Cultural Lunch – Insider’s Guide to Turkey

On Friday, May 28, we travelled to Turkey during our Cultural Lunch brown bag series with BLPA Co-chair Gözde Barım from the Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division to discover mesmerizing landscapes, mind-blowing food, magical lands, magnificent historic monuments and more! You can watch Gözde’s presentation here, and find slide decks here. …

Getting Things Done

During our February Postdoc-to-Postdoc, Ryan Kingsbury, a postdoc in ETA, gave us an introduction to GTD practices and described how they can enhance our productivity at work and home. Getting Things Done (GTD) is a system of habits and practices for getting life under control. Detailed in the bestselling book …

Postdoc to Postdoc

On Friday, October 4th, Ludovico Bianchi from the Computational Research Division lead a brown bag: yournamehere.com; A Busy Scientist’s Guide to Creating a Personal Webpage. The talk provided an outline of the steps needed to create a personal webpage from a scientist’s perspective, starting from a brief introduction on key concepts of web development aimed to shed …

Postdoc to Postdoc: a peer-to-peer mentoring conversation!

We launched a new peer-to-peer mentoring activity! Last Wednesday, Louise Lassalle, a postdoc in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division, shared her personal experience with the green-card application process. Do you have an idea for the postdoc-to-postdoc talk topic? Do you want to share your personal experience? Contact us! …

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 …