Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Laser Safety Program Hosts Vendor Fair on April 16

The event — from 3 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria dining hall — features manufacturer reps will answer questions and display their newest products related to lasers, optics, protective eyewear, fiber optic lasers, enclosures, and other applications. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Screening of ‘Empowerment Project’ April 22 and 23

The documentary spotlights 17 “positive and powerful” women leaders, including the Lab’s own Mina Bissell, a Distinguished Researcher in the Life Sciences Division. Screenings will be held on April 22 at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, and on April 23 at noon in the Gray Auditorium in Potter St. More>

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Sustainable Lab Hosts Earth Day Activities April 21-24

From Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24, staff can volunteer for an assessment of the Lab’s waste, participate in a new composting and gardening research project, watch a documentary, and learn about and discuss the Lab’s sustainability efforts from John Elliott. More>

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