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Amateur, professional astronomers alike thrilled by extreme storms on Uranus

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:00
A team led by Berkeley astronomer Imke de Pater has been observing Uranus regularly for years, and recently found that the normally bland face of the planet has become increasingly stormy, with enormous cloud systems so bright that for the first time ever, amateur astronomers are able to see details in the planet's hazy blue-green atmosphere.

Jennifer Doudna, cosmology teams named 2015 Breakthrough Prize winners

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:01
Jennifer Doudna was named a winner of the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences at a star-studded gala in Silicon Valley on Nov. 9, while Saul Perlmutter and former Berkeley post-doc Adam Riess accepted the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics on behalf of the two teams they led.

Live streaming of Breakthrough Prize symposia Nov. 10

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:13
Students, faculty and staff are invited to watch a streaming webcast of the Breakthrough Prize Symposia on Monday, Nov. 10, where more than 20 scientific luminaries will discuss the latest discoveries in fundamental physics, mathematics and the life sciences. UC Berkeley, Stanford and UC San Francisco are symposia partners.