Did you know Berkeley Lab has almost 34,000 followers on Twitter, or that there are helpful guidelines for Lab staff interested in getting involved in social media? The Public Affairs Department has launched a new website that showcases the Lab’s main social media sites, the latest happenings, social media sites maintained by Lab divisions and facilities, and more. Visit the site here.
The Public Affairs Department has updated its “On the Way” list, which showcases ten Berkeley Lab research projects or technologies that are either starting up, moving along, or getting ready to deliver. The list first rolled out last year, and is intended to highlight how today’s science could lead to the solutions and discoveries of tomorrow.
Judith (Judy) Goldhaber, author of more than 1,000 science stories during her 35-year career as a science writer at Berkeley Lab, and wife of renowned physicist Gerson Goldhaber, passed away on May 26, following a hemorrhagic stroke. She was 81. More>
Those who missed the April 29 event in downtown Oakland can catch the presentation of “Five Big Questions,” featuring Judy Campisi on cancer and aging, Kai Vetter on radiation and public safety, Javier Ceja-Navarro on beetles, biofuels, and combustion, Ann Almgren on simulating supernovae, and Shashi Buluswar on his Urban Food Initiative. Go here to watch the video.
Every discovery and invention starts with a question. From simulating supernovae to growing food in our cities, Berkeley Lab scientists will dive into the big questions that drive their research. Come hear Judy Campisi, Kai Vetter, Shashi Buluswar, Javier Ceja-Navarro, and Ann Almgren speak on April 29 at Oakland’s Kaiser Center Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. Go here to RSVP.
Doeff works in the Energy Technology Area’s Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division, was motivated to pursue science from an inspirational high school teacher, and is researching materials to improve electric car batteries. Go here to read Doeff’s complete answers, which were posted on the Lab’s Facebook page last week.
Branden Brough of the Molecular Foundry commutes to work in an electric vehicle, and Linda Vu (pictured) of Computing composts and recycles. These small acts were featured on the Lab’s Twitter feed as part of Los Alamos Lab’s “My Small Act” Earth Day campaign.
Staff who need to catch up on what’s going on at the Lab can do so while munching on a sandwich or waiting for a latte in the cafeteria dining hall. A video monitor next to the coffee bar features a daily updated slide show of the latest news, including research, lectures, awards, and events. Check it out next time you’re up there.