically exist here on Earth.

Glenn Seaborg interview

Glenn Seaborg, 1992

Full length interview of Seaborg in 1972. He discusses the discovery of plutonium and the aftermath of the discovery including WWII.

Nobel prize parking

Darleane Hoffman at Gilman Hall

2012 Interview of Darleane Hoffman and Alexander Pines discussing their work on elemental discovery and working with Seaborg.

Birgitta Whaley - Quantum Biology

Birgitta Whaely presentation on quantum biology

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

Bob Bergman interviews William Lester

William Lester, Robert Bergman

Interview of Professor of Chemistry William Lester's life and career by Professor of Chemistry Robert Bergman.

Peidong Yang - Liquid Sunlight

Artificial Photosynthsis

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

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. 

Big Game Titration

Angela Stacy

Professor Angela Stacy performs the "Big Game Titration" in 1982 ahead of the famous Cal/Stanford football match

The Element Hunters: Mendelevium

The Element Hunters: The Discovery of Mendelevium

Discovery of element 104 isotopes

1969 TV News Clip: Announcement of Discovery of Isotopes of Element 104