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EESA Hosts TOUGH Symposium at the Lab This Week

A symposium on the applications and enhancements of the popular TOUGH flow-simulation computer programs is underway through Wednesday in the Building 66 Auditorium. Hosted by the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, the ninth triennial TOUGH symposium brings together users of the TOUGH codes for the simulation of multiphase fluid and heat flows in porous and fractured media.

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IT Division Hosts LabTech Event on Oct. 25

LabTech is an annual free event that focuses on computing and technology for Berkeley Lab employees. Hosted by the IT Division, LabTech features technical talks, discussion sessions, networking opportunities, demonstrations, and more. Whether you are a scientist seeking the latest tools for data management or you want to learn more about G Suite tools, LabTech has something for everyone. Register here.

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All Access Passes Offered for Oct. 16-18 VERGE Summit

The Lab’s Intellectual Property Office and Energy Technologies Area have arranged for Lab researchers interested in sustainability technology to attend the VERGE 2018 Summit, taking place Oct. 16-18 in Oakland. The summit will explore scalable solutions within three dynamic and influential markets: clean energy, transportation and mobility, and the circular economy. Go here for instructions to obtain an all-access pass.

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EESA Workshop Explores Challenges to Watershed Research

The Earth and Environmental Sciences’ Watershed Function project led the first “Watershed Science Collaboration Workshop” last week in Crested Butte, CO. Over 100 leading scientists from around the globe gathered to identify and discuss cross-cutting watershed frontier research challenges. More>

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Bay Area Battery Summit: Building Better Batteries

Battery researchers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers will gather for the 2018 Bay Area Battery Summit, “Building Better Batteries,” on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. The event will be an in-depth look at lithium/cobalt technologies and their societal impact; how new, emerging cobalt-free technologies could help build better batteries; and recycling and reuse of critical materials. More>

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Lab Participates in Recent Innovation XLab Energy Storage Summit

The Innovation XLab Energy Storage Summit, held this week at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, explored energy storage and its potential to boost transportation and a distributed electricity grid. The event showcased the resources available at DOE national labs that can be leveraged by industry for energy storage applications. This highlights video mentions NERSC and includes an interview with Associate Lab Director Ravi Prasher. More>

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Lab Hosts Government Representatives as Part of Global Climate Action Summit

On Sept. 12, the Lab hosted a tour for government representatives, policymakers, and nonprofit organizations attending this week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. The tour featured presentations on leveraging the Lab’s latest research tools to design effective community resilience and mitigation strategies. More>

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Lab’s Inez Fung, Bill Collins Featured in KQED Article on Global Climate Action Summit

This week corporate and civic leaders from around the world have gathered in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, spearheaded by Gov. Jerry Brown to address global warming issues. While the outlook appears grim by many standards, recently refined climate models suggest that aggressively cutting emissions could improve future life on Earth in significant ways — or at least blunt the impact of continued warming. More>

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Lab Hosts Event to Explore Land-Energy Nexus, Climate Change Mitigation

Margaret Torn of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area is spearheading an official affiliate event as part of the Global Climate Action Summit. At the Sept. 11 event, scientists, policy makers, and business leaders will explore how land and energy solutions to climate change can and must work together. John Holdren will give a lunchtime address. Register here. Submit a poster abstract by Sept. 7.

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Register Now for Oct. 2-4 ALS User Meeting

This year’s Advanced Light Source User Meeting features a new format designed with students and early career scientists in mind. In addition to plenary talks, a poster session, and workshops, there will be a greater emphasis on tutorials. The 25th anniversary of the ALS will also be celebrated. Early registration ends Sept. 16. More>

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