Today at Berkeley Lab

Steve Robbins Gives Presentation on the Science Behind Inclusion

In continuing its efforts to enhance the Lab’s work environment, Steve Robbins was invited to speak to senior leaders, the Diversity & Inclusion Council, Employee Resource Group leaders, and selected staff. His talk was entitled “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion… Except When It’s Not.” More>

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Postdoc Association Hosts Talk by Former Cal Chancellor Robert Birgeneau

Physicist Robert Birgeneau, the former chancellor of UC Berkeley, will share his life experiences during a talk on Monday, May 22, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association. All Lab employees are invited to attend. More>

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NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Shares Her Experiences in Space; Video of Talk Posted

During her May 11 talk, Rubins, an astronaut and microbiologist, shared her experiences of conducting scientific research aboard the International Space Station (ISS) last year. She described the exhilarating rocket ride, the slow adjustment to microgravity, and how “you’re both the researcher and the experimental subject for a number of studies” aboard the ISS. Go here to watch a video of the talk.

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Javier Vela to Speak at Joint Foundry/ALS Seminar on May 16

Javier Vela, with Iowa State University, will discuss “Chemistry of Materials for Clean Energy: Ternary Phosphides and Organolead Halide Perovskites.” The Molecular Foundry/Advanced Light Source seminar takes place at 11 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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Joint Berkeley Lab-Dow Webinar Series Kicks Off May 10

The series showcases research projects between the Lab and Dow Chemical Company. Osman Karslioglu (Chemical Sciences) gives the first seminar on May 10, 11 a.m. to noon. Webinar viewers can join a discussion after the talk. The next webinar is scheduled for June 22. Go here to access the webinar (access code is 351 077 072). More>

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Earth Sciences Talk on Drylands

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar on Friday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. UC Berkeley professor Paolo D’Odorico will discuss “Ongoing Vegetation Changes in Drylands.” More>

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NASA Astronaut Talks Science in Space on May 11; Will be Live Streamed

Hear from astronaut Kate Rubins, the first person to sequence DNA in space, on May 11 at 10 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Liz Warren, associate program scientist for CASIS, which manages the International Space Station-National Lab, will join Rubins to answer questions on research opportunities for Lab scientists. The Molecular Foundry and JGI are co-hosting the event. More>

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Storytelling for Startups on May 9

Adam Lorimer, co-founder of Lab startup Alphabet Energy, presents the power of storytelling for new businesses at the next Berkeley Lab Innovation Corps meeting, May 9, at 12:15 p.m., in Bldg. 54-130. Alphabet Energy’s waste-heat-to-energy technologies were featured in Fortune and other publications. Bring your lunch and network with fellow entrepreneurial researchers.

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Molecular Foundry Spring/Summer Seminar Series Begins May 9

The next series of Molecular Foundry seminars features a lineup of distinguished speakers from around the world whose expertise span the field of nanoscience. Seminars normally take place in the Foundry’s Chemla Room (Bldg. 67-3111) on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Javier Vela (Iowa State University) headlines the joint Foundry/ALS seminar speaker on May 16 in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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Ronnen Levinson Speaking at State Air Resources Board Seminar on May 3

Levinson, a staff scientist in the Lab’s Energy Technologies Area, will lead a seminar titled “Life-Cycle Assessment and Co-Benefits of Cool Pavements” on May 3, at 2 p.m., in the Sierra Hearing Room of the Cal EPA headquarters in Sacramento. The event will also be viewable as a live webcast. For more information, go here.

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