Today at Berkeley Lab

Durbin Lecture on Medical Response to Nuclear or Radiological Incident

C. Norman Coleman of the National Institutes of Health will present the next Pat Durbin Memorial Lecture on April 1, at 4 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. He will discuss ““Preparing and Responding To the Health and Medical Consequences of a Nuclear or Radiological Incident: The Essential Roles for Science, Complex Systems and Service.” More>

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Instrumentation Talk on New N Program for Radiation Detection

Simon Labov of Livermore Lab and Craig Tewell of Sandia will give a talk on “SNL-LLNL-LBNL Radiation Detection in National and Homeland Security Information Exchange” at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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March 20 ETA Talk on Grid 3.0–Electricity Platforms

Chris Greer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, will discuss the research challenges surrounding the need to create a platform that empowers consumers and catalyzes innovation for smart cities of the future. This Energy Technologies Area seminar takes place on Friday, March 20, at noon in the B50 Auditorium. More>

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Earth Sciences Division Talk on Fossil Energy

On Tuesday, March 17th, the Earth Sciences Division will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Julio Freidmann, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal in the Office of Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy. He will discuss the “Future of Fossil Energy in a Carbon Constrained World.” More>

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JBEI Hosts Seminars on March 4 and 6

On March 4, Hiroshi Nikaido of UC Berkeley will discuss “Multidrug Efflux by E. coli AcrB: Substrates, Inhibitors, and Stimulators” at noon. On March 6, Bernard Palsson of UC San Diego will speak on “Workflows for Genome-Scale Model Deployment in Metabolic Engineering” at 10 a.m. Both talks take place in Building 978-4132.

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Feb. 25 Instrumentation Talk on Next Gen Laser Plasma Accelerators

Almantas Galvanauskas of the University of Michigan will “Pathway to the Next Generation Laser Plasma Accelerator Drivers” on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The talk is part of the Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium Series. More>

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Feb. 24 Talks to Highlight Science at NERSC

Lab staff are invited to attend a series of science talks in the Building 50 Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 24, as part of the annual NERSC Users Group meeting. Topics include modeling laser-plasma accelerators, transforming beamline science, a look at NERSC’s next-generation supercomputing, and programming next-gen HPC systems. More>

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Feb. 25 Campus Talk on IARPA Funding

On Feb. 25, Peter Highnam, director of IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity), will discuss the agency’s priorities, participating in IARPA-funded research, and ways to engage with its experts. IARPA executes high-risk, high-payoff research for the U.S. Intelligence Community. The event takes place at 1 p.m. in 306 Soda Hall.

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Last Two Cyclotron Road Seminars Coming Up

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Marcus Lehmann will discuss “Development of a Submerged Deferential Wave Energy Converter” in Building 2-100B, and on Feb. 23, Raymond Weitekamp will give a talk on “Multifunctional Materials via Photolithographic Olefin Metathesis Polymerization” in Building 67-3111. Both seminars begin at 11 a.m. More>

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Feb. 4 ALS Science Café on Thermionics

The noon talk features Dan Riley and Jared Schwede of Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road energy incubator program talking about their project “Direct Heat-to-Electricity Conversion Using Thermionics.” The event takes place in Building 15-253 and features light refreshments. More>

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