Today at Berkeley Lab

Mexico City Mayor-Elect Claudia Sheinbaum Visits Lab

Mexico City Mayor-elect Claudia Sheinbaum visited the Lab on Nov. 9 as part of a Bay Area visit to learn about electric transportation and waste recycling. Sheinbaum conducted research at the Lab from 1991 to 1994, analyzing energy consumption in Mexico and other industrialized countries. She attended presentations by the Energy Technologies and Earth and Environmental Sciences Areas, as well as the Lab’s Mexico Energy Initiative. More>

Lab Hosts Government Representatives as Part of Global Climate Action Summit

On Sept. 12, the Lab hosted a tour for government representatives, policymakers, and nonprofit organizations attending this week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. The tour featured presentations on leveraging the Lab’s latest research tools to design effective community resilience and mitigation strategies. More>

NIST Leaders Visit Lab, Campus to Discuss Quantum Information Science

Walter Copan (2nd from right), director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and other NIST leaders visited the Lab and UC Berkeley on July 19 to learn about the two institutions’ efforts to advance quantum information science. The group also discussed NIST’s role in quantum research, and innovative ways to engage with industry. The visit included presentations as well as tours of NERSC and UC Berkeley’s Center for Integrated Precision and Quantum Measurement. More>

The Lab’s Fire-Prevention Goats Are Back

As part of the Lab’s efforts to manage vegetation and reduce wildland fire fuels, these polyphagous browsers have been brought back to the Hill to begin their important work. They’ll be at various locations over the next several weeks.

District Director for Congresswoman Barbara Lee Visits Berkeley Lab

Tatyana Kalinga (left), district director for Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recently visited Berkeley Lab for the first time. She received an overview of the Lab from Director Witherell, was briefed on the Lab’s international clean energy collaborations, and toured NERSC, the Molecular Foundry, and the Advanced Light Source. Kalinga previously worked for the congresswoman for 11 years in her Washington, D.C. office.

Video Chronicles the Sights and Sounds of Perry Visit

During Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s visit on March 27, he stopped by Lab user facilities and heard from numerous scientists about their research. This video captures what he saw, and uses his own words to describe what he learned. Watch>

Energy Secretary Perry ‘Proud’ to be Part of National Labs

Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured Lab facilities and learned about the Lab’s research and history during a visit on March 27. He addressed employees at a town hall meeting, during which he said he was “proud” to be part of the national lab system, and that serving as the DOE director is the “coolest” job he’s ever had. Go here to watch the town hall presentation. More>

Brief Traffic, Gate, Shuttle Bus Delays Today Due to Secretary Perry Visit

During Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s March 27 visit, Lab gates, shuttle buses, and specific roadways will be temporarily closed, stopped, or blocked, respectively, for short periods of time (approximately two to five minutes each). Employees are asked to exercise patience during these interruptions and follow instructions from Protective Services staff throughout the day.

Secretary Perry to Visit Berkeley Lab on March 27

Director Witherell will host the visit, which includes a welcome and brief introduction to Berkeley Lab in the Bldg. 50 Lobby, followed by tours of the Advanced Light Source, the Molecular Foundry, NERSC, and ESnet. Employees can watch a livestreamed town hall with the secretary at 3:30 p.m. More>

DOE Senior Advisor on Veterans Relations Visits Lab

Morgan Luttrell visited on Jan. 11 to learn more about the Lab’s computing capabilities and explore partnerships to improve health care for veterans. He heard presentations from researchers in the Computing Sciences and Biosciences Areas, toured NERSC, the Molecular Foundry, and the Advanced Light Source, and met with Lab veterans, among other activities. More>