Today at Berkeley Lab

JBEI, California Technology Council Host May 7 Technology Showcase

The event (1 to 5 p.m. in Emeryville) provides an inside look at promising research in academia, with talks by leading investors and start-up demos in renewables, green chemistry, and industrial biotech. Free tickets are available for the first 10 Berkeley Lab staff to register. Contact Matt Gardner for tickets. Go here for more information and to register.

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Poster Session Highlights Work by SULI Interns

The work of 35 spring SULI program interns will be on display on Wednesday, April 29, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. The internships provide an opportunity to work with Lab scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s research programs. The poster session is hosted by Workforce Development & Education.

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“5 Big Questions” Theme of Wednesday’s Science at the Theater

4-29-15-SATTEvery 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.

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Prospects of Doing Attosecond Physics at the World’s First Laser-Driven X-Ray User Facility

Predrag Ranitovic will present the scientific roadmap of ELI-ALPS and give an overview of the laser and attosceond pulse sources, and endstations to be available for users in the near future, in the Building 50 Auditorium on April 29 from noon to 1 p.m. More>

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Lab Celebrates Earth Week

Berkeley Lab participated with the DOE, Los Alamos National Lab, and NASA on social media campaigns centered around Earth Week and Earth Day. More:

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Earth Day: April 23 Screening of ‘Elemental’ Documentary

The film chronicles three individuals who work to address ecological challenges in their homeland, including India, Canada, and Australia. The screening takes place on April 23 at 4 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. On April 24, join a sustainability conversation with the Lab’s John Elliot at noon in Building 90-3122 (or access via ReadyTalk). More>

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Celebrate Earth Day by Helping With Composting and Gardening Study

Join Earth Sciences Division researchers for the launch of a composting and gardening study on April 22 in the Bevatron (B1) parking lot, towards the back wall, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Participants will help set up a compost pile, plant seedlings, and learn about the research. Go here for more on this event and other Earth Day activities planned for this week.

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180 Scouts Participate in Nuclear Science Day Event

The teens used a Geiger counter to survey radiation, built an electroscope to see how different radiation detectors work, participated in a career forum, and attended lectures. All participants received a patch. The April 8 event was hosted by the Nuclear Science Division, the Advanced Light Source, and Workforce Development and Education.

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JBEI Promotes Bioenergy at Cal Day

On April 18 JBEI volunteers participated at Cal Day, UC Berkeley’s annual open house. Hosted by UC Berkeley’s Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, JBEI promoted bioenergy topics as well as internships and employment opportunities.

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Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Waste Assessment on April 21

To better understand the content of the Lab’s landfill waste and learn how to improve our waste diversion, volunteers are needed to sort and weigh waste on Tuesday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Golden Bear Transfer Station in Richmond. E-mail sbl@lbl.gov to register. Sustainable Lab is hosting several other Earth Day Activities this week.

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