Today at Berkeley Lab

SC 17 Report: Lab’s Soledad Toledano Gets Up to Speed on Networking

When Soledad Toledano of the IT Division’s computer security team learned that she would be attending the SC17 conference under the WINS program (Women in IT Networking at SC), she hoped to learn more about networking. Within a week she’s been immersed in bits, taps, and black hole IPs. More>

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Early Registration for JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

Early registration rates end Dec. 2 for the Joint Genome Institute’s 2018 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting, March 13-16 in San Francisco. In parallel with the meeting and workshops, JGI will also host the first ever Viral EcoGenomics and Applications (VEGA) Symposium. Go here for more information, including keynote addresses and confirmed speakers.

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Working Groups Formed to Address BERAC Grand Challenges

The Oct. 16 Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) Grand Challenges Visioning Workshop was attended by 77 people from across the Lab. As a result of discussion that day, five groups were formed to develop program ideas that address the Grand Challenges in the BERAC draft report. Lab staff are invited to participate, regardless of workshop attendance. More>

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Berkeley Lab and SLAC Host Hard X-Ray Photoemission Conference

Berkeley Lab and SLAC recently hosted the 7th International Conference on Hard X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES). The meeting attracted 150 participants from 20 countries and was co-chaired by the Lab’s Chuck Fadley (Materials Sciences Division) and Zahid Hussain (Advanced Light Source), as well as Piero Pianetta of Stanford University and SLAC. More>

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ALS User Meeting Focuses on New Capabilities, Future Opportunities

About 400 people attended the Oct. 2 to 4 event, which focused on the current and future capabilities of the Advanced Light Source. The program included updates on beamlines, keynote speakers, breakout workshops, science talks, a student poster competition, and an awards ceremony. More>

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Lab Hosts Nov. 17 West Coast ROM Workshop

The 2017 West Coast ROM Workshop, a CAMERA-sponsored event, will be held on Nov. 17 at Berkeley Lab. The workshop aims to bring together local researchers to discuss advances in the field of reduced-order modeling and to initiate new collaborations. We invite those interested to register. Registration is free, but enrollment is limited. More>

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ALS Exhibitor Sessions Open to Staff

Exhibitors will be showcasing their products during the Advanced Light Source User Meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, and Tuesday, Oct. 3. Staff are invited to meet with the exhibitors on the ALS patio outside Building 6, particularly on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The list of exhibitors is available here.

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Lab Hosts Oct. 16 BERAC Grand Challenges Report Workshop

Lab staff are invited to attend a daylong internal workshop on Oct. 16 in Building 59-3101 (Wang Hall), to develop new program concepts related to Grand Challenges for Biological and Environmental Research: Progress and Future Vision report. These program concepts would span multiple divisions, areas, and disciplines at the Lab and offer solutions to the outlined challenges. More>

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Discounted Early Registration for ALS User Meeting Ends Sept. 18

The ALS Users’ Executive Committee and meeting organizers have assembled a full program featuring news from DOE, keynote talks, and science highlights, as well as 13 focused workshops, a student poster “slam,” and an awards presentation at the annual banquet. The ALS User Meeting will take place Oct. 2-4. Register and view the agenda here.

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Foundry Summit on Mimicking Nature with Designer Molecules

The Molecular Foundry is hosting the 10th Peptoid Summit, a gathering of students, postdocs, and other researchers who are investigating new directions in biologically inspired polymer research, focusing on synthetic chains of molecules termed peptoids. The meeting began August 10 and ends August 11. More>

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