Category: Science Communication

Greenhouse Gases versus Glass Greenhouses

The way things are named in science can be confusing. In physics and physical chemistry, we have penguin diagrams and Proton-Enhanced Nuclear Induction Spectroscopy (PENIS)—names that were intended to be funny but are not particularly descriptive. We also have naming conventions that reflected the best thinking at the time they were developed, but now remain

UC Berkeley to Host Breakthrough Prize Symposium

Next week, Monday November 9th, UC Berkeley will host the Breakthrough Prize Symposium at the David Brower Center. The Breakthrough Prize was established by Silicon Valley technology pioneers to reward ingenuity in Mathematics, Physics, and the Life Sciences.  Each prize carries a $3,000,000 award.  This symposium is free to attend. Reserve your spot for the