Jay Keasling, associate Lab director for biosciences and the chief executive officer of the Joint BioEnergy Institute, was in Israel earlier this month to deliver a keynote address at an international conference on biofuels. The Agro-Energy Nexus Summit, in the city of Herzilya, was convened by the Fuel Choices Initiative in the Israeli prime minister’s office and the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy. More>
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On Nov. 15, the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics, a joint institute with participation from the Lab’s Nuclear Science and Physics Divisions, celebrated its 20th Anniversary. In the past two decades, members of the institute have received numerous awards and recognitions, including two Nobel Prizes in Physics (George Smoot and Saul Perlmutter). A mini-symposium was held, followed by an afternoon tea. Speakers included Distinguished Staff Dave Nygren, Senior Staff Spencer Klein, Chamberlain Fellow Carlos Faham, Primikoff Prize winner Dan Dwyer, and Nobelist Saul Perlmutter. Go here to view videos of their talks.
When the SC13 conference opens Nov. 17 in Denver, the facilities and capabilities of DOE 15 national labs (including Berkeley Lab) will be highlighted in one booth for the first time. The booth program features presentations by HPC experts, electronic posters, demonstrations, roundtable discussions and a 3D display showing simulations and modeling. Kathy Yelick and Greg Bell are among the 14 featured speakers giving talks in the booth. ESnet will be demonstrating the MyESnet portal and hosting a discussion of the Science DMZ. Saul Perlmutter will answer questions about supernovae and supercomputers. More>
“Commercializing Software IP,” a daylong conference on Wedensday, Nov. 13 at UC Berkeley’s International House, features expert panels discussing software and copyright-related technology transfer and business models in addition to a keynote address on “IT Meets Medical Technology,” tech showcase, and networking opportunities with developers, faculty, industry contacts, attorneys and VCs. To view the agenda and register go here. Online registration closes Nov. 8. The event is sponsored by UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, UCSF, International Computer Science Institute, Lawrence Hall of Science, and the Licensing Executive Society’s Silicon Valley Chapter.
Berkeley Science Review, a science journal edited by UC Berkeley students, is hosting an event dedicated to the science of touch on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Brower Center. The event includes talks on the molecular basis of touch sensation, engineering touch sensation for robots, and communicating emotion through touch, as well as exhibits. Go here for more information and to purchase $5 tickets. The event is part of the Bay Area Science Festival.
Five women in Computing Sciences contributed to the recent 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference (GHC). Deb Agarwal of CRD worked on multiple leadership committees. NERSC’s Elizabeth Bautista gave an interactive workshop on “Building Your Professional Network.” Kirsten Fagnan of NERSC and Daniela Ushizima of CRD shared their research experiences on the “Technologies Spark Techie Data Wars” panel, which discussed medical technology and how data can be used to enlighten the science community. And Lavanya Ramakrishnan of CRD shared her career experiences on “The Quiet Success” panel that was geared towards sharing best practices for networking as an introvert. More>
Lab researchers are invited to submit poster abstracts for UC Berkeley’s first-ever microbiology retreat on Friday, Nov. 15. Among the scheduled speakers are John Coates and Janet Jansson, both with the Earth Sciences Division. Abstracts should be 300 words or less and submitted here by Friday, Nov. 1. The event is free, but registration is required. Priority will be given to those who submit abstracts. More>
Darleane Hoffman of the Nuclear Science Division was the keynote speaker at a special symposium honoring her life and career held on the opening day, Oct. 3, of the American Chemical Society Western Regional Meeting in Santa Clara. Hoffman presented a retrospective view of her 65 years as a leading nuclear chemist. Her pioneering research and numerous achievements, including her contributions to the advancement of women in science, were presented by colleagues and former students including Dawn Shaughnessy, Kim Thomas, David Hobart, Mary Neu, Howard Hall, Steve Kreek, Roger Henderson, Rolf Sudow, Charles Folden III, and Annie Kersting. More>
The ALS Users’ Meeting kicks off Monday, Oct. 7, in the Building 50 Auditorium with a full program of keynote speakers, poster sessions, workshops, and vendor exhibits. This year 31 vendors will be on hand to display a range of scientific equipment. To view this year’s roster of vendors, go the ALS User Meeting Exhibitors webpage. Employees are invited to visit the exhibits, on the patio and in the tent by the ALS, on Monday (10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.) and on Tuesday (9 a.m. to noon).
LabTech 2013, Berkeley Lab’s second annual computing conference presented by and for Lab staff, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10. Registration is now open. LabTech features technical tutorials, discussion sessions, networking opportunities, demonstrations, and more. LabTech is a multi-track conference, with tracks aimed at scientists, technologists, and support staff. Whether you’re interested in the latest tools for data management for scientists, or the newest features in Lab productivity apps, LabTech will have something for everyone. To learn more and to register, visit http://go.lbl.gov/labtech