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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>

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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>

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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>

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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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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>

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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.

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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>

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Talk on Legacy of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics This Friday

Félicie Albert from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will give a talk at 11 a.m. this Friday, Nov. 2, in the Building 50 Auditorium on chirped pulsed amplification, the discovery of which garnered Donna Strickland and Gerard Mourou the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics. This seminar will discuss the history and current status of such lasers, and present notable applications, especially in the field of laser-plasma accelerators.

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Oct. 26 EESA Talk on Variations and Healing of Seismic Velocity

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar featuring Roel Snieder of the Colorado School of Mines, who will discuss “Variations and Healing of Seismic Velocity.” The talk takes place on Friday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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Oct. 26 EESA Talk on Effective Negotiation Skills

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a talk featuring Roel Snieder of the Colorado School of Mines, who will discuss “Effective Negotiation Skills.” The talk takes place Friday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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