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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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JBEI’s Sarah Richardson Will Keynote SXSW Eco 2016

Joint BioEnergy Institute postdoc Sarah Richardson will be a keynote speaker at SXSW Eco 2016 — a conference that celebrates the power of design, technology, and business to drive global change — in Austin, Texas, Oct. 10-12. Richardson’s speech will explore the realities and promise of synthetic biology and gene editing. More>

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Foundry User Meeting Aug. 11 & 12; Parking Impact in H-2 Lot

Online registration is still open for the Molecular Foundry Annual User Meeting. Due to this event, the H-2 parking lot (next to Building 70) will be closed starting Aug. 10. All dedicated parking spots, including those for maintenance, orange circle, and carpool vehicles will be moved behind Building 70.

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Register Now for the 2016 ALS User Meeting, Oct. 3-5

The ALS Users Executive Committee (UEC) and meeting organizers have assembled a full program featuring a welcome from Director Mike Witherell, keynote talks on opportunities presented by the ALS upgrade (ALS-U), as well as 12 focused workshops, a student poster “slam,” and the annual awards banquet. More>

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Molecular Foundry User Meeting, Aug. 11-12

Registration and abstract submission are open. Events include keynote addresses from Nobel Laureate K. Barry Sharpless (Scripps Research Institute) and Sossina M. Haile (Northwestern University), and a poster session and symposia on topics including two-dimensional matter, the challenges of imaging materials’ functionality, and product-driven research at the Foundry. More>

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DECOVALEX Kick-Off Workshop Hosted at Lab

Berkeley Lab, the coordinating organization for the DECOVALEX project (led by EESA’s Jens Birkholzer) hosted a kick-off workshop to begin a four-year international collaboration evaluating research and model comparison of processes in geological systems. Representatives from 11 countries were in attendance. More>

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Berkeley Lab Hosts DESI CD-3 Project Review

An international panel of scientists, experts, and observers gathered May 17-19 at Berkeley Lab to participate in a major DOE review of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), a Lab-led project designed to probe the mysteries of dark energy by measuring the distance to galaxies and quasars, and to create a 3-D map of the universe. More>

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180 Attend Physics Division’s CMB-S4 Collaboration Workshop

Last week’s workshop sought to develop science goals, and the measurements to achieve them, for the next generation ground-based Cosmic Microwave Background program, CMB-S4. The output of the workshop will be a working draft of the CMB-S4 “Science Book.” It was the second in a series of potentially biannual workshops focused on developing the CMB-S4 project. More>

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