Friday, August 10, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, July 30-August 10, 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.

The public release of data from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) was covered by Space.com, Astronomy, Yahoo News, the Examiner, and many other outlets.

An August 8 Scientific American story included a video with the Lab’s Judith Campisi, who talked about senescent cells.

An August 8 National Geographic story on China’s shale gas exploration quoted the Lab’s David Fridley.

An August 8 Science Newsline story highlighted work on magnetic vortices led by the Lab’s Peter Fischer and Mi-Young Im.

An August 5 Scientific American story on soil communities cited work by the Joint Genome Institute.

An August 3 San Francisco Business Times story noted the appointment of Kim Williams as the Lab’s new Chief Financial Officer.

An August 3 Gizmag story featured work by the Lab’s Alex Zettl and Feng Wang showing how solar cells can be produced from any superconductor. Ars Technica and the Daily Cal also covered their work.

The August 3 episode of NPR’s Science Friday included an interview with the Lab’s Richard Muller and a look at his research on climate change. Other stories involving Muller appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, the Associated Press, and many other publications.

An August 2 New York Times story on errant financial trading quoted the Lab’s David Leinweber.

On August 1, the Lab’s David Bailey co-wrote a column in the Huffington Post on the importance of algebra.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-h-bailey/algebra-is-essential-in-a_b_1724338.html

An August 1 Scientific American story featured record laser pulses from the Lab’s Laser Accelerator (BELLA) led by Wim Leemans. Gizmag, the Daily Cal and Photonics also covered the achievement.

The August issue of Energy Digital magazine included a story on geothermal energy and quotes the Lab’s Ernie Majer.

A July 31 Daily Cal story on a community meeting about the proposed Richmond Bay Campus quoted the Lab’s Sam Chapman and Graham Fleming.