Today at Berkeley Lab

Help Improve Internal Communications; Provide Feedback Via a New Survey

The Strategic Communications group wants to provide information about the Lab that matters to staff, and offer the tools needed to engage with co-workers, management, and the Lab community. Take a brief (5-10 minutes), confidential survey here. Include your email to be part of a drawing for one of three $10 Bay View Cafe gift certificates.

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Photo Feature: Visions of DESI at Kitt Peak

Lab photographer Marilyn Chung recently visited Kitt Peak and the Mayall Telescope in Arizona, where the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will be installed. DESI will create the largest 3D map of the universe to help explain dark energy. See some of the images Chung captured during her visit in this photo feature.

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Lab Research, Facilities Captured Through Lens of Visiting Photographers

To mark the International Day of Light on May 16, 27 photographers visited the Lab to creatively capture scenes of science at the Advanced Light Source, the Molecular Foundry, NERSC, and battery labs. The event was part of a Global Physics Photowalk, with similar shoots taking place at research organizations around the world. Strategic Communications coordinated the Berkeley Lab Photowalk. Watch a video on the event here.

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Photo Taken Near Cafeteria Captures Beautiful Cloud Formations

While the weather has been unsettled these past few days, with hailstorms and pouring rain, one aesthetic byproduct is the formation of beautiful clouds over the Bay. Strategic Communications’ Kelly Owen recently caught this gorgeous sight. Could they be some nimbostratus combined with cumulonimbus? (Editor’s note…I really don’t know clouds at all!)

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Director’s Message on New Lab Communications Officer

John German has been named as the Lab’s Chief Communications Officer and will lead the newly formed Strategic Communications department. He will begin his duties on Feb. 12. German previously directed communications and media relations for research at Arizona State University, led communications at the Santa Fe Institute, and was a senior communicator at Sandia National Lab. More>

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Top 10 TABL, Science Stories of 2017

Lab employees consumed quite a bit of internal news this year, with over a half-million page views on the TABL website in 2017. What stories were staff reading most? The top-10 list includes the Runaround announcement, messages from Director Witherell, and information on benefits and services for staff. Go here to see the full list, as well as the top 10 science stories from the News Center.

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Sign Up to Receive Lab’s ‘Weekly Media Report’

The Lab’s world-class research and scientists make the news on a regular basis, including mentions in media outlets such as The New York Times, National Geographic, and NPR. The Lab’s Strategic Communications group produces a weekly report with highlights of mentions in news media and social media. Subscribe to the e-mail list or view the news clips here.

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Check Out the TABL Website for Upcoming Events

Want to stay on top of what’s going on at the Lab? Look to the right of this page to see the Lab’s daily events calendar, with listings of lectures, conferences, meetings, and special events. Sponsors can add their events to the calendar following these easy-to-use instructions. And regularly check the “Coming Up” section, which lists prominent Lab-wide activities taking place in the near future.

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