Posts Tagged ‘Lecture/Seminar’

Entrepreneurial Pitfalls Topic of April 25 SkyDeck Event

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Greg Beattie of Veritas Law presents “What You Need to Know About Equity (and more!) as an Entrepreneur: Five Pitfalls to Avoid” at SkyDeck Berkeley (2150 Shattuck Ave., Penthouse floor), on Friday, April 25, 4 to 5 pm. Networking follows from 5 to 6 pm. This free event is hosted by the UC Berkeley Office of intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances and SkyDeck Berkeley, a startup accelerator. For details and registration, go here.

Perlmutter, Smoot Participate in Cal Day Nobel Laureate Discussion

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

UC Berkeley will host a conversation with Berkeley Lab Nobel Prize winners Saul Perlmutter and George Smoot, along with campus Nobelists Randy Scheckman and Daniel McFadden, on Saturday, April 12, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Wheeler Auditorium. The event is part of UC Berkeley’s annual Cal Day open house. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis, starting at 2 p.m. The group will discuss the role of science in modern society and how they would apply scientific methods to approach complex global problems. More>

Earth Sciences Talk Tomorrow on Rock Physics and Geomechanics

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

On Friday, the Earth Sciences Division will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Joe Stefani from the Chevron Energy Technology Company. Stefani will give a talk titled “The Earth is Cleverer than You Are: Learnings in Earth and Seismic Modeling & Applications of FD Modeling to Rock Physics and Geomechanics.” The seminar begins at 10:30 a.m. in Building 66 Auditorium and will be followed by a question and answer session. More>

Paul Williams Discusses His Two-Decade Study on Runners and Walkers

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Life scientist Paul Williams, who has conducted a national study of runners and walkers for 23 years, will share his findings on running versus walking and the health benefits of exercise. The event takes place Wednesday, April 16, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

Steve Chu’s March 31 Presentation

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

On Monday, March 31, former Lab Director Steve Chu presented a talk on “Optical Microscopy 2.0” as well as the energy/climate challenge.

Biosciences’ Mary Maxon Gives Talk on Strategic Planning in the Scientific Arena

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Mary Maxon —the Lab’s head of Biosciences Strategic Planning and Development — will give a presentation on the Biosciences Strategic Plan and how it can be applied in other scientific areas. The event takes place Monday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. She will also provide research on how other research institutions are managing federal budget challenges. The Lab’s Biosciences Area covers energy, environment, health, and biomanufacturing research in the Physical Biosciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Genomics Divisions. The talk will be live streamed.

ALS Science Café Today at Noon

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Today’s Advanced Light Source Science Café features Annette Greiner talking about data visualization, Yi Zhang on current work on Beamline 10.0.1, and Marc Allaire on research activities on structural biology beamlines. Roger Falcone will moderate the event. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Elizabeth Moxon for more information.

Wednesday Bioimaging Seminar on Tools, Techniques for Imaging Living Cells

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The next LBNL Integrated Bioimaging Seminar, focused on Tools and Techniques for Imaging Living Cells, will be held Tuesday, April 2, at 4 p.m. at 717 Potter Street, Room 141. The talk will feature Mustafa A. H. Mir, of UC Berkeley (Sohn Lab), who will speak on “Quantitative Phase Imaging for Characterizing Living Biological Systems” and Bruce Cohen, of The Molecular Foundry, speaking on “Non-Luminescent Nanocrystals that Make Exceptional Single-Molecule Imaging Probes.” Seminars are held the first Wednesday of the month and cover diverse topics in the area of bioimaging. More>

ALS’s Dula Parkinson Gives Wednesday Talk at East Bay Science Café

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Dula Parkinson, a researcher with the Advanced Light Source’s Experimental Systems Group, will present a talk at the East Bay Science Café on Wednesday, April 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. He will discuss “What I Saw With High-Definition, 3D, X-Ray Vision.” The event — sponsored by the Berkeley Natural History Museums — takes place at 1403 Solano Ave.

Talk on Using Windows Azure as Technical Computing Platform

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Wenming Ye of Microsoft will give a talk on Windows Azure: Microscoft’s Cloud Platform on Monday, March 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Building 2-100B. While enterprises have enjoyed the benefits of Windows Azure, the general research and scientific computing communities are just getting familiar with the platform. With the availability of IAAS Linux, Hadoop, IPython Notebooks, F#, Microsoft’s cloud platform offers researchers the convenience to collaborate and share their research online. In this talk, Ye will demonstrate the readiness of the crucial Big Compute and Big Data enabler technologies on Windows Azure for researchers, and the availability of Windows Azure for research grant programs.