In the Black Hills of South Dakota, researchers at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) — situated a mile below ground—have been seeking out the nature of dark matter and ghostly particles known as neutrinos. Berkeley Lab has played a critical role in establishing, developing, and operating the facility. More>
The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment — which started taking data in 2013 — has proven to be the world’s most sensitive dark matter experiment. Housed nearly a mile below ground at the Sanford Lab in South Dakota, LUX is being decommissioned to make room for the larger LUX-ZEPLIN experiment, a next-generation dark matter detector set to begin operating in 2020. More>
The 39th annual running of this 1.86-mile-long footrace starts at the Firehouse (Bldg. 45) at noon (the Bike-around at 11:30 a.m.) and finishes at the cafeteria parking lot. No registration is required. The event will feature music, a farmers market, vendors, and a special cafeteria menu. Free T-shirts will be given to all finishers. More>
Robin Newmark, Associate Laboratory Director of Energy Analysis and Decision Support at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will lead a seminar titled “Water Resiliency in a Low-Carbon Future: Opportunities and Challenges at the Energy-Water Nexus” at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, in Bldg. 90, Room 3122.
The WD&E BLAZES workshop — Tuesday, Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — is for employees who are interested in volunteering for the BLAZES program. Attendees will learn about hands-on science activities conducted with students during their BLAZES visit. Register online online on or before Monday, Oct. 24.
Rimway along the north and south sides of the stadium closes at 4:30 p.m. Gayley between Hearst and Bancroft closes at 5:30 p.m. Those exiting via Grizzly or Strawberry Gates must head north up Centennial after 4:30 p.m. Those exiting Blackberry Gate must go straight down Hearst or turn north. The Orange shuttle will stop service at 4 p.m. The Rockridge shuttle will be re-routed with slight delays.