The Miller Institute hosts a number of events throughout the year.
Each week the Miller Institute hosts a luncheon where current members present brief talks on their research. As Miller Senior Fellow Saul Perlmutter stated, “The most exciting conferences have experts in one science, of all ages and stages, presenting, without jargon, to experts in other sciences – and then talking for hours over meals. Imagine that you could get to attend such a conference each week, even if just for one hour. That’s the Miller Institute.”
The Annual Fall Reception welcomes former members who are in the Berkeley area for a mini-reunion and an opportunity to meet the newest members of the Institute.
Dinners are held twice a year and feature selected speakers presenting talks about important issues of our times.
The Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium began in 1997 as a weekend of scientific interaction and discussion. This event has become one of the Institute’s most successful achievements.
Social Hour(s) began in the mid-2000s and have become a popular mid-week gathering in The Faculty Club. It is a chance to “have interesting scientific discussions with some of the most brilliant people in the world,” and “take a deep breath, relax, and soak in the company of kindred spirits,” according to Mikhail Shapiro (MF 2011-13).
Picnics, Parties, Tours, and Community Service opportunities round out the “Miller experience.” Building a community is what it is all about.