Monday, February 4, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of January 27, 2013


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.

On Feb. 1, news outlets around the country covered the announcement of Secretary Chu’s planned departure from the DOE. Locally, the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and KGO-TV covered his announcement, along with others.

A Jan. 31 Daily Cal story noted the awarding of the Japan Prize to the Lab’s Jean Frechet.

A Jan. 31 MedGadget story highlighted efforts by the Lab’s Bahram Parvin to use computers to help identify tumors and predict outcomes in cancer patients.

A Jan. 30 Scientific American story on aging included a Q&A with the Lab’s Judith Campisi.

A Jan. 29 GreenTechAdvocates story featured research led by the Lab’s Rick Diamond and Annika Todd on behavior and energy use.

A Jan. 28 BioFuels Digest story featured work led by the Lab’s Blake Simmons using ionic liquids in the pretreatment of biofuels.

A Jan. 27 San Francisco Chronicle story on climate change quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner.

A Jan. 27 San Diego Union-Tribune story on the ongoing implications of the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear facility quoted the Lab’s Robert Budnitz.

A Jan. 26 Science News story on neutrinos featured the Lab-led Daya Bay project and quoted the Lab’s Zoltan Ligeti, Kam-biu Luk and Bill Edwards.