Donald Kirkley of the Office of National Laboratories at the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) will provide a “DHS S&T Overview” describing its mission, organization, and strategic plan. The talk runs from 11 a.m. to noon in Building 59-3101 (Wang Hall). The event provides a chance for Lab scientists to see how their research might help DHS.
William Stringfellow of the University of the Pacific will discuss hydraulic fracturing and other well-stimulation practices as they are applied in California, as well as steps being taken to understand the environmental impacts of oil and gas (O&G) development in California, and trends in reuse of O&G wastewater. The talk begins at noon in Building 90-3122. More>
Frank Ogletree will discuss “History and Future of Computerized Data Acquisition: Applications to Scanning Microscopy” at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. The talk is part of the Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium series, which has a new organizing committee. More>
Heather Buckly, a candidate for the Energy Technologies Area’s ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship, will discuss affordable removal of unsafe levels of fluoride in drinking to benefit low-income communities. The talk begins at 11 a.m. on Jan. 19, in Building 90-3122. More>
The series features a lineup of eight distinguished speakers whose research interests span the field of nanoscience. Seminars take place in the Foundry’s Chemla Room (67-3111) on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Joshua Robinson from Penn St. will headline the group as the Joint Foundry/ALS seminar speaker on Feb. 16, a talk that will be held in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>
Biochemist and structural biologist Walter Chazin will give a seminar on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 12:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium. The topic of this Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB) talk is “Mechanisms of Action of Replication Protein A (RPA) and DNA Primase in the Initiation of Genome Duplication.” RSVP by contacting Kelly Montgomery.
In the 1970s, Cerf co-created the communications protocols that make the Internet possible (TCP/IP). Ever since, he’s been a vocal and visible influence on the Internet’s structure, governance and nature from various posts in both the public and private sector. The talk takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>
Michael Burkart of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego will give a talk on Jan. 12, in Bulding 977’s Gray Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. The title of the Biological Systems & Engineering (BSE) invited presentation is “Protein Interactions in Acetate Biosynthetic Pathways.” E-mail Kelly Montgomery to RSVP.
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium featuring Rainer Helmig of the University of Stuttgart. Helmig will discuss “Numerical Models for Evaluating the Competitive Use of the Subsurface: The Influence of Energy Storage and Production in Groundwater.” More>
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has announced the “Paul Witherspoon Midcareer Lecturer in Hydrologic Sciences.” Witherspoon was the first director of the Lab’s Earth Sciences Division, serving from 1977-1982. Witherspoon passed away in 2012. Nominations will begin with the 2016 cycle of the AGU Honors program.