Today at Berkeley Lab

What’s in a (Supercomputer) Name? Katie Antypas Finds Out

Katie Antypas describes how a computer system named after an African-American scientist made a big difference on one NERSC tour she gave. Read her story in the latest in the Panorama series of the Lab’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. More>

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Joseph Cerny Wins Faculty Service Award

The UC Berkeley Academic Senate has honored Joseph Cerny with its Berkeley Faculty Service Award. Cerny is the former head of Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division and Associate Laboratory Director. He was recognized as someone who has given outstanding and dedicated service to the Berkeley campus. More >

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JBEI Researchers Harness Power of Microbes for Work and Winemaking

For the past four years, Trent Northen (right) and Chris Petzold have put molecules to work in their home-based wine making project. Both scientists are very interested in microbial communities in their work, and they make the connection that microbial communities are also what they’re using to make wine. More>

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Carolyn Bertozzi Named Editor-in-Chief of ACS Central Science

The materials scientist was selected by the American Chemical Society to lead its first fully open access journal, ACS Central Science, set to launch in early 2015. The journal will publish peer-reviewed research articles, reviews and commentary from chemistry and interdisciplinary sciences with unrestricted access to the full text of the articles. More>

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Designer in Physics Division Wins APS Logo Competition

Paul Schaffner, a web developer and designer for the Particle Data Group and the ATLAS experiment, submitted the winning logo for the American Physical Society’s Division of Particles and Fields. He says the design keeps a sense of the parent APS logo, while including “small ‘particles’ meant to convey a sense of energy and motion.” His prize includes $250.

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ESD’s Tom Daley is New Head of Geophysics Department

Daley, an Earth Sciences Division staff scientist since 1987, has contributed significantly to the use of geophysical approaches to monitor processes critical to many subsurface energy strategies, with an emphasis in recent years on geological CO2 sequestration. His appointment is effective today. More>

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ALS User Develops Drug to Help Save Lives of Ebola Victims

With the Ebola virus outbreak worsening and the news of two Americans recovering thanks to a cutting-edge drug treatment, structural biologist Erica Ollmann Saphire (front) has been thrust into the news. She says the attention helps shed light on the importance of public funding for basic research. More>

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Life Scientist Eleanor Blakely Featured in CERN Courier

Shake hands with Eleanor Blakely and you are only one handshake away from John Lawrence, a pioneer of nuclear medicine and brother of Ernest Lawrence. She came to know John personally and was to become established as a leading expert in the use of ion beams for cancer therapy. More>

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Chemical Sciences Division’s Don Tilley Named ACS Fellow

Tilley, a senior faculty chemist, was named by the American Chemical Society to the 2014 class of ACS Fellows. Tilley, an expert on inorganic and organometallic systems, was recognized for “discoveries of new transformations and compounds involving main group elements and the transition metals.” More>

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Lab’s Kate Greene Spends Time on ‘Mars’ as Part of NASA Simulation

Last year, this Public Affairs science writer spent four months atop the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii to help study what keeps a space flight crew happy and healthy during an extended Mars mission. The focus of her project was the impact of sleep and food preparation on astronaut’s health. More>

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