• Alex Filippenko

California Live! in partnership with BAMPFA presents Alex Filippenko on Life, the Universe, and Everything

We are thrilled to partner with the Cal Alumni Association and California magazine on a new biannual speakers series. California Live! presents some of UC Berkeley’s most exciting and high-profile faculty in conversations that open groundbreaking research and compelling questions to public discussion.

For this inaugural event, join Alex Filippenko, UC Berkeley Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences, for a wide-ranging conversation with California magazine’s editor-in-chief, Pat Joseph, as they explore such topics as the startling new images from the James Webb Space Telescope, the Great North American Eclipse of 2024, and the abiding mysteries of dark energy.

Come early and enjoy BAMPFA’s Free First Thursday gallery access. A wine reception with Filippenko will immediately follow the program.

Event Accessibility

If you have any questions about accessibility or require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact us at bampfa@berkeley.edu or call us at (510) 642-1412 (during open hours) with as much advance notice as possible. More information on accessibility services.