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Six NE Students Win Awards at ANS Student Conference

Wednesday, Apr 9th 2014

The 2014 ANS Student Conference, hosted by the Pennsylvania State University, took place on April 3 - 6 at University Park, PA.  Six Berkeley NE students were awarded at the Conference.  


New Berkeley Airborne Radioactivity Monitor System is Online!

Wednesday, Apr 2nd 2014

The Berkeley Radwatch team has installed a new system that allows us to see natural airborne radioactivity, in (almost) real time. This system is unique world-wide as it is not only based on a high-resolution and highly sensitive gamma-ray detector which collects data continuously but makes the data available to the public on an hourly basis.


Accepting Applications: NSSC Postdoctoral Scholar

Wednesday, Mar 12th 2014

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) is now accepting applications for Postdoctoral Scholar.  The recruitment period is open from May 8, 2013 through July 31, 2014.


Grad Student Ryan Pavlovsky Measures and Analyzes Radiation in Half Moon Bay

Friday, Feb 28th 2014

Graduate student, Ryan Pavlovsky, and Professor Kai Vetter went out to Half Moon Bay recently to measure radiation levels following some recent widely publicized measurements indicating increased radiation levels on a beach north of the town of Half Moon Bay.


Professor Kai Vetter and Post-Doc Keenan Thomas Part of new Kelp Watch 2014 Initiative

Wednesday, Feb 5th 2014

NE Professor and Head of Applied Nuclear Physics at Berkeley Lab Kai Vetter and Keenan Thomas have joined forces with Professor Steven Manley from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to launch “Kelp Watch 2014,” a scientific campaign designed to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.