Uli Dahmen, Peter Denes and Kenneth Downing are the recipients of the 2015 Berkeley Lab Prize − Lifetime Achievement Award for their scientific advances and leadership in making Berkeley Lab among the world’s forefront centers for electron microscopy. More>
The awards recognize achievement in the following areas: scientific, early scientific career, safety, service, tech transfer, operations, outreach, diversity, societal impact, and the new “Berkeley Lab Citation,” which honors service to Berkeley Lab and the network of DOE labs. Staff are invited to a Dec. 2 ceremony. Go here to see the winners in each category.
Director Alivisatos was among those who participated in the recent hangout, discussing efforts to catalyze the BRAIN Initiative via the development of a network of “brain observatories.” The BRAIN Initiative was launched by President Obama to help fuel the creation of next-generation brain research tools. More>
Every year on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, our nation takes time to honor those who have protected our country through service in the armed forces. At Berkeley Lab, we are fortunate to include our esteemed veterans as part of our Lab community. They are integral to the Lab. More>
Per Director Alivisatos’s announcement this week, an employee advisory group will be formed to help develop a new plan for vehicle access and alternative transportation options for the Lab. Nominations can be submitted here or via the taps.lbl.gov website. Nomination deadline is Nov. 13. More>
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Former Lab Director Chuck Shank will receive a Fermi Award, one of the U.S. governments oldest and most prestigious science awards, during a DOE ceremony, starting at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT). Go here to view a live stream of the event. Congresswoman Barbara Lee honored Shank’s accomplishments with an official entry into the Congressional Record.
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>
The group, which visited last week, received an overview of the Lab from Deputy Lab Director Horst Simon then met with ETA’s China Energy Group to learn about their collaborations with China to reduce carbon emissions. The group also toured the FLEXLAB building efficiency simulator. More>
Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and Noah Bronstein (Materials Sciences) were part of a multi-institutional team that will receive a $3 million grant for the development of a micro-optical tandem luminescent solar concentrator. More>