Today at Berkeley Lab

Barbara Jacak Inducted Into ARCS Hall of Fame

The Alumni Hall of Fame honors ARCS scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of science and to increase our nation’s scientific competitiveness. ARCS provides financial support to undergrad and grad students in science. Jacak was an ARCS scholar from the class of 1975. More>

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Finding the Flavor of Neutrinos

A Berkeley Lab researcher has done a new analysis of data from the IceCube observatory at the South Pole, showing that the high-energy astrophysical neutrino data collected from 2010 to 2013 is a mixture containing roughly equal components of the three types of neutrinos. More>

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Extreme Cold and the CUORE Experiment

A story in Symmetry magazine looks at how scientists on an experiment in Italy are looking for a process so rare, it is thought to occur less than once every trillion, trillion years. To find it, Berkeley Lab researchers have helped create the single coldest cubic meter in the universe.

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180 Scouts Participate in Nuclear Science Day Event

The teens used a Geiger counter to survey radiation, built an electroscope to see how different radiation detectors work, participated in a career forum, and attended lectures. All participants received a patch. The April 8 event was hosted by the Nuclear Science Division, the Advanced Light Source, and Workforce Development and Education.

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Lab Hosts Inaugural Radiological Resiliency Conference

What does it take for a city to recover from a radiological disaster? That question was at the heart of the April 10 inaugural International Symposium on Radiological Resilience & Beyond. The event brought together experts from Japan and elsewhere to discuss the current needs for increasing societal resilience to radiological events. More>

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88” Cyclotron’s Operator Desk Mixes ‘Vintage’ Technology With the New

Gadgetry right out of the 1950s is complimented by modern computer equipment in this photo of the operator desk at the 88” Cyclotron. The facility supports research in nuclear structure, astrophysics, heavy element studies, fundamental interactions, symmetries, and technology R&D. More>

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For Ultra-Cold Neutrino Experiment, a Successful Demonstration

An international team of nuclear physicists, including those at Berkeley Lab, announced the first scientific results from the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) experiment. CUORE is designed to confirm the existence of the Majorana neutrino, which scientists believe could hold the key to why there is an abundance of matter over antimatter. More>

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Lab to Host April 10 Symposium on Radiological Resilience

The event will provide an opportunity to discuss topics related to the current needs for increasing societal resilience to radiological and other events. The symposium will include speakers from research and academic institutions as well as community representatives from Japan and California. Registration required. More>

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Fill Out Your ‘Physics Madness’ Bracket to Determine the Top Machine

March is here, and that means one thing: brackets. We’ve matched up 16 of the coolest pieces of particle physics equipment that help scientists answer big questions about our universe. Your vote will decide this year’s favorite. The machines include such Lab collaborations as Daya Bay (pictured), IceCube, LUX, and LHC. More>

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Large Hadron Collider Ramps Up to Shed Light on Dark Matter

Last week word was announced that the Large Hadron Collider will soon be online again, after taking two years off for an upgrade. Many lab researchers have been involved with various research efforts at the LHC. The Guardian has more on the restart.

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