Scientists install a mini version of the future LZ dark matter detector on a test stand. The white container is a prototype of the detector’s core. For the dark matter hunt, LZ’s core will be filled w..
Researchers have created an exotic 3-D racetrack for electrons in ultrathin slices of a nanomaterial they fabricated at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
A simple question from his wife – Does physics really allow people to travel back in time? – propelled physicist Richard Muller on a quest to resolve a fundamental problem that had puzzled him through..
Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional 'quantum wires' and observing the interactions between them. The results could be used to aid in the development of quantum technologies,…
An experiment to explore the aftermath of cosmic dawn, when stars and galaxies first lit up the universe, has received nearly $10 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to expand its ..
RICHLAND, Wash. -- Enabling fish to migrate past dams could cost a fraction of conventional fish ladders with the help of a new study of the so-called Salmon Cannon, which transports fish through a fl..
Photomultiplier holders at the bottom of the xenon tank used to search for elusive WIMPs. (Image courtesy of the LUX collaboration) A 20-month experiment to detect dark matter from the depths of an ab..
UC Berkeley Chancellor Emeritus Robert Birgeneau, an internationally distinguished physicist and leader in the academic community, will head to Washington, D.C., next month where he will be honored wi..
An atomic-beam physicist, Shugart was known for his popular lecture, 'Fun with Physics'
Eight UC Berkeley assistant professors are among 126 new fellows announced today by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Sloan Research Fellowships, awarded annually since 1955, honor early-career sci..
Christopher McKee, UC Berkeley’s interim vice chancellor for research and a professor of physics and astronomy, was honored at last week’s American Astronomical Society meeting with the 2016 Henry Nor..
An eight-hour experiment using the ALPHA trap at CERN confirmed with 20 times greater precision than before that the charge of the antihydrogen atom – the antimatter counterpart of the hydrogen atom –..
The world’s most sensitive experimental search for dark matter has gotten 20 times more sensitive thanks to new techniques that reduce the background interfering with efforts to catch these mysterious..
Nearly a dozen UC Berkeley faculty members will play key roles in four multi-university research projects funded this year by the UC Office of the President to catalyze interactions across the 10-camp..
UC Berkeley mathematician Ian Agol and a team of neutrino physicists led by UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab physicist Kam-Biu Luk are among this year’s Breakthrough Prize recipients announced Sunday, Nov..
The Breakthrough Prize gala scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 8, in Silicon Valley is invitation-only, but a full day of symposia and panel discussions in Berkeley on Monday, Nov. 9, are free and open to any..