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Campus Hosts Data Science Workshop Info Session on April 28

Are you a grad student or postdoc interested in pursuing a career in data science? An information session will be held Thursday, April 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. in 190 Doe Library, to learn more about the upcoming Data Science Workshop (July 9-30). The workshop features small teams who are paired with industry mentors to work on a data science project. More>

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Cal Hosts Annual Open House on April 16

Cal Day includes over 400 activities, including museum tours, music performances, sports, lectures, demonstrations, information sessions, and more. The event begins at 8 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Go here to view a complete schedule.

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April Events at the Botanical Garden

Learn about the animals of the garden with your kids, growing summer dry native plants, or taking stunning photos with an iPhone, among other activities, at the Botanical Garden. Admission to the garden is free to employees by showing Lab ID. More>

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Irfan Siddiqi of Materials Sciences Wins Cal Teaching Award

Five UC Berkeley faculty have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching. The award recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact. Siddiqi is a professor of physics. More>

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Using Deep Learning to Picture all of the Earth’s Water

Scientists are using artificial intelligence to help them achieve precise, dynamic measurements of water levels around the world. Steven Glaser of the Energy Geosciences Division says most current water models are based on readings from the last 50 years. More>

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Supernova Shockwave Captured by Astronomers for the First Time

Daniel Kasen of the Nuclear Science Division was part of the team that reported this week the first observation of a “shock breakout,” which is when the shock wave of an exploding star punches through the surrounding stellar matter and becomes visible. More>

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Magnetic Chips Could Dramatically Increase Computing’s Energy Efficiency

Berkeley engineers have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can actually operate at the lowest fundamental energy dissipation theoretically possible under the laws of thermodynamics. Jeffrey Bokor of the Materials Sciences Division is the senior author on this study. More>

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Campus Hosts ‘Genomics Program Biotechnology Companies Day’ on March 18

The Genomics Program Biotechnology Companies Day will include visitors from a number of local companies who will describe problems/findings of interest, and interact with the guests of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. Registration is required to attend this event. There is no registration fee. The Lab’s Hayan Lee is one of the organizers. More>

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PET Scans Reveal Key Details of Alzheimer’s Protein Growth in Aging Brains

The research shows for the first time that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults, a key advance in the early diagnosis and staging of the neurodegenerative disorder. Berkeley Lab’s William Jagust is the study’s principal investigator. More>

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Lab Staff Have Lending Privileges With UC Berkeley Libraries

Employees can request books online and have them delivered to the Lab’s library in Building 50-4034C. Books are typically delivered within a few business days. You’ll receive an e-mail when it arrives. Books can be returned at the Lab library as well. Or use your Lab ID badge to check out books directly from UC Berkeley libraries. E-mail library@lbl.gov for more info. More>

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