Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Sign Ups Now Accepted for UC Berkeley Summer Camps

The campus offers a variety of camps for kids from kindergarten to high school, including sports, business, science, environmental design, and writing. Go here to see a complete listing and registration information.

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Cleantech to Market Applications Due by March 2

C2M is an interdisciplinary program at the Haas School of Business that provides technology evaluation and market assessment to help transform cleantech research into market opportunities. C2M selects a cohort of inventions that have strong potential for cleantech commercialization, then hand selects commercialization teams comprising top UC Berkeley graduate students. More>

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Alivisatos Wins Dan David Prize for Nanoscience Research

The Dan David Foundation, headquartered at Tel Aviv University, awards three prizes annually of $1 million each for outstanding achievements in three time dimensions: past, present and future. Alivisatos shared the “future” prize with Chad Mirkin of Northwestern University and Sir John Pendry of Imperial College London. More>

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Campus Energy Group Hosts Feb. 18 Expo and Feb. 19 Summit

The Feb. 18 event features a competition for the $100K Cleantech University Prize (5 to 7 p.m. in Sibley Auditorium), and an Innovation Expo (7 to 9 p.m. in the Hearst Mining Hall lobby), which showcases energy research by UC Berkeley students. A summit on the future of energy development takes place the following day. Go here for ticket information.

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Meet Your Future Startup Team at Feb. 19 SkyDeck Event

The Cal Innovators Mixer, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at SkyDeck in Berkeley, brings together Lab researchers, the SkyDeck startup community, and UC Berkeley graduate students from the Schools of Engineering, Computer Science, Information, and Business. The event is free, but registration is required.

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National Academy of Sciences President to Give Talks on Campus

Ralph Cicerone will discuss “Contemporary Climate Change as Seen through Measurements” on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and “Why We Have Effective Agreements to Protect the Ozone Layer, But Not to Stabilize Climate,” on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Both presentations begin at 4:10 p.m. in the Student Union’s Pauley Ballroom (2475 Bancroft Way). The lectures are free…no tickets required.

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