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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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Oct. 26 Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium

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>

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Water-Energy Nexus Seminar on Water Resiliency

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.

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Oct. 24 Presentation on Improving Access for All

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>

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Oct. 13 Postdoc Seminar on Careers at College

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.

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