The event is part of UC Berkeley’s Campus Climate Speaker Series. In addition to acting, Cox is a documentary filmmaker and outspoken advocate for equal rights. The Dec. 2 talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Pauley Ballroom. More>
Laura Welcher of the Long Now Foundation will discuss efforts to create an archive of language and culture that will last for thousands of years. Welcher, a Foundry user, is addressing digital obsolescence through a 7 cm disk containing over 13,000 pages of documentation on over 1,500 languages. The talk is at 11 a.m. in the Foundry’s Chemla Room. More>
The Glenn Seaborg Center will host a reception at 3:30 p.m., followed by the 4 p.m. lecture in the Building 50 Auditorium. Speaker Darleane Hoffman will discuss “Frontier Research on the Heaviest Elements – From Ultramicrochemical to Atom-at-a-Time Techniques.” Cunningham is famed for isolating a visible quantity of a synthetic chemical element.
Art McDonald, the Nobel Prize co-winner in physics, will present a special Nuclear Science Division colloquium on “Neutrino and Astro-Physics Measurements with SNO Detector” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. The talk will be live streamed. Go here for more on the Lab’s involvement with SNO.
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a seminar featuring Clifford Voss of the U.S. Geological Survey. Voss will discuss “Ground Ice and Permafrost: ‘Foundations’ of the Hydrology of Cold Regions.” The event takes place at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium. More>
The event will feature Lab researchers Beate Heinemann, who will discuss what has been done at the LHC, and Hitoshi Murayama, who will cover what is to be expected from the LHC. The talk begins at 5:30 p.m. and takes place in the Chevron Auditorium in the International House. More>
Lab materials scientist Eli Yablonovitch will give a talk on the “Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science: Searching for the Milli-Volt Switch by Eli Yablonovitch” on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex” will discuss his book on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium.
Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall will discuss the energy sector’s resilience to natural and man-made threats, including threats from cyber warfare. She will be in conversation with President and CEO of the Commonwealth Club Gloria Duffy. The talk begins at noon in San Francisco. More>
Danielle Feinberg will talk about a series of problems faced while making various Pixar films and how the Pixar animation scientists used math and science to save the day. The free event takes place Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Berkeley City College (2050 Center St.). More>