The testing facility — which replicates real-world conditions for optimizing building systems — allowed Genentech to make the best possible energy efficiency choices for its new 255K square-foot office building. This was FLEXLAB’s first commercial experiment. More>
David Schlegel, Peidong Yang, Carolyn Bertozzi and Jizhong Zhou, who are all affiliated with Berkeley Lab, were among nine scientists named by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz as recipients of the 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, DOE’s highest scientific honor. Awardees will receive a medal and a $20,000 honorarium. More>
Development of the Berkeley Lab-managed LUX-ZEPLIN is underway. LZ, as the project is known, promises to be the most sensitive tool for the direct detection of weakly interacting massive particles or WIMPs, which many researchers suspect could be the fundamental components of dark matter. Go here to read a SLAC press release on this development. More>
The event for the new Chu Hall (aka SERC, Building 30), named for former Lab Director Steve Chu, begins at 10:30 a.m. Go here to view complete agenda. Chu Hall will house several programs, including JCAP and Kavli ENSI. Research at Chu Hall will focus on producing renewable, carbon-neutral fuel from sunlight and air.
Participants can learn how to prepare for a newspaper, TV, or radio interview, what to do when a reporter calls, and how to establish relationships with journalists. The class, sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, takes place Friday, May 29, from 9 to 10 a.m. More>