Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Spring Intern Poster Session Today at 3:30 p.m.

The work of 27 undergraduates and postbaccalaureates who spent the spring participating in the BLUR, CCI, and SULI programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Cafeteria on Wednesday, April 25. Workforce Development & Education interns work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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April 25 Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Talk on Quantum Computers

UC Berkeley’s Norm Tubman will speak on “Quantum Supremacy of Many Body Quantum Simulations: What Is the State of the Art Classically, and What Can Be Done on Near Term Quantum Computers?” on April 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Flyer>

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April 10 Earth Month Talk on the Secrets of the Lab’s Natural History

What did John F. Kennedy plant at the Lab in 1962? What creature is found here and nowhere else? How was the Lab’s natural landscape profoundly changed a century ago? The answers to these questions and fascinating details on the Lab’s natural history will be presented at a talk on April 10, from noon to 1 p.m., in Bldg. 50B-4205. The event can be viewed online via Zoom. See more Earth Month events here.

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Lecture Highlights Contributions of ETA Scientists in Air Quality Research

UC Berkeley’s Bill Nazaroff pointed to work with Energy Technologies Area (ETA) scientists in a recent lecture showcasing advances in the understanding of the air we breathe. The Lab’s Ashok Gadgil introduced Nazaroff, whose ETA collaborators include Brett Singer, Allen Goldstein, Rengie Chan, Xiaochen Tang, and Hugo Destaillats. More>

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Water-Energy Nexus Seminar on March 30

Pedro J.J. Alvarez of Rice University will present “Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment: A Vision to Enable Decentralized Water Treatment and Address Growing Challenges of the Water Energy Nexus” on Friday, March 30. The seminar will be held at 10 a.m. in Building 90-3122. More>

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