Friday, July 6, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 1, 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.

News this week of the possible discovery of the Higgs boson led to numerous news stories quoting Berkeley Lab experts, including a front-page story in the San Francisco Chronicle, stories and live appearances on KQED-FM, KTVU-TV Channel 2 and KPIX-TV Channel 5, AFP news service, San Jose Mercury News and others. Those quoted included the Lab’s Natalie Roe, Ian Hinchliffe and Beate Heinemann.

A July 5 San Francisco Business Times story noted the appointment of the Lab’s new Chief Operating Officer, Glenn Kubiak.

A July 5 San Francisco Chronicle story on the Human Microbiome Project quoted the Lab’s Janet Jansson.

A Jul 2 Daily Cal story featured Lab winners of this year’s R&D100 Awards.

A July 2 EE News/ClimateWire story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Igor Grigoriev showing how fungi may have influenced the planet’s coal formation. The French Tribune ran a similar story.

A July 1 story in The Scientist looked at recent work in synthetic biology and quoted the Lab’s Nathan Hillson.

The July 1 San Francisco Chronicle noted the arrival of the Lab’s new Chief Sustainability Officer, John Elliott.