SULI mentor Carolyn Larabell is leading a new study into imaging infected cells using soft X-ray tomography, a microscopic imaging technique that can generate incredibly detailed, three-dimensional scans.
Archives for February 2022
A collaboration between Berkeley Lab’s Applied Mathematics and Computational Research Division (AMCRD) and Physics Division has yielded a new approach to error mitigation that could help make quantum computing’s theoretical potential a reality. SULI mentors Bert de Jong and Ben Nachman are quoted.
Susan Hubbard, the founding Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) and WD&E mentor, left Berkeley Lab to begin a new role as the Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on March 1.
On March 8 and 9, Berkeley Lab will host the National Energy Storage Summit, which will convene and connect national and regional thought leaders across industry, government, communities, and the research enterprise to catalyze solutions and partnerships around specific challenges to America’s energy storage future.
In the latest Basics2Breakthroughs episode, scientist and WD&E mentor Michael Whittaker develops tools and methods to view mineral resources in new ways, zooming in to the level of atoms to inspire ideas that will help transition towards sustainable extraction of critical elements like lithium.
Julie Chao writes about how Berkeley Lab is working to better understand California’s Salton Sea’s geothermal lithium resources. Pat Dobson, a WD&E mentor, leads the project.
A new fungal strain has been discovered in a spacecraft assembly facility and named after a long-time Berkeley Lab microbiologist and WD&E mentor, Tamas Torok.
On February 17, 2022, at 1:00 PM, Carol Burns, Deputy Lab Director, will share recent Lab highlights with the LBNL Retiree Association (EX-Ls), as well as her observations from her initial months at Berkeley Lab. She will discuss some of the Lab’s goals for 2022.
An international research team that includes Berkeley Lab scientists and WD&E mentors Alan Poon and Bjoern Lehnert, has established a new upper limit of 0.8 electron volts (eV) for the mass of the neutrino, a milestone that will bear on future discoveries in nuclear and particle physics, and cosmology. Poon and Lehnert are interviewed.
The Office of Science has designed an assortment of fun #ScienceValentines to send to your friends.
In a recent profile for We are Berkeley Lab, Yin Yin, a facilities structural engineer at Berkeley Lab, encouraged scientists to support WD&E’s programming.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students. Students will create a video for a hypothetical museum exhibit to teach the public the basics and applications of QIST. Winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship. The deadline for this competition is Thursday, March 31, 2022, and winners […]
On the latest episode of Another Day in the Half-Life, Berkeley Lab’s Aliyah Kovner talks with guests Sinéad Griffin, a SULI mentor, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh about advances in microelectronics.
On Wednesday, February 23 at noon, WD&E’s Brieanna Wright will deliver a lecture for the African American Employees Resource Group. She will speak about her own journey to Berkeley Lab.
A research team led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has demonstrated tiny concentric nanocircles that self-assemble into an optical material with precision and efficiency. Ting Xu, a VFP mentor, was the senior author on the study that was published in the journals ACS Nano and Advanced Materials.
Join Cal’s Midday Science Cafe on February 17 at 12:00 as they take a look at Earth’s most valuable resource, water, stored beneath the Earth’s surface. Dr. Bhavna Arora, a SULI mentor, who focuses on agricultural managed aquifer recharge, will be featured.