Today at Berkeley Lab

Short Talks on Instrumentation Problems at Nov. 19 Colloquium

Topics include measuring the energy-angle spectrum of a single burst of 10^9 gamma rays (Cameron Geddes), identifying one single barium ion in one ton of xenon (Azriel Goldschmidt), and inventing an anti-neutrino generator (Qing Ji). The talks begin at noon in Building 15-253. Go here to add your name to colloquium mailing list. More>

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Protective Services’ Al Benitez Gives Nov. 20 Talk on Personal Safety

Benitez will present some simple precautions that will reduce risk and discourage those who commit crimes during this Thurday, Nov. 20, presentation, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. He’ll also discuss fire and traffic safety, emergency preparedness, and crime trends, among other topics. The talk will be live streamed here.

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Nov. 7 Earth Sciences Talk on Molecules, Hot Water, and Minerals

ESD’s Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series features Dimitri Sverjensky of Johns Hopkins University, who will speak on “Molecules, Hot Water and Minerals: Ingredients for the Origin of Life?” on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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Nov. 5 Burris Cunningham Lecture Features Norman Edelstein

The Burris Cunningham Memorial Lecture will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Speaker Norman Edelstein will discuss “My Fifty Years in Actinide Chemistry at Berkeley, from UCRL to LBNL.” The lecture honors the late Burris Cunningham (pictured), famed for isolating a visible quantity of a synthetic chemical element. More>

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Ebola is Topic of Nano*High Talk on Nov. 1

High school-age children are invited to attend a talk on Ebola by Donald Francis, an infectious disease expert who formerly worked for the Centers for Disease Control. The event takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, in 1 Pimentel Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. More>

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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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