New test rapidly identifies antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'
10/15/2018 - A new test dubbed DETECT, co-developed by Berkeley bioengineers, can diagnose patients with antibiotic-resistant infections in a matter of minutes and help limit the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” which kill as many as 700,000 people worldwide each year.
Can the world change course on climate change?
10/15/2018 - In an episode of the Knowledge@Wharton podcast, Berkeley professor of energy Daniel Kammen and Wharton's Brian Berkey discusses a new United Nations report warning that severe impacts of global warming are likely to occur by 2040.
Symposium open to all
10/11/2018 CITRIS - Women in Tech: The future of AI (November 16 in Banatao Auditorium) will highlight the experiences of women in artificial intelligence and explore our collective future with representatives from established companies, startups, academia and the public sector.
Berkeley ranked #2 for blockchain
10/9/2018 CoinDesk - A new survey ranks UC Berkeley second in the nation for blockchain education (and the only public school on the list). Berkeley was praised for its engineering prowess, its interdisciplinary courses and its vibrant on-campus community, including the Blockchain at Berkeley student group.
Student's 'astounding' solution to quantum puzzle
10/8/2018 Quanta Magazine - Berkeley computer science postdoc Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school solving one of the most basic questions in quantum computation: How do you know whether a quantum computer has done anything quantum at all?
In Chang-Lin Tien, a leader to emulate
10/3/2018 - Chancellor Carol Christ reflects back on the legacy of Chang-Lien Tien, her predecessor and mentor, professor of mechanical engineering, builder of community and "an extraordinary leader."
Berkeley Quantum to accelerate innovation in quantum science
9/28/2018 Berkeley Lab - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have partnered to form Berkeley Quantum, a research alliance that will tackle some of the most difficult problems in quantum information science, and will facilitate the design, fabrication, and testing of quantum devices and technologies.
Can common heart condition cause sudden death?
9/28/2018 Gladstone Institutes - Kevin Healy's bioengineering lab combined their tissue engineering with the Gladstone Institute's genome editing techniques to create a “diseased heart micro-tissue” model. The new tool will help explore how common environmental stress affects normal and abnormal heart tissue.
Transbay Terminal's cracked beams may be vulnerable
9/27/2018 NBC Bay Area - Calling cracks in specially fabricated beams at San Francisco's new Transbay Terminal potentially “catastrophic,” Rune Storesund, executive director of UC Berkeley's Center for Catastrophic Risk Management , said, “You want to be looking at imperfections in the steel.”
Lectures celebrate 'golden age' of computer science research
9/25/2018 - In celebration of the 50th anniversary of computer science at UC Berkeley, EECS is launching a special series of lectures by winners of the Turing Award,all of whom are current or past Berkeley faculty members or alumni.