The next LBNL Integrated Bioimaging Seminar, focused on Soil Biogeochemical Imaging, will be held March 5 at 4 p.m. at 717 Potter Street, Room 141. The talk will feature Eoin Brodie, of the Earth Sciences Division, who will speak on “Mapping Soil Heterogeneity at the Microbial Scale” and Jennifer Pett-Ridge, of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, speaking on “Small-Talk: Imaging Microbe-Mineral Interactions and Microbe-Microbe Elemental Trafficking.” Seminars are held the first Wednesday of the month and cover diverse topics in the area of bioimaging. More>
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Tomorrow, the Earth Sciences Division will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Jon Chorover of the University of Arizona. He will discuss “Critical Zone Evolution by Jerks: Impacts of Carbon and Water Through-Flux.” The seminar begins at 10:30 a.m. in Building 66 Auditorium and will be followed by a question and answer session. More>
In an effort to go beyond the CVs of some of the Materials Sciences Division’s most interesting personalities, Alice Muller will host live conversations with MSD researchers. She will talk with guests about their personal history, research, inspiration, mentors, motivations, and more. Her first guests will be Delia Milliron (left) and Anna Llordes, who have helped develop smart window technology. The event takes place Friday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. in Building 67-3111.
The next LBNL Integrated Bioimaging Seminar, focused on Image Analysis challenges in Integrated Bioimaging, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. at 717 Potter Street, Room 141. The talk will feature Oliver Ruebel and Peter Nugent, both of the Computational Research Division, speaking on “Mass Spectrometry Imaging in the World of Modern Data Sciences” and on “Making Effective Use of Machine Learning in Astrophysical Imaging Surveys” respectively. Seminars are held the first Wednesday of the month and cover diverse topics in the area of bioimaging. More>
Brian Maroney, the Caltrans toll bridge chief design engineer, is the featured speaker for the Nano-High lecture tomorrow, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. in 1 Pimentel Hall on campus. He will talk about careers in engineering and, in particular, the challenge of designing an aesthetically iconic structure with a 100-year lifetime in one of the most active earthquake zones in the world. (The subject of bolts may come up.) Lab employees are encouraged to invite their high-school age children or acquaintances to attend. Adults will be accommodated on a space-available basis.
On Friday, the Earth Sciences Division will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring François Morel. He will discuss the biological use of cadmium in the ocean and the unexpected link between the global cycles of cadmium and carbon dioxide. The talk takes place in the Building 66 auditorium from 10:30 am till noon. More>
Employees are encouraged to invite their high-school aged children or acquaintances to attend Nano*High tomorrow at 10 a.m. in 1 Pimentel Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Professor Susan Lynch will discuss “Your Microbiome in Health and Disease.” There are 10 times as many bacteria as human cells in the body and it has been suggested that they affect metabolism, immune function, antibiotic use, and perhaps mental disorders. Studying them is difficult because required growth conditions have not been reproduced in the lab. However, recent advances in DNA sequencing and the development of metagenomics have now made it feasible to analyze the entire human microbiome and study its impact on our lives. More>
UC Berkeley Professor Alison Gopnik is the speaker for tomorrow’s Nano*High lecture, starting at 10 a.m. in 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building on campus. During her talk, “”Babies and Toddlers: They are Smarter Than We Are,” Gopnik will discuss the techniques she has developed that allow us to see how young children use the limited evidence around them to determine causality. Nano*High talks are geared towards high school students. Lab staff are welcome if space allows. Go here for more information and to register.
Tomorrow, the Earth Sciences Division will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Charles Sammis, who will discuss “The Effects of Dynamic Damage on Earthquake Ruptures and on the Seismic Coupling of Underground Explosions: An Experimental and Theoretical Study” The seminar begins at 10:30 a.m. in Building 66 Auditorium and will be followed by a question and answer session. More>
Computing Sciences is launching a Distinguished Lecturer Series, with the first talk to be given by Cleve Moler at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Building 50 Auditorium. Moler is the creator of MATLAB and a cofounder of MathWorks, where he is currently chairman and chief mathematician of the company. In his talk, Moler will show how MATLAB has evolved over more than 30 years from a simple matrix calculator to a powerful technical computing environment. He will demonstrate several examples of MATLAB applications, then conclude with a discussion of current developments, including Parallel MATLAB for multicore and multicomputer systems.