The recent meeting brought together leaders in high-energy physics from the U.S. and China to hear progress reports from collaborative activities and plan a program of future cooperative research. James Siegrist (DOE) led the U.S. delegation and Xu Ruiming of the Bureau of Frontier Sciences and CSA led the Chinese delegation. More>
The event takes place March 2016 in Walnut Creek. Past, current and prospective Community Science Program users are welcome to attend, as are researchers and students interested in cutting-edge energy and environmental genomics research. Submit a poster abstract early; several short talks will be selected from abstracts. More>
Participants discussed how to promote transformative energy storage technologies. The aim was to bring scientists together scientists with policymakers and businesses to discuss what more could be done —whether in labs, universities, industry, or government — to accelerate vehicle electrification and grid storage. More>
The event brings together neurotechnology researchers and industry partners to collaboratively develop enabling technologies for neuroscience instrumentation, computation, and medical devices. Director Alivisatos and colleagues will discuss “Nanotechnology Tool Kit to Study Mechanotransduction.” More>
On Sept. 22, UC President Janet Napolitano gave the keynote address at the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) National Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Oakland. Berkeley Lab sponsored a table, and participants included Vera Potapenko, Elsie Quaite Randall, Jill Fuss, and several other Lab employees.
The theme of this workshop is on bringing theory into the study of neural networks — those in brains and those in machines. We will soon have the capability to monitor activity and structure in the brain at unprecedented scales, but what will these data tell us? More>
DOE user facilities like the Molecular Foundry provide a great example of a community in which scientists from a range of disciplines have the opportunity to forge connections. The Foundry’s User Meeting, held August 20-21, offered a glimpse into the diverse fields supported by the facility, and how these fields can converge at the nanoscale. More>
At the American Chemical Society meeting in Boston, Omar Yaghi with the Materials Sciences Division and co-director of Kavli-ENSI described the design of IRMOF-74-III compounds that can selectively capture carbon dioxide in the presence of water. Yaghi is the inventor of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs). More>
The recent International Conference on Carbonaceous Particles in the Atmosphere was hosted by the Energy Technologies Area’s Thomas Kirchstetter and featured 107 presentations on the environmental impacts of carbonaceous particles on human health and climate change.
The July 14-16 event featured some of the state-of-the-art capabilities of conductive AFM to understand local energetics at the surface of energy-efficient materials. The workshop was held at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), which is now located in Building 30.