2014-2015 is the 12th year of Nano-High. Over the years, Nano-High attendees have met and talked with (and had their pictures taken with) world-renowned Berkeley scientists. Follow the links below to see the speakers who came to inspire this generation of high school students.

  • 2014-2015
  • 2013-2014
  • 2012-2013
  • 2011-2012
  • 2010-2011
  • 2009-2010
  • 2008-2009
  • 2008-2008
  • 2006-2007
  • 2005-2006
  • 2004-2005
  • 2003-2004

Nov 1, 2014
Donald Francis
Ebola! Need We Say More?

Jan 17, 2015
Freija Descamps
Hunting for Neutrinos (Cal technical glitch. Only audio and slides)

Feb 28, 2015
Rasmus Nielsen
The Story of Human Origins As Told by Our DNA

Mar 21, 2015
Daniela Kaufer
Stress and Your Brain

Apr 11, 2015
Matthew Francis
Using Viruses to Detect and Treat Cancer

May 9, 2015
Pieter Abbeel

How to Make Robots Learn (no recording from Cal)

Nov. 16, 2013
Alison Gopnik
Babies and Toddlers: They are Smarter than We Are

Jan. 11, 2014
Susan Lynch
Your Microbiome: The New Frontier in Human Health

Feb. 1, 2014
Brian Maroney
Engineering the Bay Bridge: Earthquakes, Aesthetics, Community Consensus, and Bolts

Mar. 1, 2014
Alex Pines
MRI: Looking at Molecules and Structures Inside People and Other Opaque Objects

March 29, 2014
Mark Leslie
So you want to be a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur: From the Laboratory to the Board Room

May 10, 2014
David Wagner
Computer Security: My Mother Hacked my Facebook Page

Nov. 17, 2012
Ronald Dahl
The Mysteries of Sleep: Adolescence, Learning and Brain Development

Dec. 8, 2012
Beate Heinemann and Lawrence Hall
  (Sorry, recording not available)
The Higgs Boson: What Is It and Why Is Everyone So Excited About It?

Feb. 2, 2013
Carolyn Bertozzi
Good Sugars: The Language of Cells

Feb. 23, 2013
Ramamoorthy Ramesh
Not Your Father’s Materials: Thermoelectrics, Multiferroics, Magnetoelectrics, Photoelectrics

March 23, 2013
Dacher Keltner
The Compassionate Instinct: A Darwinian Tale of Survival of the Kindest

May 11, 2013
Robert Lustig
Bad Sugars: Addictive and Hazardous to your Health

Nov. 5, 2011
Prof. Bruce Alberts

From Chromosomes to the Capital: How Cells Divide and How Science Impacts Society

Jan. 21, 2012
Prof. Eva Nogales

Your Body's Molecular Machines: A Photo Album and User's Guide

Feb. 11, 2012
Prof. Michelle Chang

Re-engineering Living Organisms to Make the World a Better Place

March 3, 2012
Prof. Geoff Marcy

The Hunt for Intelligent Life in the Universe

March 31, 2012
Prof. Xiang Zhang

Metamaterials:  Superlenses and Invisibility Cloaks

Apr. 28, 2012
Prof. Kristie Boering

Solving Environmental Problems Without Creating New Ones:  
An Atmospheric Chemist's Perspective

October 30, 2010
Alex Filippenko
Professor of Astronomy, U.C. Berkeley
The Birth and Early Evolution of the Universe

December 4, 2010
Jasper Rine
Howard Hughes Professor & Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development, U.C. Berkeley
Looking for the Good News in Your Genome: Personalized Medicine—Science and Ethics

January 8, 2011
Rachel Segalman
Assoc. Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
U.C. Berkeley; Faculty Scientist, LBNL
got plastic? What Saran Wrap & Renewable Energy Generation Have in Common

January 29, 2011
Rachel Mackelprang
Postdoctoral Researcher, Joint Genome Institute, LBNL
So, You Think You're Not Part Neanderthal?

February 12, 2011
Nate Lewis
George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Powering the Planet with Fuel from Sunlight

March 19, 2011
Senior Animation Scientist, Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation: Math Behind the Curtains

November 21, 2009
Arthur Reingold, M.D.
Professor and Head of Epidemiology, Associate Dean for Research, School of Public Health, U.C. Berkeley
Swine Flu: How Serious Is It, and What Are We Doing about It?

January 9, 2010
Bill Collins
Senior Scientist,
Climate Science Department Head, Earth Sciences Division LBNL
Climate Change: Surf’s Up in the Arctic
Download PDF slides

February 20, 2010
Alex Zettl
Professor of Condensed Matter Physics
U.C. Berkeley;
Senior Faculty Scientist, LBNL
The Right and Wrong Way to Build Really Small Things

March 20, 2010
Jeff Bokor,
Professor of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Sciences, U.C. Berkeley; Deputy Director for Science, The Molecular Foundry, LBNL
What’s Nano about My Ipod? The Nano in Today’s (and Future) High-Tech Electronics

April 24, 2010
Ting Xu
Assistant Professor
Departments of Chemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering, U.C. Berkeley; Faculty Scientist, LBNL
The World of Polymers

NEW DATE! May 22, 2010
Michael Barnett
Senior Physicist & Educator, Physics Division, LBNL
Dark Matter, Black Holes, Higgs Bosons & Extra Dimensions: A Discovery
Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider

November 15, 2008
Paul Alivisatos
The Helios Project: From Photon to Fuel

December 13, 2008
Roger Falcone
X-rays, Lasers, and Molecular Movies

January 10, 2009
Mark Levine

Energy, Climate Change, and China: Is there Hope for Averting Environmental Crises?

February 21, 2009
Carolyn Bertozzi

Nature's Nasty Nanomachines: How Viruses Work, and How We Can Stop Them

March 28, 2009
Mike Crommie

Convenient or Inconvenient? The Truth about Carbon and Nanoscientists

April 25, 2008
Larry Bock

The Art of the Start: Moving Science from the Lab to the Marketplace

October 27, 2007
Brian Wirth

From Atoms to Electricity: An Introduction to Nuclear Power, its Promise and Challenge

November 17, 2007
John Clarke

Superconductivity, Trains and SQUIDs

January 12, 2008
Chris Somerville

Converting Plants to Fuel

February 9, 2008
Judy Campisi

Aging and Cancer: Rival Demons?

March 8, 2008
Rob Ritchie

Why Things Break! A Focus on Disasters

April 12, 2008
Yuri Suzuki

Magnetic Storage: How Many Bits Can We Store on the Head of a Pin?

November 18, 2006
Richard Muller

Astrophysics and the Evolution of Life

December 9, 2006
Brad De Long

No Scientist is an Island: The Impact of Nanoscience on Society

February 3, 2007
R. Ramesh

Making the Impossible Possible with Nanomaterials

March 10, 2007
Miquel Salmeron

Playing with Atoms and Molecules

April 28, 2007
Jay Keasling

Synthetic Biology: From Drugs to Energy

October 29, 2005
Steven Chu

Global Warming, the Energy Crisis, and What We Can Do About It

December 10, 2005
Gabor Somorjai
The Nanoscience Revolution: Catalytic Chemistry for New Sources of Energy and a Clean Environment

January 21, 2006
Tom Kalil

Nanotechnology at the White House

March 4, 2006
Udi Isacoff

Using Light to Watch and Control Biology

March 25, 2006
Uli Dahmen

Electron Microscopy as a Window on the Nanoworld

April 20, 2006
Alessandra Lanzara

Free Electricity! The Promise of Superconductivity

December 4, 2004
Carlos Bustmante

Mechanical Studies of Single Molecules

January 8, 2005
Saul Perlmutter

The Accelerating Universe and the Search for the Dark Side

February 12, 2005
Jean M.J. Fréchet

Polymers, Biopolymers, Tinkertoys and Dendrimers

February 26, 2005
Carolyn Bertozzi

Nanomedicine: Treating Big Diseases with Small Things

April 9, 2005
Arun Majumdar

Artificial Gecko Feet: Carbon Nanotube Dry Adhesives

November 22, 2003
Carolyn Bertozzi

Big Things Come in Small Packages: Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine

December 13, 2003
Eugene Haller

A History of Semiconductors, from Brown's Crystal Rectifier to Nanocrystals

January 10, 2004
A. Paul Alivisatos

Crystal Light: Nanocrystals Branch Out to Create Energy from Sunlight

February 7, 2004
John Clarke

"Super" Conductors, SQUIDs and Your Brain

March 20, 2004
Alex Pines

Looking Beyond the Light: From Molecules to Brains

April 24, 2004
Robert O. Ritchie

Micro Machines

May 8, 2004
Alex Zettl

Building the World's Smallest Electric Motor









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