Did you know the Lab has a cadre of fans who follow our research discoveries, attend our public events, and support government-funded research? Thousands have signed on as “Friends of Berkeley Lab” and they now have a new website that helps them better connect with Lab’s science and outreach activities. Go here to check it out.
From the opening of FLEXLAB and revealing the mysteries of space dust to a microscopy record for the Advanced Light Source, boosting biogasoline production in microbes, and the lingering effects of thirdhand smoke, the Lab produced a number of significant research milestones in 2014. Go here to view a timeline of these highlights.
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Researchers recently published a paper that found a correlation between professional social media exposure of scientists’ work and a higher “h-index,” a measure of the quality of a researcher’s work and influence. Contact Kelly Owen of Berkeley Lab’s social media group to see how she can help promote your research. More>
The daily TABL e-mail is a convenient way to get Lab updates, but if you miss one (or several), then you miss a lot of news. That’s why staff are encouraged to regularly visit the Today at Berkeley Lab website, which features three weeks of news on its main page, a calendar, a search function, and a list of important upcoming events.
The ALS patio is a great place to take photos of the Bay, but it’s also a choice spot for capturing celestial events. Public Affair’s Kelly Owen took this shot during the solar eclipse last week, on Oct. 23. She heard a nearby plane and waited patiently, hoping it would cross in front of the sun.
Though the pilot didn’t hear her plea, their course still created a dramatic shot.
From morning coffee at the ALS, a pre-work run in San Francisco, and mentoring interns, to a “Drop, Cover and Hold” drill, training on a transmission electron microscope, and a turkey taking in the views, staff from all over the Lab took pictures documenting their day during a Lab-wide Instragram takeover last week. Go here to view complete coverage.
Eight researchers took the stage at the Kaiser Center Auditorium in Oakland last week to discuss their research, from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps, to radiation pills and space dust.
Check out the Berkeley Lab Instagram account throughout the day today for our first ever lab-wide “Day in the Life” takeover. Posts will feature employees that have volunteered to showcase their life at Berkeley Lab to the world. Follow here ». Posts will also be made to Facebook and Google+ on Friday as complete galleries.