Today at Berkeley Lab

Oct. 30 Dark Matter Online Chat With Physicist Dan McKinsey

Dan McKinsey, a Berkeley Lab scientist and a UC Berkeley physics professor who works on underground direct-detection dark matter experiments including LUX and LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ), will field questions about the search for dark matter from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, Oct. 30, in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) event.

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Molecular Foundry Users Share Their #myfoundrystory

Follow @MolecularFoundry this week to hear Foundry users share their #myfoundrystory. At the 2017 Annual User Meeting, users recorded videos highlighting the research they do, why they use the Foundry, and what they love about the Foundry and Berkeley Lab.

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Summer Intern Series: Lab Helps Fuel Gutierrez’s Career in Science

This summer, Carolina Gutierrez completed her second internship through the DOE’s Community College Internship program at the Lab’s Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit, mentored by Ling Liang. She is also active in trying to recruit other community college students to pursue STEM education. Learn more about Gutierrez’s internship here, and check out her Instagram takeover.

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Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for Cosmology

Using an automated supernova-hunting pipeline based at NERSC, astronomers have captured multiple images of a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova. This detection is currently the only one of its kind. Lab scientists have a method for identifying more of these events using existing wide-field surveys. Check out yesterday’s Facebook Live Q&A on this research. More>

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Watch Berkeley Lab’s First ‘Facebook Live’ Today at 1 p.m.

Join astrophysicist Peter Nugent of the Computational Research Division and UC Berkeley graduate student Danny Goldstein in our first Facebook Live event today at 1 p.m. They’ll take questions and discuss their latest supernova research, to be announced today at 11 a.m. on the Lab’s News Center.

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Berkeley Lab Tweets Travel Around the World

How far can a Berkeley Lab tweet travel…pretty far. On April 4, @BerkeleyLab tweeted with an “ask” for followers to say where they are in the world. More than 220 people responded from 28 U.S. states, 36 countries, and 6 continents. Check out this cool graph and read some of our followers’ responses. Click here to view full-size map.

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Biosciences Area Celebrates Twitter Anniversary

The Biosciences Area launched its Twitter account @LBNLBioSci one year ago as a tool to disseminate the Area’s achievements in energy, environment and health. It has over 400 followers and is adding more each day. In celebration of the anniversary, a listicle on seven of the Area’s bacterial, fungal and microbial discoveries was created. Follow @LBNLBioSci.

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2016 Lab Science in Review

From big gains in understanding Earth’s climate and environment, to advancements in health, computing, clean energy, imaging, cosmology, materials sciences, and energy efficiency, the Lab had a banner year of impactful research. Go here to view a social media round-up of the Lab’s scientific highlights.

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EESA Researchers Participate in Twitter Q&A at AGU Conference

Ken Williams and Eoin Brodie of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area sat down to chat with our Twitter followers about the implications of early snowmelt on mountain ecosystems at this year’s EESA booth at the American Geophysics Union meeting in San Francisco. Follow their conversation here.

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Social Media Feature Highlights 7 Lab Imaging Tools Pushing Science Forward

Lab scientists are developing new ways to see the unseen. Here are seven imaging advances that are helping to push science forward, from developing better batteries to peering inside cells to exploring the nature of the universe. View this feature and more on the Lab’s Facebook page. More>

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