Today at Berkeley Lab

Foundry Winter Seminar Series Begins January 15

The Molecular Foundry’s winter seminar series features a lineup of eight distinguished speakers whose research interests span the field of nanoscience. Seminars are on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. The first talk takes place on Jan. 15, featuring the Lab’s Karen Davies, who will discuss “Cryo-electron Tomography to Understand Nanoscale Structures in Cells.” Go here to see the full line-up of talks.

Dec. 6 EESA Talk on Nuclear Waste Disposal

On Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Christophe Tournassat of the French Geological Survey. Tournassat will discuss “Advances in Understanding of Geochemical Processes for Nuclear Waste Disposal.” More>

Instrumentation Colloquium Today on Nanofabrication

Bill Flounders, executive director of the UC Berkeley Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory, will discuss “You Plan to Do Your Nanofabrication Where?!” on Wednesday, Nov. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium.

Campus Talk Today on Communicating Scientific Research

How can you synthesize and translate your research for lay audiences, begin to think about applied science for global challenges while still in graduate school, or become an expert science communicator for science gatherings, government and civil society groups, and the press? UC Berkeley’s Dan Kammen will answer these and other questions at 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 in UC Berkeley’s Blum Hall. More>

Lab’s Arielle Little Gives Talk on Exploring Quantum Materials on Nov. 16

Arielle Little of the Lab’s Materials Sciences Division will discuss the “weird and wonderful world of quantum materials” during a talk on Friday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Scarlet City Espresso Bar, at 3960 Adeline St. in Emeryville. UC Berkeley grad student Vinay Ramasesh will give a talk on “Exploring the Physics of Black Holes With Quantum Computers“ at the same event. More>

Nov. 9 Talk on ‘Swords to Plowshares’ Efforts to Support Veterans

Tyler Solorio of Swords to Plowshares will be speaking at the Lab on Friday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 15, Room 253. The talk is sponsored by the Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG) and is one of several activities this month saluting employees who are veterans. More>

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>

CRD’s Peisert to Discuss Data Sharing at National Academies’ COSEMPUP Meeting

Sean Peisert, a cybersecurity expert in the Lab’s Computational Research Division, will be part of two panels of distinguished speakers on the topic of data sharing at a meeting of the Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy, a joint unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, on Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C. More>

Judith Campisi to Speak at EX-Ls Luncheon on Nov. 15

Biosciences’ Judith Campisi will give a talk on “The Essence of Senescence” at the next ‘EX-Ls’ Berkeley Lab Retirement Association luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in the Berkeley Marina at 200 Marina Blvd. Registration costs $40. Questions? Contact Kathy Bjornstad, EX-Ls activity coordinator.

MSD’s Irfan Siddiqi to Lead Seminar on ‘The Dawn of Quantum Processors’ Today

Irfan Siddiqi, a faculty scientist in the Lab’s Materials Sciences Division and professor in the Physics Department at UC Berkeley, will give a talk on “The Dawn of Quantum Processors” on Friday, Nov. 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at 306 Soda Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. More>