Today at Berkeley Lab

Intel Engineer Gives Instrumentation Talk on ‘Moore’s Law in 2014’

Issy Kipnis will discuss “Moore’s Law in 2014: implications to System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Electronic System Design” on Sept. 24 at noon in Building 15-253. In this talk, Kipnis will review some of the technologies behind Moore’s law and the implications to the design of very complex SoCs with more than 1 billion transistors. More>

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DESI’s Concept and Budget Range Approved

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project passed critical early CD-1 review. DESI — considered a “game changer for experimental cosmology” — aims to map the 3D location of as many as 25 million galaxies and quasars. More>

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August 27 Instrumentation Talk on ‘Imaging Life Across the Scales’

Manfred Auer of the Life Sciences Division will discuss “Imaging Life Across the Scales: Integrated BioImaging” on August 27, a noon in Building 15-253, and will demonstrate the power of novel advanced electron microscopy imaging. More>

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Stunning Images From Second Season of Dark Energy Survey

Shots of deep space were taken with a 570-megapixel camera mounted on the Victor M. Blanco Telescope in Chile. The camera will be used over the survey’s five-year mission to investigate dark energy and its impact of our universe. Berkeley Lab is a founding member of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration. More>

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Film on Supersymmetry Features Lab Physicist Zach Marshall

The discovery of the Higgs boson hasn’t settled the debate on supersymmetry, a framework that has been debated for decades. Filmmaker Liz Mermin featured Lab physicist Zach Marshall discussing the supersymmetry conundrum in a short film titled “Unrequited Love: Supersymmetry, one of a series of shorts called “CERN People.”

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Max Planck’s Jelena Ninkovic Kicks Off New Instrumentation Colloquium

Ninkovic will discuss the development of non-commercially available silicon sensors for applications in high-energy particle physics, astrophysics, astroparticle physics, and synchrotron beamlines on July 30, noon, in Building 15-253. The Instrumentation Colloquium will take place the last Wednesday of every month. More>

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Nuclear Science, Physics, Help Celebrate Neutrino Day in South Dakota

Over 800 people attended the July 12 event. At the Sanford Underground Research Facility’, Lab staff discussed the LUX and LZ dark-matter experiments, and Majorana neutrinoless double beta decay experiment. Go here to hear NSD’s Alan Poon interviewed for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. More>

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Next-Generation Dark Matter Experiments Get the Green Light

The Office of Science and National Science Foundation have announced support for a suite of experiments to search for dark matter that will be many times more sensitive than those currently deployed. These experiments include Berkeley Lab’s LUX-Zeplin (LZ) experiment, located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. More>

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Physics Hosts High School Students & Teachers for Cosmology Workshop

Participants from around the Bay Area attended the five-day “Physics In and Through Cosmology” workshop, organized by the Physics Division’s Tony Spadafora and Eric Linder, and Laurie Kerrigan of Mercy High School in San Francisco. Photo>

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Physicist Bruno Zumino, an Architect of Supersymmetry, Dies at 91

Physics Division researcher passed away on June 22. Supersymmetry, developed in the early 1970s at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) by Zumino and Julius Wess, was conceived to explain particle interactions involving three of the four main forces in nature. More>

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