Water-Energy Nexus Thursday, April 15th  |  12:00 – 1:30 PM More information coming soon! Brought to you by UC Berkeley’s Science at Cal and Berkeley Lab’s Government & Community Relations Office, “Midday Science Cafe” is a new virtual series that highlights compelling and complementary scientific research from both institutions. Grab your lunch and join us … Continue Reading »

Leveraging the Quantum Realm: How Small Physics Solves Big Problems Thursday, March 18th  |  12:00 – 1:30 PM Dr. Sara Mouradian Ion Trap Group Department of Physics UC BerkeleyDr. Kasra Nowrouzi Advanced Quantum Testbed Computational Research Division Berkeley Lab What does the world look like on the smallest scales? In this Midday Science Cafe, you’ll … Continue Reading »

Understanding the Nature of Dark Energy Thursday, February 18th  |  12:00 – 1:30 PM Dr. Claire Poppett Research Physicist Space Sciences Lab UC BerkeleyDr. Emmanuel Schaan Chamberlain Postdoctoral Fellow Berkeley Lab 68% of the universe is made up of dark energy. We can’t see it, so how do we study it? In this Midday Science … Continue Reading »

Expanding the Frontiers of Biofuels: Algae’s Rise as an Alternative Energy Source Thursday, November 19th  |  12pm – 1:30pm Dr. Melissa Roth Research Biologist Dept. of Plant & Microbial Biology UC BerkeleyDr. Sara Calhoun  Postdoctoral Fellow Joint Genome Institute Berkeley Lab Algae are more than just the gooey stuff at the bottom of your fish tank. Algae can … Continue Reading »

Energy Storage Solutions for a Clean Energy Future Thursday, August 20th 12pm – 1:30pm Dr. Sean Lubner Research Scientist & Seaborg Fellow Energy Technologies Area Berkeley LabDr. Lilia Xie Postdoctoral Scholar, Bediako Lab Department of Chemistry UC Berkeley Every year the U.S. consumes one fifth of the world’s energy, or the energetic equivalent of 1 … Continue Reading »

A Changing Landscape: Wildfire Dynamics in California Thursday, July 23rd 12pm – 1:30pm Dr. Fadji Zaouna Maina Postdoctoral Researcher Berkeley LabKatya Rakhmatulina PhD Candidate, Environmental Engineering UC Berkeley In recent years, wildfires in the western United States have occurred with increasing frequency and scale, in part due to prolonged periods of drought, elevated temperatures, and … Continue Reading »

Clearing the air: Empowering communities to improve air quality Thursday, June 25th 12pm – 1:30pm Dr. Alexis Shusterman Lecturer, College of Chemistry UC BerkeleyDr. Chelsea Preble Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley & Berkeley Lab Brought to you by UC Berkeley’s Science at Cal and Berkeley Lab’s Government & Community Relations Office, “Midday Science Cafe” is a … Continue Reading »