Photo: The Juneteenth flag was originally designed in 1997 by activist Ben Haith and illustrator Lisa Jeanna Graf. The red white and blue colors represent that enslaved people were Americans. The central star represents Texas where Juneteenth was first celebrated. The outer...Read more about UC Berkeley celebrates the first Federal Juneteenth Holiday
Plutonium may be the most feared and fearsome substance in the entire periodic table. Photo: via BBC News
This story first appeared in the BBC News Magazine September 20, 2014.
It's best known as the main ingredient of atomic bombs like the infamous Fat Man,...Read more about Plutonium: The scary element that helps probe space's secrets
Illustration: artist’s rendering of the XUV-SHG on a titanium foil. Courtesy of the lab of Michael Zurch.
Extreme photonics and nonlinear optics in the lab. Photo courtesy Michael Zuerch
The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Chemistry Michael Zuerch has received an award in support...Read more about Michael Zuerch receives Society of Hellman Fellows award
Elements on the periodic table that make up the lanthanides, or rare-earth heavy elements.
Lanthanides are rare-earth heavy metals with useful magnetic properties and a knack for emitting light. Researchers had long assumed that lanthanides’ toxicity risk was low and...Read more about Are heavy metals toxic? Scientists find surprising clues in yeast
Born July 1857; died August 24, 1917, in California. Married Robina McArthur Brodie (Canadian) born March 1862. Daughter Jean born Sept 1886. Marriage Jan 1885, North Georgetown, Quebec, Canada.
Graduated from UC Berkeley with a PhB. in 1877.
From 1877 until 1880 he was an...Read more about Edward Booth
Ernest O. Lawrence, Glenn T. Seaborg, and J. Robert Oppenheimer in early 1946 at the controls to the magnet of the 184-inch cyclotron, which was being converted from its wartime use to its original purpose as a cyclotron. (archive Lawrence Berkeley Lab)
Berkeley researchers demonstrate new technique for surface-sensitive second harmonic generation utilizing non-linear optics with a table-top laser
On the cover of Science Advances. Artist’s impression of the XUV-SHG on a titanium foil. Credit: Ella Marushchenko
Interfaces and surfaces are of central importance to many open scientific questions. For example, in order to design more energy-...Read more about Berkeley researchers demonstrate new technique for surface-sensitive second harmonic generation utilizing non-linear optics with a table-top laser
The microdiamonds used as biological tracers are about 200 microns across, less than one-hundredth of an inch. They fluoresce red but can also be hyperpolarized, allowing them to be detected both optically — by fluorescence microscopy — and by radio-frequency NMR imaging,...Read more about Diamonds engage both optical microscopy and MRI for better imaging
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Geraldine Richmond (Ph.D. 80, Chem), University of Oregon’s (UO) Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry, has been nominated to...Read more about Alumna Geraldine Richmond nominated to serve in the Department of Energy