Using an automated supernova-hunting pipeline based at NERSC, astronomers have captured multiple images of a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova. This detection is currently the only one of its kind. Lab scientists have a method for identifying more of these events using existing wide-field surveys. Check out yesterday’s Facebook Live Q&A on this research. More>
As required by a 2015 White House initiative, all publications resulting from federally funded work must be made available to the public. To improve compliance, the Lab is deploying a new publications system. Lab authors will begin receiving email from this system asking them to claim their publications. Go here for more information and details on April 24 and May 1 training opportunities.
Since 1970, Earth Day — which takes place April 22 — has celebrated our home planet, and the ways we can all take better care of it. Learn some ways you can help make every day Earth Day by checking out the Sustainable Berkeley Lab website and stopping by the Safety, Security, and Sustainability Fair on Thursday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Cafeteria parking lot.
The May 12 forum will explore responses to the global impacts of human activity. Speakers will provide a synopsis of the state of the planet, the challenges faced, and solutions being developed. Lab participants include David Ackerly, Bill Collins, Inez Fung, Ashok Gadgil, Mary Ann Piette, and Ravi Prasher. More>
Our admin professionals work hard, so to honor their efforts, the Guest House will host a BBQ on Wednesday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature free burgers, hot dogs, and vegetarian option, as well as drinks, sides, and cookies. Go here to RSVP.