Today at Berkeley Lab

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.

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>

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>

Instrumentation Colloquium Today on Advancing Electron Microscopy

Molecular Foundry researcher and UC Berkeley professor Mary Scott will discuss “Advancing Electron Microscopy to Atomic Resolution 3D” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

‘Atomic Architect’ Tess Smidt to Give Two Lectures Today

Tess Smidt, a Lab Alvarez Fellow who is designing a neural network that can automatically generate novel atomic crystal structures, will discuss her research at 11 a.m. in the Molecular Foundry’s Chemla Room (Bldg. 67-3111). She then heads to campus for “From Cal, to Google, to Berkeley Lab: Becoming an Atomic Architect” at 4 p.m. in the Hearst Mining Building (room 290). Learn more about Smidt here.

Lab Hosts Oct. 23 Talk on Accessibility for Disability Employment Awareness Month

Carrie Farber will discuss her personal experience with disability in a brown-bag session on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54). The session will also be livestreamed. Farber is the digital accessibility lead at Walmart eCommerce and works on digital inclusion and universal design to drive better experiences for all customers.

Mary Maxon Tells Leaders Carbon Could Be California’s Next Gold Rush

Biosciences ALD Mary Maxon recently spoke at an event hosted by the East Bay Economic Development Alliance about the East Bay’s unique biotech innovation ecosystem. During the panel discussion, Maxon noted that carbon waste could be California’s next gold rush, driving the bioeconomy. The discussion was recorded by Contra Costa TV and will be rebroadcast through October. Go here to see the schedule.

Seminar on International Atomic Energy Agency’s Technical Challenges and Needs on Sept. 24

Dimitri Finker from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Ron Webster from the United States Support Program in the International Safeguards Project Office at Brookhaven National Laboratory will present at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

Lab’s Ushizima to Speak on Machine Learning and Cancer Detection

Dani Ushizima — with the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) and the Computational Research Division’s Data Analytics and Visualization Group — has been invited to speak at the East Bay Biden Cancer Community Summit on Friday, Sept. 21. Ushizima will describe how she and other scientists are using machine learning to accelerate cancer detection.

Foundry Fall Seminar Series Begins Sept. 11

The next Molecular Foundry Seminar Series features a lineup of eight distinguished speakers whose research interests span the field of nanoscience. The series occurs every Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 67-3111, starting on Sept. 11. The Oct. 16 talk features Irfan Siddiqi, who will discuss QIS (Quantum Information Science) research efforts at the Lab and UC Berkeley. More>