Today at Berkeley Lab

Nuclear Science, Physics, Help Celebrate Neutrino Day in South Dakota

Over 800 people attended the July 12 event. At the Sanford Underground Research Facility’, Lab staff discussed the LUX and LZ dark-matter experiments, and Majorana neutrinoless double beta decay experiment. Go here to hear NSD’s Alan Poon interviewed for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. More>

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‘Berkeley Lab’s Got Talent’ Show on August 8

The Karaoke Club is hosting event on Friday, August 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the cafeteria stage. Contact Jackie Scoggins or Susan James by July 30 if interested in performing. All talents welcome, as long as they’re clean and safe. The event is also fundraiser…bring school supplies or backpacks for local students.

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Ribbon-Cutting for FLEXLAB Buildings

DOE Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman, UC President Janet Napolitano, and Lab Director Paul Alivisatos were on hand at ceremony yesterday to launch world’s most advanced energy efficiency test bed for buildings, which features a rotating structure that tracks and tests sun exposure impacts. More>

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July 10 Special Event Affects Parking and Shuttle Service

Due to the large number of anticipated visitors for the FLEXLAB ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, parking at the Bevatron lot and bus service to Building 90 will be limited. More>

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UC Berkeley’s Arlene Blum Gives Talk on Mountaineering and Green Science

The UC Berkeley environmental scientist will discuss her climbing expeditions as well her work with Green Science Policy Institute on July 17, noon, in Building 50 Auditorium. Lecture is sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Council. More>

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Botanical Garden Hosts Summer Concert Series

Redwood Grove performances take place Thursdays at 5:30. More>

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Once-a-Century Bloom on Display at UC Botanical Garden

Classes offered from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. More>

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Computing’s Arie Shoshani Retiring After 38 Years

Reception for 38-year veteran today at 3 p.m. in the cafeteria. More>

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JCAP’s Krawicz Talks Artificial Photosynthesis at ‘Nerd Night’ Event

Join Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis postdoc Alexandra Krawicz at “Nerd Night” on Monday, May 26 at 8 p.m. at the Parkway Theater in Oakland. Also on tap for the event is a talk on using “The Lemma is not Burnside’s” method to count things, and a day-in-the-life of a real paramedic. Krawicz’s research focuses on developing stable attachment strategies for molecular catalysts to photocathodes to create constructs for solar fuel production. Cost for the event is $8. More>

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At Botanical Garden, Bromeliad Fans Anticipate a Rare Bloom

There’s a lot of excitement this week at the UC Botanical Garden, where a spectacular South American plant that rarely blooms has formed a fast-growing bud. An endangered species native to the high Andes, P. raimondii, the largest of the bromeliads, can grow to nearly 10 feet in height, topped — on the rare occasion that it blooms, usually around age 40 — by a spike as tall as 30 feet high bearing thousands of flowers and up to 6 million seeds. More>

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