Nano-High Program Director, Mark Alper, has retired from the University. There are no current plans to offer Nano-High talks this year. Prof. Alper thanks all attendees for their support over the past 12 years.
The University of California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) invites high school students and their classroom teachers to Nano-High, a series of Saturday morning lectures focused on the cutting-edge scientific issues of the day, from molecular medicine to nanoscience, from climate change to astrophysics, from solar energy to the math behind Sully, Remy and Buzz Lightyear. Our speakers are internationally renowned LBNL senior scientists, UC Berkeley Professors, and distinguished visiting scientists known not only for their scientific accomplishments in the subjects they will talk about, but also for their ability to talk to non-expert audiences. Nano-High talks are aimed at all high school students, from those already committed to careers in science, to those committed to poetry, history or philosophy, to those committed to figuring out what they want to do. No science background is required to understand these carefully crafted presentations. Nano-High attendees can also meet and talk with the speakers after the talks--and even have a photo-op.
Schedule for 2014-2015; All talks begin at 10:00 AM
|Dr. Donald Francis
Centers for Disease Control (retired), Executive Director, Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases
|Nov. 1, 2014
1 Pimental Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
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|Dr. Freija Descamps
Nuclear Science Division, LBNL
|Jan. 17, 2015||Hunting for Neutrinos — My Winter at the South Pole|
|Prof. Rasmus Nielsen
Center for Theoretical Evolutionary Genomics Department of Integrative Biology, UCB
|Feb. 28, 2015||The Story of Human Origins As Told by Our DNA
|Prof. Daniela Kaufer
Department of Integrative Biology, UCB
|Mar. 21, 2015||Stress and Your Brain — It's a Love-Hate Relationship|
|Prof. Matthew Francis
Department of Chemistry, UCB
|Apr. 11, 2015||Using Viruses to Detect and Treat Cancer|
|Prof. Pieter Abbeel
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UCB
|May 9, 2015||How to Make Robots Learn|
Special thanks to the National Science Foundation for additional support for the program.