Today at Berkeley Lab

Oct. 26 Talk by Christof Koch of the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Christof Koch, a neuroscientist best known for his work on the neural bases of consciousness, will discuss “Big Science, Team Science, Open Science For Neuroscience” on Oct. 26 at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Koch is chief scientist and president of the Allen Institute, which produces a series of brain atlases for medical and neuro-scientific communities. More>

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Dark Matter Day Talk at Chabot Space and Science Center

Chabot Space and Science Center and Berkeley Lab are hosting a Dark Matter Day talk on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Visitors will learn how scientists and researchers are using accelerators and underground detectors to hunt for the mysterious particles that make up dark matter. Speakers include Lab physicists Heather Gray, Zachary Marshall, and Dan McKinsey. More>

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Physics Division Hosts Talk on Gravitational Waves From a Neutron-Star Merger

Jocelyn Read, a professor at Cal State Fullerton and member of LIGO, will present a talk on “GW170817: Gravitational Waves From a Neutron-Star Merger” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. It will be streamed live.

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Oct. 18 Brown Bag Talk to Look at 35+ Year Campaign for Disabled Rights

At noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, Susan Henderson of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) will talk about that group’s work to defend the civil rights of people with disabilities. The talk takes place in Building 59-3101 (Wang Hall) and is presented by the Lab’s All Access Employee Resource Group as part of Disability and Inclusion Month. More>

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‘Looking for the Invisible’ Dark Matter Presentation at Nerd Nite SF

Berkeley Lab physicist Lucie Tvrznikova, who is working on the deep-underground search for dark matter particles, will join other speakers for a fun evening of science known as “Nerd Nite SF” on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The program begins at 8 p.m. at the Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell St. at Van Ness) in San Francisco. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased here.

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Former Data Science Postdocs Give Oct. 12 Talk on Jobs

A panel of former postdocs will discuss how the Insight Data Science fellowship program has led to exciting job opportunities. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Register here.

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Oct. 6 NERSC Seminar on Diversifying the HPC Workforce

Toni Collis, co-founder of Women in HPC and a consultant at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center, will present “Opportunities and Challenges: Diversifying Your Workforce” at 10 a.m. in Bldg. 59-4102. She will discuss unconscious bias and how it can be addressed in the workplace. The talk can be viewed online via Zoom. More>

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Steve Chu Gives ETA Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 5

Stanford professor and Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu will discuss “Climate Change and Technical Paths to a Sustainable Future” at 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium as part of the Energy Technologies Area’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Chu is the former U.S. Energy Secretary and Berkeley Lab director. For those unable to attend in person, view a live stream here. More>

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EESA Talk on Shale Oil/Gas Recovery on Sept. 29

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar on Friday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. Dongxiao Zhang of Peking University will discuss “Multiscale Characterization and Flow Mechanisms for Shale Oil/Gas Recovery.” More>

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Second State of the Lab Address on Sept. 27; Livestream Issues Corrected

A second State of the Lab presentation takes place Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. This was scheduled for those unable to view the Sept. 1 talk due to difficulties with with the livestream service. IT has addressed the issues and the Sept. 27 talk will be livestreamed here. As with the first talk, Director Witherell will take questions after his presentation. You can submit questions for consideration in advance here.

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