Berkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, complete with a dousing by astrophysicist and Nobelist Saul Perlmutter, and biologist Mina Bissell, using water from the San Francisco Bay.
Paul challenged the former director of Berkeley Lab and former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (now Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University), Alan Leshner, CEO the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, to do the same! More info at www.alsa.org.
Grab a seat at the Berkeley Repertory Theater and learn about the latest research from Berkeley Lab. These free lectures give the community an opportunity to explore cutting edge science with leading scientists.
Ever wonder what Berkeley Lab scientists are up to? Each summer, the Lab hosts a series of lectures that showcase the latest research in physics, climate change, clean energy, bioscience, and many other fields.
What's a Higgs boson? How is extreme weather linked to climate change? If you have questions for our scientists, here's your chance. Our scientists will answer some of your questions in these two-part exchanges. And if you have a suggestion for an "Ask Berkeley Lab" topic, send them to AskBerkeleyLab "at" lbl.gov.
It all began in the summer of 1931, when a young physics professor named Ernest O. Lawrence created his Radiation Laboratory in a modest building on the UC Berkeley campus. This forerunner of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory helped launch the modern era of multidisciplinary team science.