Today at Berkeley Lab

Does Time Run Backward Inside Black Holes?

A study co-authored by Lab physicist Raphael Bousso suggests that time — at least as defined thermodynamically — may not always run forward in black holes. The researchers’ theory is based on a new way of describing the geometry of black holes as curved “holographic screens.” More>

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Campus Hosts Nov. 5 Talk on ‘LHC Run 2: Why It Matters’

The event will feature Lab researchers Beate Heinemann, who will discuss what has been done at the LHC, and Hitoshi Murayama, who will cover what is to be expected from the LHC. The talk begins at 5:30 p.m. and takes place in the Chevron Auditorium in the International House. More>

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Instrumentation Seminar on ‘Searching for the Milli-Volt Switch’

Lab materials scientist Eli Yablonovitch will give a talk on the “Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science: Searching for the Milli-Volt Switch by Eli Yablonovitch” on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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UC Berkeley Breakthrough Prize Symposium, Panel Discussion on Nov. 9

The symposium will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brower Center, and includes several Lab speakers. The panel discussion runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall and features Breakthrough Prize winners, including Berkeley Lab’s Jennifer Doudna and Saul Perlmutter. Registration is required. More>

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Saul Perlmutter Recounts One Photon’s Journey Across the Universe

In this animated video the 2011 Physics Nobelist tells the story of the evolution of life on earth during one photon’s journey across the universe. The video is part of the “Nature Video Lindau Collection 2015,″ recorded at the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Watch>

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2015 Nobel Prize in Physics Has Berkeley Lab Roots

The research at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) that earned Arthur McDonald this year’s Nobel Prize in physics has roots at Berkeley Lab. Under the leadership of physicist Kevin Lesko, members of the Nuclear Science and Engineering Divisions played key roles in SNO’s design and construction and later provided critical data analysis. More>

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Dave Nygren Wins APS Award for Time Projection Chamber

Former Berkeley Lab physicist David Nygren is the co-recipient of the American Physical Society’s inaugural “Particles and Fields Instrumentation Award” for his invention in the 1970s of the Time Project Chamber, a cornerstone of particle and nuclear physics experiments. Veljko Radeka of Brookhaven National Lab was the co-recipient. More>

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Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium on Solar Fuels Pipeline

John Gregoire of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis will discuss “A High Throughput Experimentation Pipeline for the Discovery of Solar Fuels Materials” on Sept. 30, at noon in Building 15-253. More>

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DESI’s Probe of Dark Energy Achieves Next Major Milestone

The international Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Collaboration has received permission to proceed with an exceptional apparatus designed to probe the role of dark energy in the expansion history of the universe, by measuring the redshifts of more than 30 million galaxies and quasars with unprecedented precision. More>

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Book Signing for ‘One Woman’s Journey in Physics’ on Sept. 16

A signing and reception will be held for Mary Gaillard’s new book “A Singularly Unfeminine Profession: One Woman’s Journey in Physics” on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in 375 Le Conte Hall on campus. Gaillard is an affiliate with the Lab’s Physics Division.

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