Today at Berkeley Lab

X-Ray Microscopy: The First 120 Years

Join Janos Kirz at noon today in USB 15-253 for this special ALS Colloquium. From Rontgen’s fantastic discovery of “new rays” in 1896, to the development of new x ray-sources, techniques, optics, and detectors, Kirz will trace the exciting evolution of x-ray science.

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Lecture Today: Deeply Decarbonizing the Lab

A host of climate mitigation commitments, goals, and requirements at the international, national, and organizational level all point to a need for deep decarbonization, beginning with dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions over the next ten years. Berkeley Lab Chief Sustainability Officer John Elliott will present plans and progress on deep decarbonization of the Lab from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 90, room 3112. Remote participants can call 866-740-1260 with access code 4864835, or use www.readytalk.com with access code 4864835.

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IT Offers Software Skills Workshop May 4-7

The IT Division is offering four identical three hour Software Skills Workshops run remotely by Greg Wilson, founder of Software Carpentry. Students can attend in a Berkeley Lab conference room with live support from teaching assistants. Topics covered are: Unix Shell, Git, GitHub, Python, and SQL.

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Earth Sciences Talk on Carbon Sequestration and Methane Emissions

On Friday, April 17, the Earth Sciences Division will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Michael Celia, who will discuss “Leakage Along Old Wells with Applications to CO2 Sequestration and Methane Emissions.” The seminar begins at 10:30am in Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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IPCC Insights on Mitigation of Climate Change Topic of April 9 ETA Talk

The Energy Technologies Area invites Ottmar Edenhofer — of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — to discuss climate change mitigation policy, solutions for carbon pricing and the need for international cooperation to address climate change. More>

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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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