Leticia Arnedo-Sanchez and Sergio Carrero Romero brought us for a journey (ofc, virtual) full of delicious food, beautiful nature, festivals, and art to Spain! Did you miss the talk? Watch it here.
To uplift our everyday life during the Shelter-In-Place, our Social Committee organizes a series of bake-together online meetings. Led by a pastry wizard, Louise Frenck, we prepared a chocolate cake, lemon cake, and apple crumble so far. We meet weekly on Sundays at 3 PM.
Our weekly movie nights make the movie watching during Shelter-in-Place a bit more social. Every week we vote for the movie we watch, and during the Netflix Party on Fridays with Berkeley Lab postdocs and friends, we comment real-time on the action on our screens. We have already watched: Outbreak …
During our Cultural Lunch on Friday, April 10th we travelled to France to learn more about delicious French food from Louise Frenck from the Materials Sciences Division. You can watch Louise’s presentation here.
Thanks to Zara Bagdasarian, a postdoc in the Nuclear Science Division, on Friday, March 27th, we visited the country of Georgia! You can watch Zara’s presentation here and find her slides here.
In January we travel to Ireland during our Cultural Lunch. Thanks to Oisin Creaner, a postdoc in NERSC, we learned about fascinating Irish history. Check Oisin’s presentation here.
Our November Meet&Greet was full of spooky networking fueled by tons of Halloween candy and ice-cream. We had special guests this month, a group of postdocs from UC Berkeley!
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 …
On Friday, September 20, we celebrated the National Postdoc Appreciation Week with the trivia game about all the countries we visited during our Cultural Lunches and the international potluck with our favourite national dishes or snacks.
On Friday, August 30th, Junsong Lin, a postdoc in the Physics Division and a BLPA volunteer in the Outdoor Committee, gave us a great overview about the region of Canton, China: where the mountains are high and the emperor is far away. We enjoyed this small travel to the “California …