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The forum at the Energy Sciences Area, Berkeley Lab is a seminar series run by junior researchers, i.e. postdocs, early career scientists. The goal is to foster cross-division, multi-disciplinary collaborations, and to provide a platform for engagement on both professional and social level.

Whether early career or senior scientist, employee or guest, please join us on one of our upcoming seminars

every second Wednesday at 2-3pm in Auditorium, Building 50.

How it works:
Introduction by a Principal Investigator to a specific field (10-15 min)
Presentations by junior researchers about their research (15-20 min each)

For questions, please contact the forum@ESA organizers Antoine Wojdyla and Robert Streubel.


Seminars are held 2-3pm in Auditorium, Building 50, unless noted otherwise.
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DateSeminar TitlePrincipal InvestigatorJunior ResearchersDivisionNote

Updated: November 28, 13:30, 2022

Past Seminars

DateSeminar TitlePrincipal InvestigatorJunior ResearchersDivision
Wed, May 13, 2020The Materials ProjectKristin PerssonShyam DwaraknathMaterials Sciences
Wed, January 15, 2020Early Career LDRDJeff NeatonEnergy Sciences Area
Wed, November 13, 2019Ab Initio Quantum EngineeringSinead GriffinKatherine Inzani
Thomas Harrelson
Evan Sheridan
Molecular Foundry
Mon, September 23, 2019Roundtable discussion: future facilities at Old Town siteJeff NeatonEnergy Sciences Area
Wed, September 11, 2019Heavy Element Science for an Evolving WorldDavid ShuhKorey Carter
Liane Moreau
Chemical Sciences
Wed, July 10, 2019Adaptive Interfacial Assemblies Towards Structuring LiquidsTom RussellPaul Kim
Xubo Liu
Materials Sciences
Wed, June 26, 2019Spin and electronic order in functional materials illuminated by polarized soft x-raysPadraic ShaferChristoph Klewe
Rajesh Chopdekar
Advanced Light Source
Wed, May 08, 2019Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Interfaces for Chemical TransformationsFrancesca TomaAya Buckley
Gideon Segev
Chemical Sciences
Tue, April 16, 2019Upgrade of the Advanced Light Source: make every nanometer count with ALS-UKenneth GoldbergSol Omolayo
Thorsten Hellert
Weilun Chao
Antoine Wojdyla
Advanced Light Source
Wed, February 13, 2019Coherent x-ray imaging at the ALSDavid ShapiroHendrik Ohldag
Advanced Light Source
Wed, January 09, 2019Wet surfaces: the new frontier of Interface ScienceMiquel SalmeronCheng Hao WuMaterials Sciences
Thu, December 13, 2018Early Career LDRDJeffrey NeatonEnergy Sciences Area
Wed, November 28, 2018Machine LearningDaniela UshizimaNathan MeltonBerkeley Lab
Wed, November 14, 2018Revealing the nanoscale phenomena at electrified interfacesDavid PrendergastArtem BaskinMolecular Foundry
Wed, October 31, 2018Basic Research Informing Device Integration at the Joint Center for Artificial PhotosynthesisFrances HouleMarielle Soniat
Guiji Liu
Chemical Sciences
Wed, October 17, 2018Determining Atomic Coordinates in 3D by Atomic Electron TomographyPeter ErciusJihan ZhouMolecular Foundry
Wed, July 11, 2018New frontiers in spatially resolved electronic structure at the ALSAaron BostwickRoland KochAdvanced Light Source
Wed, June 13, 2018Heavy Element Chemistry in Nature: From Decontamination to Targeted RadiotherapyRebecca AbergelJulian Rees
Leticia Arnedo-Sanchez
Chemical Sciences
Wed, September 27, 2017In-situ MicroscopyHaimei ZhengZhanxi Fan
Yu Wang
Matt Hauwiller
Materials Sciences
Wed, June 21, 2017The many wonders of GrapheneAlex ZettlKyunghoon Lee
Hu Long
Patrick Gallagher
Materials Sciences
Wed, April 12, 2017Quantum ComputingIrfan SiddiqiJames Colless
Kevin O'Brien
Machiel Blok
Materials Sciences
Wed, February 15, 2017Novel photonic structuresXiang ZhangChad Ropp
Nicolas Bachelard
Materials Sciences
Wed, November 9, 2016Topological InsulatorsJoel MooreKenny Gotlieb
Liang Wu
Materials Sciences


You may change your itinerary, shift date or cancel the seminar till two week before the select date.