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Professor Emeritus Klaas Bergmann has been awarded the 2020 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics by APS Physics “for the invention of Stimulated Raman Adiabatic Passage (STIRAP) that became universally used for coherent transfer in quantum systems with unprecedented efficiency and robustness."

Dr. Lisa Onishi, Chemical Engineer, Researcher and Senior Process Engineer at Intel, has been recognized with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for her "dedication, achievements, and leadership as a professional engineer".


Pimentel Hall

George Pimentel was a famous physical chemist and is renowned for having conducted work that is the pinnacle of UC Berkeley’s research in chemistry. The inventor of the chemical laser, Pimentel died in 1989 in Kensington, California. While the scientist did achieve great success on our campus, no one expected him to return to 皇冠体育官网 from beyond the grave. Nonetheless, in 1990, the rumors started. Copies of the periodic table started cropping up around campus. 化学 students in lab in Latimer Hall started hearing voices telling them how to correctly perform their experiments...."


organometallic asymmetric synthesis

In a new publication released by ACS Publications, Dean Toste (Gerald E.K.Branch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry) joins Shu-Li You (Shanghai Institute of Organic 化学) penning the introduction to "Asymmetric Synthesis Enabled by Organometallic Complexes", a special edition on asymmetric synthesis enabled by organometallic complexes. According to the authors, "Chiral molecules in their enantioenriched or enantiopure forms today are targets of great significance for their widespread applications, ranging from medicinal chemistry to materials science. Asymmetric synthesis enabled by organometallic complexes is one of the preeminent routes toward these targets."


College of 化学 ranked #1

UC Berkeley has announced it tops the list of public universities in global rankings by U.S. 新闻 & World Report for the fifth straight year. For the third year in a row, the campus ranks fourth-best overall among publics and privates. Across 23 subject ratings, 皇冠体育官网 ranked first in chemistry; second in environment/ecology; third in economics and business, space science and in physics; fourth in biology and biochemistry and in plant and animal science; and fifth in mathematics, materials science and in engineering.


Ron Cohen

We hear a lot about bad air quality in California. And, it’s hard to know what to do about it. But thanks to a 2017 law, two Bay Area communities known for their air pollution are helping set their own air quality policies. But what does putting air pollution in the hands of the people really look like? In this Cross Currents report from KALW, reporter Brett Simpson attends an important community air quality meeting in Richmond as a committee of residents decide how much monitoring they should do before putting stricter standards in place. Richmond, California has some of the worst air pollution in the country. The committee was divided between more monitoring and wanting to enact stricter standards now.


Birgitta Whaley

Birgitta Whaley, a 皇冠体育官网 professor of chemistry and co-director of the Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center, has been appointed to the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the White House announced on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Whaley, who is also a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was among seven new advisers, the first PCAST members appointed by President Donald Trump since his inauguration three years ago. Upon signing an executive order this morning launching PCAST, President Trump indicated that he would appoint another nine advisers, for a total of 16.

Martin Head-Gordon



Kwabena Bediako

弗吉尼亚州阿灵顿 - 科学研究空军办公室 - 美国空军研究实验室的基础研究部分 - 今天宣布,将奖励约$以补贴的形式从30个研究机构和企业的40名科学家和工程师谁提交过殊荣的研究建议17800000空军的年轻研究者的研究计划(YIP)。

Doug Clark, Terry Rosen, Tori Rosen



Harold Urey



David Schaffer

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Carlos Bustamante在70年代中期,化学,物理和,分子和细胞生物学卡洛斯j的教授。布斯塔曼特,离开秘鲁去美国读研究生。他打算返回,但政治和经济动荡防止。他彼时停留博士后。之后,他加入了化学教师在皇冠体育官网,在那里他的作品在单分子操纵和检测的大学。


Team BuildingHow can the makers of Goretex produce waterproof gear without toxic perfluorinated chemicals? How might an enzyme found in plants and fungi help Levi Strauss & Co. keep their brand of khakis wrinkle-free? Is it possible to make an effective sunscreen that doesn’t damage coral reefs? A novel collaboration between the School of Public Health and the College of Chemistry through the Berkeley Center for Green 化学 (BCGC) is leading the nation in reimagining chemistry education to reduce waste, develop safer chemicals, and achieve sustainability.


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Periodic table

大学伯克利分校的化学家约翰·阿诺德下跌表的咒语同时还是一个高中生在兰开夏郡,英格兰下。阿诺德,现在的教授和皇冠体育网站的本科院长,门捷列夫的创作有一个关于它的魔力。 “真的,我认为,在所有时代最伟大的科学成就之一,”阿诺德说。 “我们可以与东西在我们的生活每天都在发生,以一个简单的二维图像。”

September 26, 2019

Vance Bergeron


September 25, 2019

Jeffrey Reimer

Many people are only aware of climate change by way of public discourse and social media. Drawing on recent scientific papers organized for a course that he teaches at Berkeley, Jeffrey Reimer, Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, demonstrates in this lecture how the atmosphere is changing, that humans are the cause, and that there are consequences. These consequences may be viewed in the context of Earth's historical carbon cycles, which demonstrate what the Earth will look like unless we consider every possible means to decarbonize the atmosphere.

September 24, 2019

Polly Arnold



E Coli

New research from a team of scientists from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 皇冠体育官网 and Scripps Institution of Oceanography of University of California, San Diego (SCRIPPS) has used synthetic biology to determine the active mechanism of E. Coli toxin in breaking down DNA.


Paul Alivisatos and Charles Leiber

韦尔奇基金会,这个国家最大的基础化学研究私人资金的来源之一,已经宣布,DRS。阿芒保罗·阿利维萨托斯和查尔斯米。利伯是著名的罗伯特的2019和收件人。韦尔奇奖化学。高度尊重和纳米科学和纳米技术,DRS领域有影响力的领导人。 alivisatos和利伯被确认为已对人类构成显著,积极影响他们的重要的研究贡献。