Monday, April 23, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 15, 2012

Berkeley Lab “In the News” is our weekly review of Lab researchers, staff, and students who have appeared in the news media this past week. This is but a sampling of our coverage. Please note that some links may expire after time.

An April 21 MSNBC story featured research from the IceCube project and quoted the Lab’s Spencer Klein. Astronomy and Supercomputing Online also covered the effort.

An April 21story in The Economist cited a materials database project led by the Lab’s Kristin Persson.

An April 20 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story highlighted research led by the Lab’s Jungwon Park using graphene to help visualize nanocrystal growth. Peter Ercius was also quoted and similar stories ran in, Science Codex and Nanotechnology Today.

An April 20 Chemistry World story covered a nanocrystal probe developed by the Lab’s Brett Helms.

An April 19 San Francisco Business Times story profiled the Lab’s Omar Yaghi.

An April 19 KABC-TV Channel 7 story on the use of dispersants in the Gulf oil crisis included an interview with the Lab’s Gary Andersen.

An April 18 Medical News Today story featured new findings in breast cancer by the Lab’s Mina Bissell

An April 18 Smart Grid Today story covered the announcement of a U.S.-India clean energy center to be led by Berkeley Lab. The story quoted Girish Ghatikar.

An April 18 East Bay Express story looked at the Lab’s community efforts, including the Science at the Theater events, and quoted Dan Krotz.

An April 17 Fox and Hounds column looked at the Lab’s potential impact as it considers a second campus in Richmond.

The sailing accident that claimed the life of the Lab’s Elmer Morrissey was covered by numerous news outlets including KABC-TV Channel 7, which interviewed Mary Ann Piette; the San Francisco Chronicle, which quoted Spencer Dutton; as well as Ireland’s Independent, KRON-TV Channel 4 and the Marin Independent Journal, among many others.