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About the Scientist

Dr. Holger Müller successfully applied for his first patent when he was 14. He graduated from Humboldt-University, Berlin, received a fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation and joined the group of Steven Chu in Stanford as a postdoc. In July 2008, he joined the physics faculty at U.C. Berkeley. The basic nature of his work addresses the great challenges faced by physicists – for example, how we can find and verify a theory beyond the standard model of particle physics that might eventually unify gravity and quantum mechanics. His work uses methods from atomic, molecular, and optical physics. It is centered on advancing the experimental technology to push the sensitivity of experiments to new levels, and to perform precision measurements of fundamental quantities.

About the Guest Comedians

Motor City native Karinda Dobbins was born into a politically active family of skilled storytellers and sharp wits. She has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival; featured at Bay Area comedy clubs the Punch Line and Cobb’s; opened for Hari Kondabolu, Trevor Noah and toured with W. Kamau Bell. 

Joey Avery is a standup comedian rising quickly in the San Francisco comedy scene. He received the Jimmy Gunn award for Best Newcomer to the Bay Area comedy scene in 2014, top 10 video status on Reddit, and has been recognized with top 3 finishes in the 2014 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition, the 2015 Make Me Laugh San Francisco Competition, and the 2015 Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition.

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