The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Animal Discovery Zone
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Grounds for Science presents Illuminating the Brain: How light, color, and a jellyfish protein help us study the mind and Programming Viruses to Harvest Solar Energy. Featuring Ph.D. Candidates Anneliese Gest and Amanda Bischoff.
Illuminating the Brain: How light, color, and a jellyfish protein help us study the mindHow do we study our own brains? What’s going on in our neurons? A fluorescent protein from jellyfish revolutionized how we study what goes on in our cells. Learn the history of how we’ve made our brain signals glow by tracking brain electricity, neurotransmitters, and calcium. Then take a peek at the field today, as scientists develop new ways to watch the electricity in our brain. Featuring Anneliese Gest, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry
Programming Viruses to Harvest Solar EnergyWe typically think of viruses as infectious agents that should be eliminated, but what if they could be reprogrammed for good? Come see how a virus infecting tobacco plants can be adapted to harvest light energy. By mimicking photosynthesis, we can learn how to design more efficient solar technology to help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Featuring Amanda Bischoff, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry
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