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The Science at Cal Lecture Series

Science at Cal Lecture Series

In-depth public lectures by research scientists at UC Berkeley

11:00am, 3rd Saturdays of the Month

100 Genetics and Plant Biology Building

UC Berkeley

Originating in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy, the Science at Cal Lecture Series is a public science talk series organized by Science at Cal and features renowned UC Berkeley researchers from all Science, Technology and Math (STEM) fields. These talks are free and open to the public.

Most talks take place in Genetics and Plant Biology, Room 100 (see map). Limited hourly pay parking is available on weekends on and nearby campus — please check the signs. We encourage you to take public transport — BART and bus lines are within walking distance.

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Cal Day 2013 Videos

Videos from UC Berkeley’s Cal Day open house are also available. You can see Raphael Bousso talk about “Black Holes, Information, and the Quest for a Unified Theory of Nature”, or Adrian Lee talk about “The Microwave Background: A Cosmic Time Machine”.

Archives of 2009 International Year of Astronomy Talks

The Science@Cal lecture series was preceded by a 2009 lecture series presented by the Department of Astronomy as part of the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. To see videos of these talks, visit the astronomy lecture series website.