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March 3 Earth Sciences Talk on Climate Change

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Christopher Field of Stanford University on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. Field will discuss “Climate Change: 2017.” More>

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Feb. 22 Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium

Jin-Woo Han (NASA Ames), and Stersky Zolan, Rick Kwan, and John Sokol of Nano Devices Corp., will speak on “Gate All Around Vacuum Channel Transistor and Applications” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Feb. 22 Biosciences Seminar on Bioethics

The Biosciences Area is hosting leading bioethics authority R. Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, who will discuss a survey of ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding human and nonhuman applications of genome editing and possible future directions for policy. Her talk “CRISPR Critters and Cut & Paste People” begins at 4 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium.

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Feb. 17 EESA Talk on Secure Energy for America

On Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Scott Tinker of the University of Texas at Austin. Tinker will discuss “Secure Energy for America.” More>

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Nicola Spaldin Speaks to Lab Postdocs on Feb. 14

Every month, the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association invites established scientists to share their professional and personal experiences in “Series-X: Learning from the Past” seminars. Nicola Spaldin of ETH Zurich will lead the next seminar, from 11 a.m. to noon, in the Building 50 Auditorium. The talk is open to all Lab researchers. More>

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Tales of an Inventor Startup: Feb. 10

PolyPlus founder Steve Visco discusses the evolution of his startup and provides insights into the battery industry at the next Berkeley Lab Innovation Corps (BLIC) talk on Feb. 10, at 12:15 p.m., in Perseverance Hall. Bring your lunch and network with fellow entrepreneurial researchers. Visco was featured recently in Nova’s Search for the Super Battery.

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Jan. 31 Joint Foundry/ALS Seminar Features UCLA’s Yang Yang

Yang will discuss “Interface and Intermediate Phases Engineering for Achieving Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells” at 11 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. The seminar is jointly hosted by the Molecular Foundry and the Advanced Light Source. More>

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Jan. 25 Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium

Ramsey Badawi, with the Division of Nuclear Medicine at UC Davis, will speak on “Explorer: Changing the Molecular Imaging Paradigm with Total-Body PER” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Badawi’s research is focused on translational imaging, with emphasis on PET and other radiotracer techniques. More>

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Jan. 20 EESA Talk on Rivers in the Anthropocene

Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Philippe Van Cappellen of the University of Waterloo. Van Cappellen will discuss “Rivers in the Anthropocene: Global Scale Modifications of Nutrient Cycles by River Damming.” The seminar will start at 1:30pm in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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Foundry Winter Seminar Series Begins Jan. 17

The next Molecular Foundry seminar series features distinguished speakers from around the world whose expertise spans the field of nanoscience. Seminars take place in the Foundry’s Chemla Room (67-3111) on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Yang Yang from UCLA will headline the series as the joint Foundry/ALS seminar speaker on Jan. 31, a talk that will be held in the Building 66 Auditorium.

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