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.
Volunteers from Public Affairs, Engineering, Computing, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Facilities, mentored 17 students last Thursday, explaining their jobs, how they arrived at the Lab, education and experience that lead them to the job, and career opportunities at the Lab. More>
The two-hour session is ideal for researchers and others who may need to speak to the news media or the public. Former CBS News producer, and current Lab communications manager Jon Weiner will lead this free class from 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Wednesday April 22. Contact Weiner for more information or to sign up.
If you missed the March 23 Science at the Theater, then here’s a chance to catch the presentation. Scientists discussed the big questions that spurred their research, then audience members voted on which question science should answer first. Go here to find out how the polling turned out.
Particle detection simulations, a Daya Bay group meeting, a lunchtime spinach salad, and awe-inspiring Bay views were part of a recent day in the life of intern Akaxia Cruz, a University of Colorado graduate working in the Physics Division this spring. Interested in setting up a “takeover” for your group? Contact Kelly Owen for more information.