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Virtual Reality Pioneer Jaron Lanier to Give Lab Talk on July 20

Jaron Lanier – a virtual reality pioneer, musician, and author – will present a talk on Friday, July 20, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The presentation is part of the Lab Postdoc Association’s Series X seminars. To learn more about Lanier, see these articles in The New York Times and Vox.

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July 11 EESA Talk on Carbon Balance From Machine Learning

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar on Wednesday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. Philippe Ciais of the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement will discuss “The Carbon Balance of Forests From Machine Learning Using Age and Climate.” More>

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June 27 Instrumentation Talk on Ultrathin Free-Flowing Liquid Sheets

Jake Koralek of the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will discuss the “Generation of Ultrathin Free-Flowing Liquid Sheets” on June 27, 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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Cyclotron Road to Give TED-Style Talks at Silicon Valley Energy Summit

This Thursday, June 21, Cyclotron Road fellows Colin Bailie, Andrew Hsieh, Jess Morrison, Sarah Richardson, Vince Romanin, and Jared Schwede will share their visions of our energy future in short, TED-style talks at the Silicon Valley Energy Summit, hosted by Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy. Go here to see the full agenda or to register.

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Video of Conversation Between NPR’s Joe Palca and Geri Richmond Now Available

Geri Richmond — a member of the National Science Board, secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and advocate for diversity — sat down in conversation with NPR’s Joe Palca on Monday, June 11. The event was part of the Director’s Distinguished Women in Science speaker series. Watch it here.

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May 25 EESA Talk on Nitrogen Acquisition by Plants

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Angela Hodge of the University of York on Friday, May 25. Hodge will discuss “Nitrogen Acquisition by Plants and Their Associated Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Symbionts: Conflict Between Partners?” The talk takes place at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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Joe Palca to Interview Geri Richmond for June 11 ‘Women in Science’ Talk

Geri Richmond — a member of the National Science Board, secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and advocate for diversity — will sit down in conversation with NPR’s Joe Palca on Monday, June 11, at 1:15 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The event is part of the Director’s Distinguished Women in Science speaker series. The talk will be streamed live. More>

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Virtual Reality Pioneer Jaron Lanier to Give Lab Talk on May 21

Jaron Lanier — a virtual reality pioneer, musician, and author — will present a talk on Monday, May 21, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The presentation is part of the Lab Postdoc Association’s Series X seminars. More>

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May 9 Presentation on TechWomen and Scientific Diplomacy

The Molecular Foundry, the Women Scientists and Engineers Council, and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office are hosting a presentation and panel event called “Scientific Diplomacy: From Berkeley Lab to Egypt” on Wednesday, May 9 at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Lab’s Donald DePaolo Shares His Life Experiences as Part of April 27 Talk

For their Series-X lectures, the Lab’s Postdoc Association invites veteran scientists to share their professional and personal experiences. Former Associate Lab Director Donald DePaolo will present a talk for the next installment of the series on April 27, from 11 a.m. to noon, in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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