Robert Andrews Fisher (1832-1893) was in the early fiftes, the assistant to Prof. John A. Porter, of Yale College, and at one time was Professor of Chemistry at Brown University, which conferred upon him an honorary degree. In those days, no facilities were offered in this country to...Read more about Robert Andrews Fisher
The College of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Michelle Chang has been chosen as the 2023 recipient of the Dr....Read more about Michelle Chang awarded the Dr. Margaret Faul Award for Women in Chemistry
The College is pleased to announce that Dean Toste will serve as the next chair of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2023.
Dean has been a member of the chemistry...Read more about Dean Toste named next chair of the Chemistry Department
Artistic impression of lithium ions whizzing around at an solid-state electrolyte surface being probed by extreme ultraviolet second harmonic generation spectroscopy where an incoming femtosecond XUV pulse (red) gets frequency doubled (blue) at the interface. Illustration:...Read more about The search for a nonflammable lithium battery technology
Nuclear chemist Darleane Hoffman and surface chemist Gabor Somorjai received the Enrico Fermi Award from President Biden and Vice-President Harris for their pioneering work. Photos courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley Lab.
The Biden Administration today (Tuesday, March 28)...Read more about White House honors chemists Darleane Hoffman and Gabor Somorjai with Enrico Fermi Award
An artist’s depiction of the interstellar comet ‘Oumuamua, as it warmed up in its approach to the sun and outgassed hydrogen (white mist), which slightly altered its orbit. The comet, which is most likely pancake-shaped, is the first known object other than dust grains to visit our...Read more about Surprisingly simple explanation for alien comet ‘Oumuamua’s weird orbit
“Gordon Moore matched scientific insight and business acumen with a genuine concern for the well-being of the natural world and the human beings who steward it. Throughout his brilliant career, he remained dedicated to developing common-sense, scientifically...Read more about Gordon E. Moore ’50: Scientist, philanthropist, fly fisherman
Biological fluids are made up of hundreds or thousands of different proteins (represented by space filling models above) that evolved to work together efficiently but flexibly. UC Berkeley polymer scientists are trying to create artificial fluids composed of random heteropolymers (...Read more about Can synthetic polymers replace the body’s natural proteins?
Berkely Lab produces a podcast about the surprising ways that science evolves. Through conversations with scientists, they trace the technology, theories, and products we see around us today back to early discoveries in the lab, while also imagining where future...Read more about A Day in the half-life; a podcast from the Berkeley Lab