Today at Berkeley Lab

Video Highlights Energy Secretary’s Tour of All National Labs

In a recent Facebook post, Energy Secretary Rick Perry lauds the DOE’s national labs and “the incredible work being undertaken by our nation’s brightest minds.” The post includes a video that features his visit to all 17 national labs, including Berkeley Lab

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Chabot Space & Science Center Hosts Nov. 10 Talk With Livermore Lab Researchers

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will discuss “Biomolecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging With X-Ray Lasers,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. While the presentation is open to all, it is geared toward high school students. They will get free admission and a T-shirt for attending. Among the speakers is former Lab researcher Megan Shelby. More>

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Apply for the Spring 2019 Energy I-Corps

Letters of intent to apply for the Spring 2019 cohort of Energy I-Corps – DOE’s intensive entrepreneurial training program – are due Nov. 9, 5 p.m. EST. If you’re interested in applying, contact Russell Carrington in the Intellectual Property Office (x6439) by Nov. 6. Teams selected to submit full proposals will be notified in late November. More>

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EcoPods Team Participating in DOE Entrepreneurial Program

Biosciences Area researchers Esther Singer, Cinta Gomez Silvan, and Vega Shah are part of a Lab team developing pilot-scale ecosystems called EcoPods that participated in the opening session of DOE’s Energy I-Corps program earlier this month in Golden, Colorado. More>

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DOE to Build Next-Gen Supercomputer ‘Perlmutter’ at Berkeley Lab

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Berkeley Lab has signed a $146 million contract with Cray for the facility’s next-generation supercomputer. The pre-exascale machine, named “Perlmutter” in honor of Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter, is slated to be delivered in 2020. More>

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Berkeley Lab Team Takes Part in DOE’s Energy I-Corps Program

Biosciences Area researchers Marcin Joachimiak and Deepti Tanjore are representing the Lab at the U.S. Department of Energy’s I-Corps program, an intensive two-month training course that pairs national laboratory researchers with industry mentors to develop viable market pathways for their technologies. The pair presented their project during the opening session held October 1–5 in Golden, Colorado. More>

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Apply for DOE’s FY19 Technology Commercialization Fund

The Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF), offered by DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions, supports promising commercial technologies as they develop along the lab-to-market path. Proposal Eligibility Declarations for the FY19 TCF are due Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. PST. View details and eligibility requirements. Up to $28.3 million is available for FY19 funding. Three Berkeley Lab proposals were funded in FY18.

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Ice Sheet Simulations at NERSC Shed Light on Sea Level Rise Projections

The BISICLES (Berkeley Ice Sheet Initiative for CLimate ExtremeS) program is an important tool for research into how the loss of Antarctic ice shelves could contribute to sea level rise. The simulations shown here, created at NERSC by Lab scientist Dan Martin, demonstrate the millennial-scale vulnerability of the ice sheet due solely to the loss of its ice shelves. More>

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Report Highlights 40 Years of Basic Energy Science at DOE

The Department of Energy has issued a report highlighting outstanding examples of major scientific accomplishments emerging from 40 years of DOE Basic Energy Sciences support of the national labs. Lab research and facilities were among the highlights included in the report, and various employees served as resources.

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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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