Today at Berkeley Lab

Seminar on International Atomic Energy Agency’s Technical Challenges and Needs on Sept. 24

Dimitri Finker from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Ron Webster from the United States Support Program in the International Safeguards Project Office at Brookhaven National Laboratory will present at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Lab’s Ushizima to Speak on Machine Learning and Cancer Detection

Dani Ushizima — with the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) and the Computational Research Division’s Data Analytics and Visualization Group — has been invited to speak at the East Bay Biden Cancer Community Summit on Friday, Sept. 21. Ushizima will describe how she and other scientists are using machine learning to accelerate cancer detection.

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Foundry Fall Seminar Series Begins Sept. 11

The next Molecular Foundry Seminar Series features a lineup of eight distinguished speakers whose research interests span the field of nanoscience. The series occurs every Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 67-3111, starting on Sept. 11. The Oct. 16 talk features Irfan Siddiqi, who will discuss QIS (Quantum Information Science) research efforts at the Lab and UC Berkeley. More>

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Instrumentation Colloquium on Searching for Dark Matter Axions

Gianpaolo Carosi of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will speak on “Searching for Dark Matter Axions with the ADMS Experiment” on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Campus Hosts ‘Distinguished Lectures in Data Science’ Series

The Berkeley Institute for Data Science is hosting a data science lecture series that features faculty who conduct visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data revolution. Among the speakers is Berkeley Lab’s Deb Agarwal, who will speak on “Tales From the Front Lines of Wrangling Earth Science Data” on Oct. 30. More>

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Aug. 14 Presentation on Wildland Fire Safety

Deputy Director for Operations Michael Brandt will facilitate a discussion with Lab Fire Marshall Todd LaBerge, Senior Fire Protection Engineer Nick Bartlett, and Tonya Petty of Emergency Services on wildland fire risks. The presentation –  from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium – will include updates on measures that are being taken to make the Lab safer and more responsive to a wildland fire event. Poster>

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Aug. 6 EESA Talk on the Terrestrial Water Cycle

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Jeffrey McDonnell of the University of Saskatchewan, who will discuss “Compartmentalization of the Terrestrial Water Cycle.” The talk takes place on Monday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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Lab Researchers to Speak on Water Research in Sacramento on Aug. 1

Researchers Chinmayee Subban, Peter Nico, Dan Miller, and Peter Fiske will speak about their work to develop climate-resistant solutions for a secure and sustainable water future on Aug. 1 in Sacramento. Their presentation, “Innovative Technologies to Expand California’s Water Supply,” will be hosted at the UC Center. More>

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Today’s Fire Safety Presentation Postponed

The fire safety presentation originally planned for today, July 24, has been postponed. The rescheduled talk, to take place on August 14, will be led by Deputy Laboratory Director for Operations Michael Brandt and will be live streamed. Watch TABL for details.

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Google Services for Machine Learning, Scientific Data Management Now Available

Google Cloud Platform services are now available to Lab staff via a Lab-IT Division Master Payer contract. Meet with Google’s DOE Laboratory Support Team on July 24 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Building 33-106, to learn about new features supporting scientific data management, machine learning, and more. The talk will be available online via Zoom.

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