March 30, 2020

Charles Tobias

By D. N. Hansen, H. C. Mel, R. H. Muller, and  J. S. Newman

Alpha Racetrack at OakRidge - WWII

Orlemann was part of the chemistry research team to work on the Y-12 project at Oak Ridge during World War II.

By Donald S. Noyce, George Jura, and Charles W. Tobias

William Crowell Bray

By G. E. K. Branch A. R. Davis J. H. Hildebrand, Chairman

March 29, 2020

Robert Elwell Connick
By Gabor Somorjai and Judson King

Kenneth Sanborn Pitzer

By Robert E. Connick, William H. Miller, and C. Bradley Moore

Glenn Theodore Seaborg

By Les Prix Nobel edited by Nobel Lectures

March 28, 2020

Melvin Calvin

By Les Prix Nobel edited by Nobel Lectures

March 27, 2020

scientists look for COVID-19 treatment

UC Berkeley and UCSF Professor Kevan Shokat, along with members of his lab, have joined with other scientists around the world in a unique research project under the auspices of the Quantitative Biosciences Institute Coronavirus Research Group (QBI) spearheaded by UCSF Professor Nevan Krogan. The international team is testing an unusual new approach to identify potential antiviral drugs with proven efficacy to treat SARS-Cov-2 infections. Given the world crisis, the strategy of testing known/approved drugs could help reduce the numbers of deaths in the near term while the world health community battles the epidemic.

Bay Area air quality improves as people forced to stay home

Fewer vehicles on the road and the slowing world economy has lead to blue skies over the world including the Bay Area, China, and Italy. Locally, every day since March 14, the EPA Air Quality Index has reported all nine Bay Area counties bathed in green on its color scale, for good quality air. It’s rare to have so many consecutive clean-air days. And last week, air-quality sensors that measure particulate matter showed the lowest average readings of any week so far in 2020 — down 21% in Oakland, 36% in San Jose and 41% in San Francisco from the week before.

Henry Frederick Schaefer III

By T. Daniel Crawford

March 26, 2020

Noyce, Donald Sterling

By Yvette Subramanian

Paul Allan BarlettEmeritus Professor Paul A. BARTLETT grew up in New England, did his schooling in the Boston area, and graduated with an A.B.

Wendell Mitchell Latimer

By J. H. Hildebrand, K. S. Pitzer, and R. E. Powell

March 25, 2020

Gilbert N. Lewis

Gilbert N. Lewis in his lab at UC Berkeley, 1937.

By Raymond G. Gettell, Joel H. Hildebrand, Wendell M. Latimer, and G. E. Gibson

Andrew S Grove

In Memoriam

By Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov

Ignacio Jr. Tinoco

By Kerry Grens

1917, chemistry faculty in front of Gilman Hall

Chemistry faculty and staff stand in front of Gilman Hall, 1917. Walter Blasdale is in the front row, second from right.

By W. F. Giauque, J. H. Hildebrand, V. F. Lenzen