Indra’s Net Theater — which produces plays specializing in science and philosophy — presents QED, inspired by the life of Nobel Prize-winner Richard Feynman. Feynman had an extraordinary life, starting with the Manhattan Project in his early twenties, to a brilliant career as one of the 20th century’s most original thinkers and most inspiring teachers, to serving on the panel investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster at the end of his life. The production takes place at the Berkeley City Club (2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley) April 3 through 20. More>
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Employees are invited to stop by the Energy Biosciences Institute tomorrow or Friday for an event that explores the intersection of image and research via exhibits, lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and music. View original and intriguing images of scientific investigation and meet the scientists and artists who created them, including the Lab’s own photographer, Roy Kaltschmidt. The free event runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and takes place at 2151 Berkeley Way. More>
If you have a technical background, consider volunteering to judge at the upcoming Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday March 22, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Judges will be provided free parking, breakfast and lunch, as well as beverages and snacks and a parting gift. With a record number of student projects, judges are very much needed. Go here to sign up. For more information, contact Paul Mirkarimi.
In an effort to go beyond the CVs of some of the Materials Sciences Division’s most interesting personalities, Alice Muller will host live conversations with MSD researchers. She will talk with guests about their personal history, research, inspiration, mentors, motivations, and more. Her first guests will be Delia Milliron (left) and Anna Llordes, who have helped develop smart window technology. The event takes place Friday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. in Building 67-3111.
Employees are invited to attend the annual royalties ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Cafeteria dining hall. From the Lab’s FY13 royalty income of $2.03 million, over $683,000 will be distributed to 126 researchers who created licensed inventions and copyrighted software and books. A short presentation will highlight some of the licensed technologies, followed by a reception. For more information about royalties and technology transfer, go here.
Lab postdocs are invited to attend an information session and luncheon sponsored by the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Haas School of Business. Candidates from all disciplines are welcome, including computer science, physics, engineering, mathematics, statistics, economics, operations research, and other quantitative fields. Registration is required.
The work of 17 undergraduate students who have spent this fall participating in the SULI and BLUR internship programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday Dec 12 in the cafeteria. The internships provide the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs. The event provides the rare opportunity to bring together examples of the breadth of research conducted at the Lab through the experience of the students taking part in the programs. The poster session is hosted by Workforce Development & Education.
A distinguished group of scientists and senior leaders joined together last week to celebrate the 85th birthday of acclaimed theoretical physicist and former Lab Director Andy Sessler (second from right in first row). During the event, current Lab Director Paul Alivisatos dedicated conference room 5132 in Building 50A to Sessler. More>
Back row left to right: George Smoot, Bill Barletta, Bob Cahn, Steve Gourlay, Pier Oddone, James Symons, Don Grether, Steve Selkowitz, Pat Oddone, Paul Alivisatos, David Robin, Bob Budnitz, Ashok Gadgil, John Kadyk,
Front row left to right:
George Trilling, Art Rosenfeld, Bill Wenzel, Andy Sessler, Moishe Pripstein
Students in the Cal Forestry Club are holding their annual Christmas tree sale through Dec. 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, on the south side of Mulford Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. The trees are harvested in the Sierra foothills and priced at $6 per foot. The event is a fundraiser to help Forestry Club students pay for their trip to the national convention of the Society of American Foresters. Tree species include white fir, red fir, and incense cedar.