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Curriculum Development Hackathon for Jupyter Notebooks Jan. 9 to 11

Data Carpentry is organizing a three-day, hands-on hackathon aimed at developing, and later teaching, a short-course curriculum on using Jupyter notebooks for reproducible research practices. The event will be held Jan. 9 to 11 at the UC Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS). More>

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Campus Construction on Gayley Road to Impact Traffic Nov. 16

Gayley Road, near the intersection with Stadium Rim Way, will be reduced to one lane, with two-way traffic directed by flaggers from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect delays and consider alternate routes.

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Campus Hosts Cleantech-to-Market Presentations on Dec. 2

Learn about emerging cleantech solutions from Caltech, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Berkeley Lab. For the first time in C2M’s history, all participants are existing start-ups, including five from Cyclotron Road. The event includes a networking reception with faculty, students, scientists, and energy industry professionals. Go here for more info and to register.

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Lab Researchers Invited to Pitch Their Startup to Investors

Apply by Nov. 9 for an opportunity to pitch your startup to and network with top Silicon Valley investors on their turf at VC Connect, Dec. 1, in Menlo Park. Startups founded by Berkeley Lab researchers and UC Berkeley students/alumni are eligible. Presented by the Haas Venture Fellows, Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association, and UC Berkeley’s innovation hubs.

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Oct. 31 Application Deadline for DOE Berkeley Cleantech University Prize

The DOE Berkeley Cleantech University Prize (CUP) invites student-led teams from universities across the U.S. to submit their innovative cleantech ideas for a chance to partake in a 15-week mentorship program and compete for a $50,000 grand prize. Winners will be selected at the BERC Energy Summit in February. Past CUP Finalists include Cyclotron Road’s OPUS 12 and Cuberg. Apply>

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Lab Physicist Receives Academic Senate’s Faculty Service Award

Bob Jacobsen, current dean of undergraduate studies and a longtime leader in the Academic Senate, has been honored with the Berkeley Faculty Service Award for 2016. The award is given to those who has given outstanding and dedicated service to the Berkeley campus and the academic senate. More>

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Workshop on ‘Designing Your Future Self: Life After Full-Time Work’

This two-part workshop is aimed at active UC staff who are several years out from retiring. The series will help participants design a plan for post “full-time work” life using interactive self-assessments to help develop their own personal ‘next chapters’. The workshop takes place Oct. 14 and 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in 150 University Hall on campus. Send e-mail here to register.

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Richard Muller’s New Book Links Flow of Time With Big Bang

A simple question from his wife, “Does physics really allow people to travel back in time?” propelled Lab physicist Richard Muller on a quest to resolve a fundamental problem that had puzzled him throughout his 45-year career: Why does the arrow of time flow inexorably toward the future, constantly creating new “nows”? That quest resulted in his new book “Now: The Physics of Time.” More>

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Oct. 3 Campus Talk on Exploring the Universe With Gravitational Waves

Rainer Weiss of MIT and LIGO will describe some of the difficult history of gravitational waves proposed exactly 100 years ago. The concepts used in the instruments and the methods for data analysis that enable the measurement of gravitational wave strains of 10-21 and smaller will be presented. The talk begins at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 in UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Auditorium. More>

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Nobel Prize Winner, World-Class Biophysicist to Join Lab, UC Berkeley

Chemistry Nobelist Eric Betzig (pictured) and world-class biophysicist Na Ji will join Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley in the summer of 2017. They will serve as faculty scientists in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division of the Biosciences Area. More>

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