Born without arms, Richie Parker uses his feet to design vehicle components and incorporate adjustments using feedback from crew chiefs and drivers. He has contributed to six Spring Cup championships. The noon talk will be live streamed. More>
A total of $24.9 million was allocated for 82 projects from a field of 169 proposals. Go here to see the complete list of funded projects. Fourteen projects that went through a parallel review process led by Deputy Director Horst Simon and associate Lab directors were also approved (highlighted in yellow). More>
The UC Berkeley emeritus professor passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the age of 99. He shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for inventing the laser and pioneering its use in astronomy. Townes was also affiliated with Berkeley Lab. In addition to numerous prizes, he wrote a seminal paper in 1966 on “The Convergence of Science and Religion.” More>
The series feature researchers speaking on such topics as imaging bonds and chemical reactions, responsive nanostructured optical materials, and drug discovery at novel allosteric sites. The Tuesday talks begin at 11 a.m. in Building 67-3111 (except where noted). Go here to view the complete schedule.
The IT Division class runs from 11 a.m. to noon in the 50 Auditorium. Participants will learn about the web-based diagramming software that allows collaboration in real time to create flowcharts, ERD, UML, wireframes, floor plans and other diagrams. Registration required. Go here for more information on IT classes.
Those who happened to be at Lab on Tuesday afternoon most likely heard a very loud rumble overhead. Berkeleyside is reporting that the noise was caused by a Navy fighter jet. The pilot flew low as a greeting for his brother, who is a graduate student at UC Berkeley. More>