Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Hosts U.S. LHC Users Association Meeting

The annual meeting of the U.S. Large Hadron Collider Users Association was held Nov. 2-4 and included researchers who support particle physics experiments carried out at CERN in Switzerland. Dozens of presentations were featured, and a group of young researchers was selected to join members of the high-energy physics community for an annual visit to Capitol Hill. More>

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Sarah Richardson Gives Keynote at South by Southwest (SXSW) Eco Conference

Richardson, a former postdoc at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, presented a talk on the realities and promise of synthetic biology and gene editing. The conference celebrates the power of design, technology, and business to drive global change. Watch>

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Lab Scientists Featured at Recent ‘Uncharted’ Conference

Postdocs Sinead Griffin (Materials Sciences) and Ruimin Qiao (Advanced Light Source) represented the Lab at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas. Griffen discussed exploring science from high-energy physics to condensed matter, while Qiao talked about researching materials for energy applications. The event features on-stage conversations, music, dance, and workshops.

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Lab Hosts Workshop Focused on Electron Microscopy

The “Future of Electron Microscopy” gathering, held Oct. 11, showcased the breadth and depth of electron microscopy at the Lab, recent advances in imaging a range of materials and biological samples, and chronicled the Lab’s pioneering history in pushing the state-of the art in atomic resolution electron microscopy. More>

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Lab’s Yang and Cave Participate in White House Clean Energy Conference

President Obama hosted the White House Frontiers Conference on Oct. 13, which brought together top innovators to discuss advances in science and technology. Lab researchers Etosha Cave and Peidong Yang participated in the panel on Global Frontiers to discuss climate change and the clean energy revolution.

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Lab Hosts UC-Industry Battery Workshop

More than 50 people attended a UC battery research workshop held at the Lab last week. Its purpose was to explore what role researchers in the UC system can play in bridging the gap between science research and technology deployment of new batteries. Attendees were from universities, national labs and battery companies. More>

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BRAIN Neuro-Workshop Report Now Available

Participants at the June 2 multi-institutional Neuro-Workshop, hosted by the Lab’s Biological Systems & Engineering Division, discussed relevant technological capabilities for the national BRAIN Initiative and collaborative opportunities to address “grand challenges” in neuroscience in support of the Initiative. More>

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Registration Open for Oct. 11 LabTech Conference

Berkeley Lab’s fifth annual technology and computing conference created by and for Lab staff is open for registration. The program features technical tutorials, discussion sessions, networking opportunities, demos, and more. LabTech is a multi-track conference aimed at scientists, technologists, and support staff. The event is free, but registration is required. More>

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Accelerator Safety Workshop at Fermi Lab Sept. 20-22

Lab employees are invited to share experience and gain consensus on how safety systems are efficiently applied to accelerator facilities. The workshop is an open forum for individuals affiliated with U.S. or international accelerator facilities. More>

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Sept. 12-14 Workshop on Control Systems for X-Ray Light Sources

The “Control Systems for Next Generation Experiment Control at X-Ray Light Sources” workshop will bring together scientists/engineers to learn the current trends and future directions in control system software and hardware. More>

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