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Archives for December 2016

Filling in the Nuclear Data Gaps

Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Data Group is conducting new experiments to address common data needs in nuclear medicine, nuclear energy and fusion R&D, security, and counter-proliferation work. Lee Bernstein was recently brought aboard to lead the group. More>

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A Holiday Message From Director Witherell

As we enter the Christmas/New Year’s holiday season, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everybody at the Lab for their dedication and hard work over the past year. Please enjoy your well-earned time at home with family and friends. More>

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Lab Attorney and His Daughter Pen and Paint a New Book on Birds

Looking for a project to do together over last year’s holiday break, Robin Chiang of the Innovations & Partnerships Office and his daughter Rosalie collaborated on the book “A is for Albatross: Birds A-Z.” Robin drew the birds and Rosalie wrote the text and painted the birds. The book was a big hit at the Lab’s recent Holiday Craft Fair, with both signing copies of the self-published tome. More>

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Health Net and Sutter Contract Negotiations Continue

The University is receiving regular Sutter updates from Health Net and will inform Health Net members about the final outcome as soon as it is available. No action is needed at this time. Go here for details in the event Sutter Health is terminated from the Health Net Blue & Gold.

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Photo Club ‘Anything Holiday’ Contest Winners Announced

In first place is Haris Mahic (ALS). Tied for second are Janie Page (ETA), Karen Lingua (OCFO), Tim Kneafsey (EESA), and Ross Schaefer (Facilities). Tied for third are Stephen Czarnecki (ETA) and Matt Rivas (Facilities). Tied for fourth are John Christensen (EESA) and Jon Bertsch (JGI). Go here to view the winning images and for more on the Photo Club.

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2016 Lab Science in Review

From big gains in understanding Earth’s climate and environment, to advancements in health, computing, clean energy, imaging, cosmology, materials sciences, and energy efficiency, the Lab had a banner year of impactful research. Go here to view a social media round-up of the Lab’s scientific highlights.

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Lab Awarded $4.6 Million for Transformational Agriculture Technologies

Researchers in ATAP and EESA have been awarded $2.3 million from ARPA-E for projects to “see” into the soil and ultimately develop crops that take carbon out of the atmosphere. One technology aims to use electrical current to image the root system. The other will use neutron scattering to measure the distribution of carbon and other elements in the soil. More>

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JGI Launches Viruses Database on IMG System

In a series of four articles published in the January 2017 Database issue of the Nucleic Acids Research journal, JGI researchers report on the latest updates to several publicly accessible databases and computational tools that benefit the global community of microbial researchers. One report focuses on a new database dedicated to global viral diversity. More>

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NERSC Seeks Postdocs for NESAP for Data Program

The NESAP for Data program focuses on the needs of data-intensive science applications that perform processing and analysis of data from experimental or observational sources. In collaboration with science user communities, the postdoc will explore how to adapt these applications to perform data science and knowledge discovery at scale. More>

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