Today at Berkeley Lab

Who’s Your Favorite Scientist? These Kids Answer in Entertaining Ways

While staffing the Lab’s booth at the Discovery Day science education event on Nov. 3, employees stopped to talk with students from elementary school to high school to find out who their favorite scientist is. They gave a broad range of answers — from Frankenstein to the character “Doc” in the “Back to the Future” films — in typical kid fashion.

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Lab Veterans Invited to Nov. 13 Appreciation Luncheon; Request to Self-Identify

Armed Forces veteran employees are invited to an appreciation luncheon on Nov. 13. If you are a veteran and have not received an invitation, contact Joelle Bradley. Veterans are also encouraged to self-identify in the HR system to receive notification of any future veterans events. Use your LDAP to log in, select “self identification” from the menu, and scroll down to the section on “U.S. Military and Protected Veterans.”

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Lab Brings Science to the People at Discovery Day at AT&T Park

Discovery Day at AT&T Park, held Nov. 3 as part of the Bay Area Science Festival, was the culmination of a series of local activities for young scientists. The free event was packed with children of all ages getting hands-on experience with goop, brains, robots, and rockets. The Berkeley Lab booth added kale, lettuce, lights, bacteria, and even pepper to the experiment opportunities offered to attendees. Go here for more info and a photo feature.

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Dark Matter Day: The Lighter Side of Dark Matter

Yesterday was Halloween, but did you know it was also Dark Matter Day? In this video from a Q&A livestreamed yesterday, Berkeley Lab’s Dan McKinsey, Simone Pagan-Griso, and Matt Pyle of the Physics Division share their expertise and insights about mysterious, elusive dark matter and the experiments designed to search for it.

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Attend Lawrence Hall of Science Event Featuring NSF Director France Córdova

The Lawrence Hall of Science is hosting Dr. France Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation, for a presentation and reception on Nov. 5. Attendees will learn about the NSF’s current priorities, network with UC Berkeley faculty and community stakeholders, and make connections that enable further collaborations around broader impacts, education, and outreach activities. The event is free, but registration is required.

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Facebook Live Event on the Lighter Side of Dark Matter This Wednesday

Watch Lab scientists Dan McKinsey, Simone Pagan-Griso, and Matt Pyle share their expertise and insights about dark matter as well as the experiments designed to search for it at this Facebook Live Event at 9 a.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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Have You Decorated Your Lab Space for Halloween? Share a Photo With TABL

Has the spirit of Halloween moved you and your colleagues to put up goulish decorations in your office? Or maybe you’ve transformed your cubicle into a scary space? If so, take a photo and we’ll share it with the Lab on Oct. 31. Send photos to [email protected] by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

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Foundry Announces 2018 NanoArt Image Contest Winners

In celebration of National Nano Day, the Molecular Foundry User Community and the general public have selected the winners of the Foundry’s 2018 NanoArt Image Contest. The top three placements in each category will be professionally printed and displayed in the Molecular Foundry’s lobby in Building 67. More>

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Postdoc Association Hosts Halloween ‘Meet & Greet’ on Oct. 26

Employees are invited to the October edition of the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association’s “Meet & Greet” gathering on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. on the cafeteria patio. This month’s theme is Halloween.

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Staff Invited to Join JGI Halloween Runaround on Oct. 31

While the Hill version of the Runaround is now in the rearview mirror, Lab staff can look forward to another fun footrace as the Joint Genome Institute hosts its annual Halloween Runaround. The race begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the JGI facility in Walnut Creek. All participants are asked to come in costume for this 3K walk/run event. Email Christine Naca to register.

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