Today at Berkeley Lab

Feb. 25 Instrumentation Talk on Next Gen Laser Plasma Accelerators

Almantas Galvanauskas of the University of Michigan will “Pathway to the Next Generation Laser Plasma Accelerator Drivers” on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 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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Feb. 24 Talks to Highlight Science at NERSC

Lab staff are invited to attend a series of science talks in the Building 50 Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 24, as part of the annual NERSC Users Group meeting. Topics include modeling laser-plasma accelerators, transforming beamline science, a look at NERSC’s next-generation supercomputing, and programming next-gen HPC systems. More>

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Feb. 25 Campus Talk on IARPA Funding

On Feb. 25, Peter Highnam, director of IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity), will discuss the agency’s priorities, participating in IARPA-funded research, and ways to engage with its experts. IARPA executes high-risk, high-payoff research for the U.S. Intelligence Community. The event takes place at 1 p.m. in 306 Soda Hall.

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Last Two Cyclotron Road Seminars Coming Up

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Marcus Lehmann will discuss “Development of a Submerged Deferential Wave Energy Converter” in Building 2-100B, and on Feb. 23, Raymond Weitekamp will give a talk on “Multifunctional Materials via Photolithographic Olefin Metathesis Polymerization” in Building 67-3111. Both seminars begin at 11 a.m. More>

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Feb. 4 ALS Science Café on Thermionics

The noon talk features Dan Riley and Jared Schwede of Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road energy incubator program talking about their project “Direct Heat-to-Electricity Conversion Using Thermionics.” The event takes place in Building 15-253 and features light refreshments. More>

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Instrumentation Talk on Scintillators for Nuclear Nonproliferation

Sara Pozzi of the University of Michigan will discuss recent results from experiments performed on plutonium at the JRC in Ispra, Italy and on uranium at the Los Alamos Lab. The event takes place on Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Ilan Gur Hosts Brown-Bag on ARPA-E OPEN 2015 Funding

Researchers interested in submitting energy technology proposals for ARPA-E’s OPEN 2015 funding are invited to bring their questions, ideas, and lunch to a brown-bag with Ilan Gur, director of the Cyclotron Road. The event takes place on Feb. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Call-in number to listen to discussion: 855-239-8686.

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NASCAR Engineer Gives Feb. 5 Talk on Driving Past Life’s Adversities

Born without arms, Richie Parker uses his feet to design vehicle components and incorporate adjustments using feedback from crew chiefs and drivers. He has contributed to six Sprint Cup championships. The noon talk will be live streamed. More>

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Molecular Foundry Seminar Series Launches Feb. 3

The series feature researchers speaking on such topics as imaging bonds and chemical reactions, responsive nanostructured optical materials, and drug discovery at novel allosteric sites. The Tuesday talks begin at 11 a.m. in Building 67-3111 (except where noted). Go here to view the complete schedule.

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Instrumentation Talk on Radiation Detection Developments

Kai Vetter will present an Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium talk on “Radiation Detection Developments in the Berkeley Applied Nuclear Physics Program,” on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at noon in Building 15-253. The presentation will be lived streamed here. More>

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