Virtual Talks

Feb 25, 2021
Humanity now has a vaccine for coronavirus. For many, this seems matter of fact — “of course there’s a vaccine.” It’s as matter of fact as picking up the telephone and ordering pizza. You’re hungry,…
Jan 19, 2021
What is dark matter? It’s a question as alluring as it is perplexing. Just ask Rebecca Riley — or any of the participants in this new Compelling Conversations episode — who recounts what it’s like to…
Nov 17, 2020
Climate change. It’s something we know a lot about — but what about the things climate scientists still don’t fully understand about the way the climate change works, and how it’s going to unfold as…
Nov 25, 2020
A chat between three Earth system scientists about the state of climate science
Sep 24, 2020
On Sept. 24, 2020 Dean Bullock shared an exclusive review of his first year as dean and his bold vision for the future of UCI Physical Sciences.  View presentation slides, here.  
Jun 30, 2020
The survival of bacteria is constantly threatened by a multitude of viruses and antimicrobial mechanisms. Professor Albert Siryaporn's talk will explain recent discoveries by his lab about how…
Apr 30, 2020
For our first conversation, we are thrilled to have three experts working at the forefront of COVID-19 diagnostics: John Gerace (President, DiaSorin Molecular), Reg Penner (Chancellor’s Professor of…
May 15, 2020
In this conversation, three experts discussed climate change and air quality during COVID-19.
May 6, 2020
In this lecture, which took place on May 6, 2020, Professor Rachel Martin discusses her work on developing an antiviral for COVID-19. Professor Rachel Martin is a UCI faculty member in the…
Aug 24, 2020
In this conversation, a UCI Chemistry research team discussed how they are utilizing their diverse skills in a collaborative effort to curb COVID-19. Rachel Martin (Professor, Department of Chemistry…
Jun 30, 2020
The survival of bacteria is constantly threatened by a multitude of viruses and antimicrobial mechanisms. Professor Albert Siryaporn's talk will explain recent discoveries by his lab about how bacteria successfully defend against viral attacks and how these systems may be adapted to potentially combat SARS-CoV-2.