Today at Berkeley Lab

Jan. 10 Panel Discussion on Lab’s Water Technology Research

Lab researchers will explore innovative solutions to improving the reliability, efficiency, and sustainability of water-energy systems in the state and U.S. at a panel discussion on Jan. 10 in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. Peter Fiske, director of the Lab’s Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute, will moderate. The event will be streamed live. More>

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Jay Marx Gives Talk on Discovery of Gravitational Waves on Dec. 18

Jay Marx, formerly with LIGO at Caltech, will discuss the discovery of gravitational waves from a merging pair of black holes 1.3 billion light-years away, confirming the most radical prediction of Einstein’s theory of gravity. The event — aimed at scientists and non-scientists alike — starts at 3 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. It will be streamed live. More>

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Peter Denes to Speak at Nov. 29 Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium

Peter Denes, of the Laboratory Directorate, will speak on “Electrons, Photons, Neurons: Probing Minds, Seeing Small” on Nov. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Nov. 28 NPower Talk on Helping Veterans Gain New Careers

Lab employees are invited to a talk by NPower on Nov. 28 from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. NPower provides pathways to employment for military veterans. The talk, sponsored by the Lab’s Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG), will cover how NPower creates internships and job placement for veterans. Send email here for more information on this event or VERG.

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Nov. 8 Pat Durbin/Burris Cunningham Lecture Features Ken Raymond

Ken Raymond of the Chemical Sciences Division will discuss “Metal Ion Specific Complexing Agents” at the Pat Durbin and Burris Cunningham Memorial Lecture on Nov. 8 in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. A reception will be held at 3:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 4 p.m. The lecture series, hosted by the Glenn T. Seaborg Center, honors the seminal work of Pat Durbin and Burris Cunningham.

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Earth Sciences Talk on Ecohydrologic Consequences of Critical Zone Evolution

On Friday, Nov. 3, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring UC Berkeley professor William Dietrich. He will discuss “The Soil is Not Enough: the Ecohydrologic Consequences of Critical Zone Evolution” at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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‘Women in Science’ Lectures Debut With Doudna-Palca Interview

Please join us for a conversation between Berkeley Lab researcher Jennifer Doudna and NPR science correspondent Joe Palca on Monday, Nov. 20, at 1:15 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. The event is the first in the Director’s Distinguished Women in Science speaker series, a venue for women scientists to share their work and perspectives with the Lab community. The event will be streamed live at streaming.lbl.gov. More>

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Video of Christof Koch Lecture Now Available

Those who missed the Oct. 26 lecture by Christof Koch on “Big Science, Team Science, Open Science for Neuroscience” can view a recording of the presentation here. Koch, a neuroscientist best known for his work on the neural bases of consciousness, is chief scientist and president of the Allen Institute.

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Oct. 30 EESA Talk on How Fukushima is a Model for Environmental Recovery

This free event at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley features presentations on how extensive clean-up allowed Fukushima Prefecture to achieve a remarkable recovery after the nuclear accident there in 2011. The 6 p.m. event includes remarks by Haruko Wainwright, a scientist in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area. Register for the event here.

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Oct. 30 Brown-Bag Talk on Autism and Inclusion in the Workplace

As part of the Lab’s efforts to increase awareness during Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office and the All Access Employee Resource Group will host an autism awareness brown-bag lunch on Monday, Oct. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. More>

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