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7 posts from November 2009


Processes Controlling Uranium Transport in Groundwater at Three Contaminated DOE Sites

Who: James A. Davis, Senior Research Geochemist/Engineer, USGS What: Download the flyer (pdf) Where: Building 50 Auditorium When: 10:30 am to 12 pm, November 20, 2009 Why: About the Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series Video Replay More Information: James A. Davis is a Senior Research Geochemist/Engineer at the U. S. Geological...


New Biosafety Committee Chair Appointed

Source: TABL The Earth Sciences Division’s Terry Hazen (right) has been appointed the Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The IBC provides institutional assurance of safety by reviewing Berkeley Lab policies and projects involving research with biological materials that may pose safety, health, or environmental risks. Hazen brings to...


Earth Scientist Wins ‘Young Investigator’ Award

Source: TABL Benjamin Gilbert of Berkeley Lab's Earth Sciences Division was chosen by the Mineralogical Society of America as 2010’s Young Investigator Award winner. The award is considered the highest honor for a young scientist working in mineralogy or related fields. Gilbert, 36, has made important contributions to the rapidly...


Berkeley Lab and China ’s Peking University forge ties on carbon capture and storage research

Source: Berkeley Lab News Center By: Dan Krotz Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and China’s Peking University agreed on Nov. 12 to jointly pursue the development of safe and effective carbon capture and storage techniques. Read more »


Benjamin Gilbert Wins Prestigious Young Investigator Award from MSA

On November 11, 2009, Earth Sciences Division’s own Benjamin Gilbert was chosen by the Mineralogical Society of America as 2010’s Young Investigator Award winner. This award— the highest honor for a young career scientist working in mineralogy or related fields—marks the first time ever that a full-time (non-faculty) Earth Sciences...


Berkeley Lab Receives $7 Million for Enhanced Geothermal Energy Technologies

Source: Berkeley Lab News Center By: Julie Chao Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been awarded $7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for four projects that seek to advance Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), which is capable of harnessing the Earth’s heat where conventional geothermal technologies cannot. The funding...

Isotope Geochemistry: Deciphering Earth ’s Cryptographic Notebook

Source: Berkeley Lab - Year of Science - October 2009 By; Lynn Yaris To develop and apply the tools of isotope geochemistry to the study of Earth’s geological history, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley, and the National Science Foundation,...