Today at Berkeley Lab

Oct. 30 Earth Sciences Talk on Microbial Element Cycling

The Distinguished Scientist Seminar features Marc Strous of the University of Calgary, who will speak on “Microbial Element Cycling: The Big Picture,” at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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Oct. 29 Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Talk on BRAIN Initiative

Peter Denes, Bruce Cohen, and Kristofer Bouchard will outline the instrumentation challenges of the BRAIN Initiative, and ways in which Berkeley Lab is responding. The presentation takes place Oct. 29 at noon in Building 15-253. More>

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Sept. 23 Talk on Biological Soil Crusts by USGS’s Belnap

Jayne Belnap of the U.S. Geological Survey will present a Life Sciences Division Seminar titled “Biological Soil Crusts: Their Current and Future Roles in Dryland Water and Biogeochemical Cycles” on today at 4 p.m. in Building 66 Auditorium. She will also discuss as how global change, both climate and land use, will affect these roles in the future. More>

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Intel Engineer Gives Instrumentation Talk on ‘Moore’s Law in 2014’

Issy Kipnis will discuss “Moore’s Law in 2014: implications to System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Electronic System Design” on Sept. 24 at noon in Building 15-253. In this talk, Kipnis will review some of the technologies behind Moore’s law and the implications to the design of very complex SoCs with more than 1 billion transistors. More>

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Earth Sciences Talk Tomorrow on CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery

Bob Enick of the University of Pittsburgh will present a Distinguished Scientist seminar on “Improving CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery with CO2-soluble Additives, with Possible Application to CO2 Sequestration.” The event begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. A Q&A session will follow Enick’s talk. More>

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Eight Big Ideas in Eight Minutes at Oct. 8 Theater Event

Eight Lab scientists will take the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kaiser Center Auditorium in Oakland to discuss their research, from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps, to radiation pills and space dust.

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Ashok Gadgil Gives CITRIS Research Exchange Talk

EETD Director will discuss “Lessons Learned from Drinking Water Treatment, Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves, and Energy Efficient Lights,” at noon on Sept. 10 at the Banatao Auditorium on campus. The lecture will also be webcast. The talk is hosted by the Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). More>

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August 27 Instrumentation Talk on ‘Imaging Life Across the Scales’

Manfred Auer of the Life Sciences Division will discuss “Imaging Life Across the Scales: Integrated BioImaging” on August 27, a noon in Building 15-253, and will demonstrate the power of novel advanced electron microscopy imaging. More>

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Cryogenic Liquid Cylinder Talk on August 28; Location Changed

Mike Murray of Chart Incorporated (affiliated with Praxair, the Lab’s cryogenic liquid supplier) will present a seminar on cryogenic liquid cylinder handling on August 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Building 15-253. He will provide practical information that will help users better understand how to safely and efficiently operate liquid cryogen cylinders.

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August 25 Talk on Cognitive Models for Learning and Assessment

Theoretical neuroscientist, technologist, and entrepreneur Vivienne Ming will discuss using machine learning-driven applications for learning and assessment. The brown bag talk — hosted by the Lab’s Lamda Alliance — starts at noon in Building 50A-5132. More>

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