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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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Lab Alum, Startup Founder to Speak at Dec. 12 BLIC Event

Berkeley Lab Innovation Corps (BLIC) hosts Mark Modera, former Lab researcher and founder of startup Aeroseal — aerosol-based duct sealing technology — on Dec. 12, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130). His talk, “Tales of an Inventor Startup,” will cover his transition from inventor to entrepreneur, identification of viable markets, and lessons learned. More>

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Dec. 7 Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium

Andreas Stolz of Michigan State University will speak on “Particle Detectors for Intense Rare Isotope Beams” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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NSF Director Speaks at Dec. 5 ‘10 Big Ideas for Future Investment’ Event

Employees are invited to attend a special “Science Leadership and Management” (SLAM) seminar featuring astrophysicist France Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation. The seminar will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in 106 Stanley with pre-seminar coffee and cookies.

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Former Lab Director Speaks to Postdoc Association Nov. 28

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. Materials scientist and former Lab Director Paul Alivisatos will lead the next seminar on Nov. 28, from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Nov. 18 Earth Sciences Talk on Biological Stoichiometry

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area is hosting a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring James Elser of the University of Montana. Elser will discuss “Biological Stoichiometry of Nutrient Limitation in Ecology and Evolution.” The seminar begins at 10 a.m. in Building 84-318. More>

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ETA’s Cairns Gives Talk on Sulfur at Exploratorium Nov. 17

Elton Cairns, researcher in the Energy Storage Group, will speak about sulfur at “Everything Matters,” a monthly series that focuses on elements. Cairns will discuss work with Li/S cells in the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab. These cells could be the next generation of high specific energy cells that could supersede the Li-Ion cells now used. More>

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Nov. 7 Postdoc Talk by Pioneering Lab Researcher Mina Bissell

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. Bissell will lead the next seminar on Nov. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Nov. 2 Burris Cunningham Lecture Features David Dixon

The Glenn T. Seaborg Center will host a reception, Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m., followed by the 4 p.m. lecture in the Building 50 Auditorium. Speaker David Dixon will discuss “Computational Studies of Actinide Hydrolysis and High Oxidation States.” Cunningham is famed for isolating a visible quantity of a synthetic chemical element. More>

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Frances Hellman to Speak to Postdoc Association on Oct. 31

Hellman, with the Materials Sciences Division, will present the next talk in the Postdoc Association’s “Series-X: Learning From the Past” lecture series. The series offers an opportunity for established scientists to share their professional and personal experiences. The event takes place at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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