The Mystery of the Star That Wouldn’t Die Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists were part of a team that helped to decipher one of the most bizarre spectacles ever seen in the night sky: a supernova that refused to stop shining, remaining bright for more than 10 times the duration of an ordinary stellar explosion. Researchers are puzzled by what occurred and are looking to learn more about what caused the event. More>
Recent Lab Workshop Explores Quantum Information Science On Oct. 25, Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists gathered for a daylong workshop focused on enhancing connections across the Berkeley community related to quantum information science (QIS). Quantum computing could help solve some of science’s hardest problems in chemistry, materials, and other disciplines. More than two dozen talks were presented. More>
Dark Matter Day Talk at Chabot Space and Science Center Chabot Space and Science Center and Berkeley Lab are hosting a Dark Matter Day talk on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Visitors will learn how scientists and researchers are using accelerators and underground detectors to hunt for the mysterious particles that make up dark matter. Speakers include Lab physicists Heather Gray, Zachary Marshall, and Dan McKinsey. More>
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