Posts Tagged ‘Lecture/Seminar’

Cal’s Klinman Gives April 28 Talk on ‘After Science There’s Laundry’

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

On Monday, April 28, Judith Klinman, the first woman faculty member in the Physical Sciences at UC Berkeley when she was hired in 1978, will speak and lead a discussion about the evolving role of women in the scientific workplace. In 2000, she began a three-year tenure as the Chemistry Department’s first woman chair. The seminar, co-sponsored by EBI and the UC Berkeley College of Chemistry, is intended as a tribute both to Klinman’s pioneering career achievements that paved the way for other women in the sciences, and to her paradigm-changing work in enzyme catalysis and design. The talk will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at 115 EBB. Lunch is included, but space is limited. Go here to RSVP.

May 2 EETD Distinguished Lecture on the ‘Discovery-Invention’ Cycle

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Venkatsh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and a Professor of Physics at Harvard, will deliver the next Environmental Energy Technologies Division Distinguished Lecture. His talk is titled “The Discovery-Invention Cycle: Bridging the Basic–Applied dichotomy and the Need for Rethinking of National Science and Technology Policy.” He will discuss the need for institutions to transcend the “basic-applied dichotomy” and bring research across domains into deeper congress. The lecture takes place on Friday, May 2, at noon in the Building 66 auditorium. More>

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>