Today at Berkeley Lab

MSD’s Alice Muller-Egan Gets Behind the Camera to Direct a Short Film

“Wall of Barbies” explores the relationship of two women, who have been friends since childhood, as their lives move in different directions. The movie includes quite a few Lab employees who played extras. Muller-Egan is hoping the film will debut during the Fall film festival season. More>

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Quest for Speed Leads CRD’s Ibrahim to Accelerating Supercomputing Applications

As a boy growing up in Egypt, Khaled Ibrahim was fascinated with learning about the things that were the fastest, strongest or biggest, whether it was a car, a horse or even a camel. His dream was to harness that speed. More>

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Life Sciences Division’s Eva Nogales Wins Protein Society Award

The Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award recognizes exceptional contributions in protein science that profoundly influence our understanding of biology. Nogales has played a central role in the development and implementation of electron crystallography and single particle electron microscopy reconstruction. More>

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10 Questions for EH&S’s Ron Acord

This industrial hygienist knows American Sign Language, dreams of driving an AA-fuel funny car, and stays connected to his Dutch heritage by visiting with family in Holland. Go here to check out the rest of Acord’s answers. Provide your own answers to 10 questions.

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Ivy Clift Named Head of Berkeley Lab Foundation

Clift has held development positions at Stanford, UC San Francisco, and Red Cross, and was assistant athletic director at UC Berkeley. The foundation was established by the University of California to promote corporate and philanthropic engagement in support of Berkeley Lab’s mission. More>

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Barbara Jacak Appointed as Director of Nuclear Science Division

Jacak, formerly with the State University of New York — Stony Brook, has also accepted a joint appointment as faculty senior scientist at Berkeley Lab and professor of physics at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on experimental study of quark gluon plasma. More>

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Lab Computer Engineer is Dickens Fair’s Mr. Fezziwig

Dave Batzloff of the IT Division has been playing this character — featured in Ebenezer Scrooge’s trip to the past from “A Christmas Carol” — for 13 years. He and 75 cast members recreate a Victorian Christmas party, complete with dancing, singing, and games, at the annual Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. More>

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Where Vision Meets Know-How: Xiang Zhang’s XLab

The Lab’s Materials Sciences Division director is featured in a UC Berkeley publication, in a story that highlights his work with more than 30 Ph.D. students, postdocs, and visiting scientists who comprise “XLab.” The X, says Zhang, stands for explore, experiment, and excellence. More>

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PBD’s Adams Co-Author of Paper Included in Nature’s ‘Most Cited’ List

Nature recently released a list of the 100 most-cited articles published since 1900, as recorded in the Science Citation Index. Physical Biosciences Division Deputy for Science Paul Adams was a lead co-author on one of the top 100 articles in 1998, when he was a postdoctoral scholar at Yale University. More>

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In Life as in Tennis, ‘Just Relax and Play Your Game,’ says Roe

Physics Division Director Natalie Roe was inspired to pick up the game again 15 years ago, inspired by her mother who, now in her eighties, plays several times a week. Competing on league teams has taught her about performing under pressure and how to get better at it. More>

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