Seeing the Light – Science at the Theater

3 Oct

From: BerkeleyLab | 15 Sep 2011 |

Berkeley Lab’s Science at the Theater event “Seeing the Light” took place on Sept 12, 2011, at Berkeley Repertory’s Roda Theatre.  Learn how the Advanced Light Source is improving medicine, paving the way for clean energy, changing the future of computers, and much more.

Featured speakers are Berkeley Lab’s: Roger Falcone, Rachel Segalman, Andrew Westphal, and Stanford University’s Axel Brunger.

Rachel Segalman
The future of clean energy technology relies on a better understanding of materials at the nanoscale. Berkeley Lab’s Rachel Segalman uses the ALS to conduct this research, which could lead to improved photovoltaics and fuel cells.

Axel Brunger
Improved treatment for human diseases hinges on understanding molecular-scale processes. Stanford University’s Axel Brunger will discuss a new melanoma drug that was developed by a local company, Plexxikon, using the ALS for X-ray data collection.

Andrew Westphal
What’s comet dust made of? Andrew Westphal of UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory uses the ALS to study comet dust and interplanetary space dust collected by a NASA spacecraft.

Moderated by Roger Falcone, Division Director of the Advanced Light Source

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