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Archives for October 2016

Nov. 2 Burris Cunningham Lecture Features David Dixon

The Glenn T. Seaborg Center will host a reception, Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m., followed by the 4 p.m. lecture in the Building 50 Auditorium. Speaker David Dixon will discuss “Computational Studies of Actinide Hydrolysis and High Oxidation States.” Cunningham is famed for isolating a visible quantity of a synthetic chemical element. More>

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ETA’s Ahmet Kusoglu Wins Young Investigator Award

Ahmet Kusoglu won the Supramaniam Srinivasan Early Career Award from the Energy Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society. The award was established in 2011 to recognize and reward an outstanding young researcher in the field of energy technology. Kusoglu will receive his award at the 2017 Spring ECS meeting. More>

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Apply Now for Homeland Security Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. More>

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Postdocs Raise Open Access Awareness

Inspired by the recent “Open Access Week,” the Lab’s postdocs took a shot at reviewing current practices and Lab policies. They find that there is already a valuable route to help the public get access to our ground-breaking research. More>

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Lab’s 2015 Site Environmental Report Now Available

The 2015 Site Environmental Report is now available. This report documents the Lab’s performance in reducing its environmental impacts, progress toward cleaning up groundwater contamination, and compliance with applicable DOE, federal, state, and local environmental requirements. Contact Patrick Thorson (x5852) for more information.

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Happy Halloween!

Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. More>

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$30 Million Joint Effort to Improve Solar Module Materials

Anubhav Jain, a scientist focusing on new materials discovery using high-throughput computations, will lead Berkeley Lab’s contribution to DuraMat (Durable Module Materials National Lab Consortium), a new effort with four other national labs to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative, high-performance materials for photovoltaic modules. More>

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How to Directly Probe ac Spin Currents

Scientists working at the Advanced Light Source have made the first unambiguous, direct measurements of ac spin currents flowing through nanostructured metal layers. The work represents a crucial step toward the development of future spintronic devices that are smaller, faster, and more energy efficient. More>

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Frances Hellman to Speak to Postdoc Association on Oct. 31

Hellman, with the Materials Sciences Division, will present the next talk in the Postdoc Association’s “Series-X: Learning From the Past” lecture series. The series offers an opportunity for established scientists to share their professional and personal experiences. The event takes place at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Chabot Space & Science Center Seeks Volunteers

A volunteer orientation takes place Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. Shifts include Wednesday through Sundays. A one-year commitment of eight hours per month is required. More>

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