Launch Event: Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public


May 5, 2022
8:30am to 1:30pm
UC Berkeley


BIDS Director Saul Perlmutter, will be a featured speaker during a special launch event for the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public. This in-person event will feature a celebration followed by a catered lunch. The half-day program will feature short talks on ethical challenges in genome editing, AI, and neuroscience; as well as panel discussions on integrating sciences, humanities, and public engagement. UC Berkeley faculty, post docs, graduate students, and staff who are interested in learning more about the Kavli Center are invited to attend, meet colleagues and make new connections, and learn about opportunities to get involved. Full details are available at this event website:

Launch Event: Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Pacific
Location: 115 Innovative Genomics Institute Building, UC Berkeley
Register: RSVP online


Saul Perlmutter

Faculty Director, Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Saul Perlmutter is a 2011 Nobel Laureate, sharing the prize in Physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe. He is the director of BIDS, a professor of physics at UC Berkeley (where he holds the Franklin W. and Karen Weber Dabby Chair), and a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  He is the leader of the international Supernova Cosmology Project, and executive director of the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics. His undergraduate degree was from Harvard and his PhD from UC Berkeley.  In addition to other awards and honors, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Perlmutter has also written popular articles, and has appeared in numerous PBS, Discovery Channel, and BBC documentaries.  His interest in teaching  scientific-style critical thinking for scientists and non-scientists alike led to Berkeley courses on Sense and Sensibility and Science and Physics & Music.