Scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have found a simple new way to produce nanoscale wires that can serve as bright, stable and tunable lasers — an advance toward using light to transmit data. “What’s amazing is the simplicity of the chemistry here,” said Peidong Yang of the Materials Sciences Division who led the research. More>
$25.3M was allotted to 84 projects from 179 proposals; 44 are new and 40 are continuation projects. Major initiatives focus on energy science and technology applications, novel computing technologies, or mechanistic understanding of multi-scale interactions among molecules, microbes, plants, metazoans, the abiotic environment, and their feedbacks. More>
The daylong event, which this year focuses on “Cities and People: Responding to Global Warming,” takes place on Thursday, Feb. 18, in UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Dai Hall. Lab speakers include Bill Collins, Margaret Torn, Andew Jones, and Mary Ann Piette. Go here to purchase tickets and for more information.
At the recent Statewide Undergraduate Research Symposium for California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) students, JGI’s summer interns Cristhian Gutierrez Huerta, mentored by Genome Analysis Group Lead Zhong Wang, and Bryan Rangel Alvarez, mentored by Microbial Program Head Tanja Woyke, received awards. More>
The concert will feature new works presented by baritone Thomas Buckner, with the premiere of Bun Ching Lam’s “Canzoniere CXXVI” and Gene Tyranny’s “Solving Scriabin’s Chord (Love, Consider, Imagine).” The event takes place on Saturday, March 5, at 4 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church (2727 College Ave., Berkeley). E-mail email@example.com to request tickets. More>