Joel Fajans of the Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division will speak on “Tools and Diagnostics for Production and Study of Antihydrogen Atoms” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>
Robin Newmark, Associate Laboratory Director of Energy Analysis and Decision Support at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will lead a seminar titled “Water Resiliency in a Low-Carbon Future: Opportunities and Challenges at the Energy-Water Nexus” at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, in Bldg. 90, Room 3122.
Berkeley Lab All Access hosts a conversation between Sandia computer scientist Jeanine Cook and Jon Bashor (Computing Sciences) as part of the Lab’s Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. An engaging and humorous speaker, Cook will discuss how one determined disabled woman does her best to plow through obstacles, both accidental and intentional, and how people can help each other. More>
The Lab’s Postdoc Association is hosting a career seminar Thursday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Tom Donnelly of Harvey Mudd College will give his impressions of what life is like as a faculty member at an undergraduate institution. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.
On Friday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring John Zachara of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Zachara will discuss “Tracing Kilometer-Scale Hydrologic Exchange in a River Corridor and Their Implications to Solute Migration.” More>
Pete Klupar will discuss “Breakthrough Starshot,” a plan to use tiny, light-propelled “star chips” to fly by Alpha Centauri after a 20-year journey. Klupar — former director of engineering at NASA Ames Research Center — hopes Lab researchers may be able to help with some of the project’s tech challenges. The talk begins at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>
Rainer Weiss of MIT and LIGO will describe some of the difficult history of gravitational waves proposed exactly 100 years ago. The concepts used in the instruments and the methods for data analysis that enable the measurement of gravitational wave strains of 10-21 and smaller will be presented. The talk begins at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 in UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Auditorium. More>
Marcus Lehmann — with Cyclotron Road’s CalWave project — will lead an interdisciplinary instrumentation colloquium on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Building 50 Auditorium. Attendees may bring their lunch to the event. Live video streaming will be available. More>
The Berkeley Lab Innovation Corps (BLIC) kicks off a new season with a presentation by Peter Fiske, CEO of PAX Water Technologies, on Sept. 20, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Bldg. 15-253. Fiske, a former Livermore Lab researcher and White House Fellow, shares his startup story and offers strategies for entrepreneurs to tell their technology stories more effectively.
The forum will explore how advances in quantum mechanics have provided the ability to engineer, view, and control quantum, creating an opportunity to drive a second quantum revolution with deep technological, philosophical, and social impact. The event takes place Sept. 14 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall. Registration required. More>