As a student of physics when I was in second year college, visiting Berkeley had been a fantasy because one of the authors of our book University Physics was a visiting professor there. His name is Hugh D. Young.
As years passed by, my cousin got admitted to UC Berkeley but visiting there remained a fantasy. For one, the airfare to San Francisco is quite expensive.
Until one day, when I got an appointment with Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer at Stanford, I flew to San Francisco and got toured by my cousin in the Bay Area.
One of the places we visited was UC Berkeley. There I saw the Sather Tower which resembles the Campanile di San Marco in Venice. I learned that is houses various fossils from La Brea Tar Pits.
|Me with the Sather Tower in the backdrop.|
One very interesting area in the campus is the parking lot dedicated to Nobel Laureates. Unfortunately, I did not met Prof. Oliver E. Williamson in the parking lot as the sun already set. He should have left for home already.
|A signage of the parking space exclusive |
for Nobel Laureates.
My cousin also pointed to me the building where the atomic bombs dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki were developed.
|The laboratory where the Atomic Bomb was invented.|
Of course, I should not miss visiting the Banatao Institute, named after the Filipino Silicon Valley entrepreneur Diosdado Banatao, my ultimate idol.
|Me at the Banatao Institute.|