The ship’s time in the Santa Cruz Basin has ended. The samples taken there are expected to reflect the biology typical of productive, near-shore waters. In contrast, the next stop — located 350 miles offshore — will be far less biologically productive. Computer simulation of these waters indicate that it is an oligotrophic region of the ocean. More>
Seven Lab technologies from researchers in Computing Sciences, Energy Technologies, Physical Biosciences, and Materials Sciences plus one multi-lab nomination including Berkeley Lab are 2016 R&D 100 Award finalists. Winners will be announced in November. The R&D 100 Awards are given by R&D Magazine to its top 100 new technologies for the year.
Materials scientist Charles Fadley of the Materials Sciences Division has been elected as an honorary member of the International Scientific Committee of the International Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-Ray Physics Conferences. Fadley was recognized for contributions to the development of photoelectron spectroscopy, diffraction and holography worldwide.
Peter Nugent, Kristin Persson, David Trebotich, and Lin-Wang Wang have been awarded a total of 157 million processor hours through DOE’s 2016 ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC). The one-year awards began July 1. More>
The initiative addresses how to sustainably and nutritiously feed our world. UC is working to develop solutions to improve food security, health and sustainability locally, nationally and globally. The 30 Under 30 Awards highlight inspirational young leaders who are making a mark in tackling the global food challenge. Berkeley Lab is part of UC’s Global Food Initiative. More>
Ken Downing of the Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division is the recipient of the society’s 2016 MSA Distinguished Scientist Award in Biological Sciences for his long-standing record of achievement during his career in the field of microscopy. Downing was elected MSA Fellow in 2010. More>
Ronnen Levinson received the Marty Hastings Award from the Cool Roof Rating Council, recognized for his “invaluable technical resource to the CRRC for the last 15 years” and “the significant time he has volunteered in pursuit of improved test methods, practices, and standards.” Levinson donated award proceeds to the Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency.
The American Society for Cell Biology is honoring Mina Bissell (Biosciences) with their highest scientific honor, the E.B. Wilson Medal, for her lifetime contributions to cell biology. Earlier, Bissell received an honorary medal from the Signal Transduction Society (STS) & STS Journal Cell Communication and Signaling (CSS) in Weimar, Germany. More>
Jennifer Doudna of the Biosciences Area will share the prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier and Feng Zhang. They were honored “for the development of CRISPR/Cas9 as a breakthrough genome editing platform that promises to revolutionize biomedical research and disease treatment.” More>
Arthur Rosenfeld, known in the field as the “godfather” of energy efficiency, was honored “for his lifelong and pioneering innovations in energy efficiency resulting in immense reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions around the world.” The award includes a cash prize of $1.24 million. More>