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September 2021

Nuclear Engineering Opportunities at Los Alamos National Laboratory

September 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall, 3105 Etcheverry Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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IN-PERSON ONLY Dr. John Sarrao Deputy Director Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos' partnership with UC Berkeley pre-dates the start of the Manhattan Project and continues robustly today. Nevertheless, the National Labs in general, and Los Alamos in particular, are relatively unknown to many students (and faculty) in academia. This presentation provides an overview of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). By highlighting LANL's strategic priorities and mission needs, we hope to foster further collaborations and enhance pipeline opportunities between Los…

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RadWatch & DoseNet: building scientific literacy through a network of radiation and environmental sensors

September 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall, 3105 Etcheverry Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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**In-Person only** Ali Hanks Lecturer and Assistant Project Scientist in Nuclear Engineering University of California, Berkeley The 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident serves as an example of the risks associated with energy technologies and the need to minimize physical as well as psychological effects on local and global communities. We have established the RadWatch and DoseNet community outreach programs to enhance the public understanding of risks associated with radiation exposure. The RadWatch program works to provide transparent, relevant…

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Development of CD46 targeted theranostics for imaging and treatment of cancer

September 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall, 3105 Etcheverry Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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***IN-PERSON***                                     Dr. Robert  Flavell                          Associate ProfessorSection Chief, Molecular Imaging and TherapeuticsRadiology and Biomedical Imaging, and Pharmaceutical ChemistryUniversity of California, San Francisco   The development of novel molecular imaging and radionuclide treatments is changing the standard of care in patients with cancer. CD46 is an underexplored therapeutic target which is highly expressed…

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October 2021

Bright Electron Sources for Ultrafast Science

October 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall, 3105 Etcheverry Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Daniele Filippetto Staff scientist Advanced Technology and Applied Physics Division, LBNL Electron beams are powerful tools for scientific and industrial applications. Owing to their short wavelength, electrons have seen broad use in advanced instrumentation, enabling X-ray generation, real-space imaging at sub-atomic scales, enhanced resolution in nano-fabrication, high precision mechanical machining and cancer treatment to name a few. Recent advancements in technology have enabled the generation of densely packed, ultrashort pulses of electrons. Trains of femtosecond-long, relativistic beams can now be…

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Decision Making, Communication, and Risk: the Public Opinion Equation

October 15, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jean-Pierre Beaudoin What is a good decision? How is that judgment made? What role does  Public Opinion  play? All these questions refer to notions that vary with time, context and culture of the population concerned. Who is the Public?  Public opinion is a generational phenomenon. It takes on average 25 years for the underlying values of society to evolve and thus change the priorities of society and its expectations towards authorities of all natures. What is Communication? The social practice…

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Coherent control in intense laser matter interactions via polarization manipulation

October 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Franklin Dollar Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, School of Physical Sciences; Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy; University of California, Irvine High intensity laser matter interactions with short pulse durations are the epitome of extreme science, at ultrafast timescales, extremely high energy densities, and relativistic effects defining the regime. In this talk, I will examine how the laser polarization adds a further parameter for controlling these interactions, and the impact that they can have in radiation production. Experiments from…

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The Evolving Nuclear Fuel Cycle – Challenges and Opportunities

October 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall, 3105 Etcheverry Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Dr. Monica C. Regalbuto Idaho National Laboratory Director, Integrated Fuel Cycle Strategy The United States is pursuing an aggressive plan to combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions in which nuclear power is set to play a vital role. Accelerated development of advanced reactor designs introduce evolving nuclear fuel cycles that deviates from the commercially established light water reactor. As new fuel cycles and technologies emerge, both opportunities and challenges are presented. This presentation will cover the importance of addressing…

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November 2021

Superconducting Magnets and the Path to Fusion Energy

November 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Brandon Sorbom, Chief Science Officer Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) MIT, Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering (2017) Loyola Marymount University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics (2010) MIT and Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a new startup company focused on the rapid commercialization of fusion, are jointly pursuing a privately-funded, accelerated approach to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion energy. The CFS/MIT team is currently developing a new generation of high-field, large-bore, REBCO-based superconducting magnets to incorporate into a compact net-energy tokamak called SPARC…

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LBNL ‘s Applied Nuclear Physics program- developing concepts of radiation detection

November 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall, 3105 Etcheverry Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3105 Etcheverry Hall **in-person**Join Zoom Meeting https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/97323901362?pwd=ditaL1dQNnRTR1c2Y09HMDAvbVJUUT09 Meeting ID: 973 2390 1362 Passcode: 608663 Brian Quiter Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers in the Applied Nuclear Physics (ANP) program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have focused on developing new radiation detectors and radiation detection methods to solve problems related to mitigating the effects of nuclear disasters, preventing nuclear proliferation, enhancing nuclear security, and enabling nuclear medicine. The new methods involve inducing and observing more esoteric…

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December 2021

Don Olander and Light Water Reactor Materials: A Personal Memoir and Tribute

December 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Arthur Motta Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering  Penn State University This talk is an homage to Don Olander, as a special tribute to the enormous influence he has had on a whole generation of nuclear materials scientists, and a remembrance of my time at UC Berkeley, working under his supervision. The talk focuses also on the co-writing of the textbook "Light Water Reactor Materials" recently published by the ANS. Arthur Motta is Professor of Nuclear Engineering…

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