Today at Berkeley Lab

NIST Leaders Visit Lab, Campus to Discuss Quantum Information Science

Walter Copan (2nd from right), director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and other NIST leaders visited the Lab and UC Berkeley on July 19 to learn about the two institutions’ efforts to advance quantum information science. The group also discussed NIST’s role in quantum research, and innovative ways to engage with industry. The visit included presentations as well as tours of NERSC and UC Berkeley’s Center for Integrated Precision and Quantum Measurement. More>

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The Lab’s Fire-Prevention Goats Are Back

As part of the Lab’s efforts to manage vegetation and reduce wildland fire fuels, these polyphagous browsers have been brought back to the Hill to begin their important work. They’ll be at various locations over the next several weeks.

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District Director for Congresswoman Barbara Lee Visits Berkeley Lab

Tatyana Kalinga (left), district director for Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recently visited Berkeley Lab for the first time. She received an overview of the Lab from Director Witherell, was briefed on the Lab’s international clean energy collaborations, and toured NERSC, the Molecular Foundry, and the Advanced Light Source. Kalinga previously worked for the congresswoman for 11 years in her Washington, D.C. office.

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Video Chronicles the Sights and Sounds of Perry Visit

During Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s visit on March 27, he stopped by Lab user facilities and heard from numerous scientists about their research. This video captures what he saw, and uses his own words to describe what he learned. Watch>

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Energy Secretary Perry ‘Proud’ to be Part of National Labs

Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured Lab facilities and learned about the Lab’s research and history during a visit on March 27. He addressed employees at a town hall meeting, during which he said he was “proud” to be part of the national lab system, and that serving as the DOE director is the “coolest” job he’s ever had. Go here to watch the town hall presentation. More>

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Brief Traffic, Gate, Shuttle Bus Delays Today Due to Secretary Perry Visit

During Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s March 27 visit, Lab gates, shuttle buses, and specific roadways will be temporarily closed, stopped, or blocked, respectively, for short periods of time (approximately two to five minutes each). Employees are asked to exercise patience during these interruptions and follow instructions from Protective Services staff throughout the day.

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Secretary Perry to Visit Berkeley Lab on March 27

Director Witherell will host the visit, which includes a welcome and brief introduction to Berkeley Lab in the Bldg. 50 Lobby, followed by tours of the Advanced Light Source, the Molecular Foundry, NERSC, and ESnet. Employees can watch a livestreamed town hall with the secretary at 3:30 p.m. More>

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DOE Senior Advisor on Veterans Relations Visits Lab

Morgan Luttrell visited on Jan. 11 to learn more about the Lab’s computing capabilities and explore partnerships to improve health care for veterans. He heard presentations from researchers in the Computing Sciences and Biosciences Areas, toured NERSC, the Molecular Foundry, and the Advanced Light Source, and met with Lab veterans, among other activities. More>

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DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar Visits Lab

Paul Dabbar’s visit on Jan. 18 focused on the Lab’s user facilities and industry engagement programs. He toured the Integrative Genomics Building construction site, JBEI, NERSC, the Molecular Foundry, and the Advanced Light Source, and heard presentations on the proposed science to be conducted at the Lab’s Biocampus site, and high-performance computing. Go here to view a slideshow of his visit.

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International Journalists Visit Lab on Oct. 29

The Lab’s Strategic Communications Group hosted a visit on Oct. 29 by nearly 50 international journalists who were attending the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists. Director Witherell addressed the group, which then toured the Advanced Light Source, Molecular Foundry, and NERSC. Nearly 1,400 attended the conference in San Francisco, the first time it was held in the United States. More>

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