Liquid Sunlight and Artificial Photosynthesis: The Future of Solar Materials

April 27, 2022, 7:00 pm -
8:00 pm

Learn about the promise and challenges of creating liquid fuels from sunlight and carbon dioxide. Scientists at Berkeley Lab’s Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) are working to overcome the technological and scientific challenges that stand in the way of fully realizing these eco-friendly sources of the fuels and materials that still underpin our economies.

Researchers will tell the scientific story of solar fuels using a StoryMap, an interactive web-based multimedia platform for sharing narratives through photos, videos, writing, and illustrations. This story of promising scientific discoveries, next-generation green technology, and collaboration across multiple industries and institutions is an ideal chance to illustrate the real-world impact of science. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the researchers.

Event Hosts

Berkeley Lab ranks among the world’s top research institutions, with a $1.1 billion annual budget, 14 Nobel Prizes, and 16 discovered elements. Its open, unclassified research brings together diverse teams and cutting edge facilities to address the scientific challenges of our time. The K-12 team at Berkeley Lab develops educational programs to teach and support the next generation of scientists. Our aim is to connect Berkeley Lab experts with students around the Bay Area to excite them about the world of STEM, help them explore STEM careers, and give them the experience to pursue STEM in college and beyond.

COVID Safety

The Bay Area Science Festival will manage all in-person events with the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, hosts, exhibitors, and guests in mind. In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing public health requirements for all event hosts and attendees in accordance with local and state guidelines in order to celebrate science safely throughout the Bay Area. 

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