Posts Tagged ‘Science at the Theater’
The Lab is hosting “Eight Big Ideas” at the Berkeley Repertory Theater tonight, which features eight scientists giving eight-minute talks on their research. The event is sold out, but those who don’t have a free ticket can watch a livestream of the event, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn more and watch the event live here.
A special Earth Day edition of Science at the Theater —”How Hot Will It Get?” — attracted a full house of 600 to the Berkeley Repertory Theatre Monday night. Another 300 watched the show online via a new HD, live stream option. Featuring presentations by Lab climate scientists Bill Collins, Margaret Torn, Michael Wehner, and Jeff Chambers, as well as UC Berkeley economist Max Aufhammer, the evening was punctuated with the latest projections about the extent of planetary warming and the dire consequences of our growing carbon imbalance. A video of the program will be available soon on the Lab’s YouTube channel. On May 13 at 7p.m. Science at the Theater returns with “Eight Big Ideas,” with eight scientists presenting eight game-changing concepts in eight minutes each.
The Lab hosts its next Science at the Theater event on Monday, April 22, with a presentation on “How Hot Will It Get?” that features researchers discussing their latest findings on the earth’s changing climate — from the tundra to the rainforest. Participating scientists include Margaret Torn, Jeff Chambers, and Bill Collins of the Earth Sciences Division, Michael Wehner of the Computational Research Division, and Maximilian Auffhammer of UC Berkeley. This free event takes place at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Roda Stage at 7 p.m. More>
In this highlight version of the Nov. 26, 2012 Science at the Theater, scientists discuss the recently launched LBNL Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) at Berkeley Lab. LIGTT is an ambitious mandate to discover and develop breakthrough technologies for combating global poverty. Technologies discussed include fuel efficient stoves for clean cooking, the ultra-low energy refrigerator, and the solar OB suitcase. Lab’s Ashok Gadgil, Shashi Buluswar and other LIGTT scientists discussed what it takes to develop technologies that will impact millions of people.
In this highlight version of the Nov. 12 Science at the Theater event, scientists discuss the recently launched LBNL Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) at Berkeley Lab. LIGTT is an ambitious mandate to discover and develop breakthrough technologies for combating global poverty. Go here to watch a video of the full program.
Those who missed last week’s panel discussion can watch above to learn why Spencer Klein goes to the ends of the Earth to search for ghostly particles, Tamas Torok travels the globe to study microbial diversity in extreme environments, Andrew Minor uses the world’s most advanced electron microscopes to explore materials at ultrahigh stresses and in harsh environments, and Caroline Ajo-Franklin is pioneering cellular-electrical connections that could help transform sunlight into fuel.
The amount of carbon trapped in the Arctic permafrost is estimated to be more than 250 times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the United States in 2009. Rising global temperatures are also raising concerns regarding the potential impacts upon the carbon cycle when the frozen soils thaw. To answer this question, researchers from the Joint Genome Institute, the Earth Sciences Division, and the U.S. Geological Survey collaborated to understand how the microbes found in permafrost respond to their warming environment. Their findings were published in the journal Nature and are detailed here. The study’s senior author Janet Jansson will be discussing this project at tonight’s free Berkeley Lab Science at the Theater presentation: “Secrets of the Soil.” The panel discussion will start at 7p.m. in the Berkeley Repertory Theater.