Honors & awards

Birthday bash to celebrate laser inventor Charles Townes’ 99th

UC Berkeley professor won the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the laser.

UC hospitals rank among the nation's best

UC has two of the nation's top 10 hospitals and all five of its medical centers rank among the nation's best hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report.

R&D kudos to lab researchers

Projects at all three UC-affiliated national laboratories make the R&D 100 award list.

Terence Tao wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics

Professor among first recipients of new award created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Russian tech billionaire Yuri Milner.

GoPro founder's five lessons for success

Nick Woodman shares some keys to charting a successful path with fellow alumni.

UC children's hospitals rank among best in U.S.

U.S. News honors children's hospitals at UC Davis, UCLA, UCSF and those affiliated with UC Irvine and UC San Diego.

Physics Girl wins national competition

Outreach coordinator creates YouTube videos that encourage girls to pursue science.

Football helmet science project scores two White House visits

Self-professed football fanatic is studying the science of making the sport safer.

Author wins major literary award

Nalo Hopkinson receives the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Early career awards go to 12 UC scientists

Energy Department honor is among the most prestigious in the country for young researchers.