Summer hikes

The Bay Area is full of wonderful places to go hiking, and every months Berkeley Lab postdocs get together for a hike, to get to know their fellow and share their science, but also get inspired by the breathtaking views! All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. – Friedrich …

Game of Divisions

For the National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we are organizing the Game of divisions, where each division is represented by a postdoc, who will represent his house for the control of the Iron Stool. The talks will be 3min long, and the jury will be led by lab director Mike Witherell, …

Quantum computing with Rigetti

The main auditorium of Berkeley Lab was almost full to hear about Quantum Computing from Shane Caldwell, Quantum Engineer at Rigetti, a Berkeley-based Quantum Computing start-up. The company has attracted a lot of interest recently (The Quantum Computer Factory That’s Taking on Google and IBM – Wired) with its quantum …

SF Marathon fundraiser

Leen Alawieh, Protonu Basu, Jarrod McClean, and Jana Voříšková were among the finishers of the San Francisco Marathon, which took place July 23. The runners used the race as a fundraiser for the Lab’s Postdoc Association, via the Berkeley Lab Foundation. McClean is leaving the Lab to continue work on …

How to use social media to advance your research career

On April 3rd, 2017, we had Catharine Adams (@scienceismetal) from UC Berkeley presenting “How to use social media to advance your research career”, where she enjoined young researcher to engage a larger audience and share their research with non-scientist.  The corresponding material is available here, and you can watch a …

NPA Annual Meeting 2017

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was represented for the first time at the National Postdoc Association Annual Meeting that was held in San Francisco, on March 17-19th, 2017. Four postdocs, members of the Berkeley Lab Postdoc (co-chairs Tetiana Shalapska, Antoine Wojdyla, Valentine Trotter, and treasurer Hang Deng) presented the results of …