Today at Berkeley Lab

DOE Senior Advisor on Veterans Relations Visits Lab

Morgan Luttrell visited on Jan. 11 to learn more about the Lab’s computing capabilities and explore partnerships to improve health care for veterans. He heard presentations from researchers in the Computing Sciences and Biosciences Areas, toured NERSC, the Molecular Foundry, and the Advanced Light Source, and met with Lab veterans, among other activities. More>

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The Blob that Ate the Tokamak

To fuse hydrogen atoms into helium, devices called tokamaks must maintain the heat of the ultrahot plasma they control. But “boiling” plasma develops blobs that reduce the performance of the plasma. Analysis conducted at NERSC by researchers from Princeton Plasma Physics Lab has provided insight into how blobs at the plasma edge behave. More>

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Application Period Open for UC Agriculture Fellowship

This fellowship, funded by the UC Global Food Initiative, offers University of California graduate students the opportunity to plan, engage, and implement international projects in developing countries that address global challenges in agriculture and food systems. The application period closes Wednesday, Feb. 28. More>

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Employee Discount for Feb. 1 Berkeley Symphony Concert

The Berkeley Symphony Concert Program III, Guetty & Berlioz, takes place at 8 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Lab staff can purchase balcony seats for $10 with the code LABGRAD10, or rear or front orchestra, or rear-side mezzanine for $20 with code LAB20. Go here to purchase tickets. The Lab’s Postdoc Association is sponsoring this offer.

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