The announcement this winter of the supercomputing facility's move from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to Berkeley Lab posed site planners on the Hill with their own "super" challenge: Fitting 100 additional people into the Bldg. 50 complex alongside the new facility's state-of-the-art hardware.
In plans underway through March, eight divisions that currently hang their hats in the Bldg. 50 complex will play an elaborate form of musical chairs to make way for the new center. The move shifts approximately 550 employees and involves 10 percent of the lab's total office space.
When all is said and done, the Lab will see some significant long-term benefits from the move, in addition to gaining a world-class computer center. According to Lisa Sullivan of Facilities Planning, divisions have come together to turn the process from a mere logistical exercise into an opportunity to improve the physical organization of science on the Hill.
"Accommodating the computer facility's needs has given us an opportunity to geographically consolidate many of our programs," said Klaus Berkner, Deputy Director of Operations. "It has meant many more moves than those required to merely make room for computing, but it will result in a more efficient Laboratory. The cooperation among divisions to accomplish this has been outstanding."
In the plans, the new computing center will occupy the entire third floor of the Bldg. 50 complex, including Bldgs. 50C and 50D (currently occupied by the Earth Sciences and Nuclear Science divisions). The new Computing Sciences Directorate will be located on the fourth floor of Bldg. 50B.
As a result, Earth Sciences will move back to Bldg. 90, where they were founded two decades ago as an off-shoot of the Energy and Environment Division, which is also located Bldg. 90.
Both divisions should reap benefits from the new arrangement. "We look forward to enhancing the collaborations currently under way between our researchers," said ESD Division Director Sally Benson.
The DOE site office, formerly housed in Bldg. 50B, has already moved to the first floor of Bldg. 90.
Meanwhile, the Engineering Division will leave Bldg. 90, moving its division office up the Hill to Bldg. 46. The move was designed to consolidate Lab engineers and put them closer to the Advanced Light Source and surrounding facilities.
Back in the 50 complex, the Lab's General Sciences will be brought closer together as division offices for both Physics and Nuclear Science move side-by-side into Bldg. 50E.
Other Physics Division office space will expand in the fifth and sixth floors of Building 50A. Physics Division Director Bob Cahn sees the change as bringing definite benefits to his division.
"We wanted to bring closer together scientific teams within the division along with the engineers who work closely with them," said Cahn. "For instance, the entire theoretical physics group will now be on the same floor."
To accommodate the Physics Division move, Operations and the Directorate are have consolidated on the fourth floor of Bldg. 50A. The Directorate's legal counsel has moved from the sixth floor to the fourth floor. Also, the Office of Workforce Diversity has moved from Bldg. 90 to Bldg. 50, closer to the Directorate.
To obtain the most up-to-date mailing addresses for those who have relocated, consult the Lab's electronic phone directory.
CAPTION: NEPA/CEQA Program Manager Carol Kielusiak is still unpacking after her move from Bldg. 50A to 90B.
Collins will visit Berkeley Lab on Thursday, Jan. 25, delivering the Biosciences Distinguished Lecture at 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium. He will speak on "Medical and Societal Consequences of the Human Genome Project." All employees are invited to attend.
The Berkeley Lab's Genome Center will receive some $14 million over the next three years for sequencing the Drosophila (fruit fly) genome. The NCHGR coordinates the NIH human genome program with those of other federal and private agencies (including DOE). With other international programs, it fosters support for international meetings, workshops, and other activities to promote efficient international coordination and data exchange.
Collins, who succeeded Nobelist James Watson as director 2-1/2 years ago, brings a diverse background to the NIH genome project. After obtaining a doctorate in physical chemistry from Yale University and an M.D. degree at the University of North Carolina, he returned to Yale to pursue human genetics and pediatrics. He joined the University of Michigan in 1984, became a Howard Hughes assistant investigator in 1987, and was made a full investigator in 1991. Collins has been a major contributor to successful efforts to find the gene for Huntington's disease. "You could argue that my whole career has been spent training for this job," he says.
Q: If I am an author of a book or chapter of a book which I wrote while employed at Berkeley Lab, what legal and procedural obligations to the Lab and DOE do I have to fulfill before signing a contract with a publisher?
A: First, contact the Berkeley Lab Patent Department to determine the appropriate form to submit. Generally, the type of form depends on the extent to which writing and preparation was done independent of Berkeley Lab. Then, if necessary, a royalty and honorarium assignment agreement will be drawn up and signed by you and a representative of the UC Regents.
Q: If a royalty and honorarium assignment agreement is necessary, what kind of royalty distribution is made between Berkeley Lab and me?
A: The distribution of royalties from the sale of the book depend on the amount of Lab-paid worktime that you spent writing and preparing the book. If the time spent in writing the book includes less than 50 percent of Lab-paid worktime, then you as the author share in the royalties as follows:
A: In this case, all royalties or honoraria are to be paid to the UC Regents in order to reduce the cost of managing Berkeley Lab under Contract 98.
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Berkeley Lab physicist Andy Sessler has been elected vice president of the American Physical Society. As vice president, Sessler said he hopes to address such challenges as continuing support of physics by the federal government, maintaining the health of the profession in industry and academia, and helping reverse the shrinking job market for Ph.D. physicists. Specifically, he said he supports increased APS involvement in "selling" physics to the government, the universities and the industrial sector, which he believes is essential to creating new physics jobs and securing old ones. Other concerns include the impact of electronic publishing on science journals, and efforts on behalf of physics education, women and minorities in physics, and human rights. Sessler, who will take over as APS president in 1998, served as Berkeley Lab Director from 1973 to 1980. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell. He came to Berkeley Lab in 1962.
LHS HAS NEW ACTING DIRECTOR:
Ian Carmichael, a former Earth Sciences Division researcher and currently professor of geology at UC Berkeley, has been appointed acting director of Lawrence Hall of Science. He succeeds Marian Diamond. An expert on igneous petrology, thermodynamic properties of silicate liquids, volcanology, and the geology of western Mexico, Carmichael has received numerous awards and honors during his career. He is a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Geophysical Union, the Geochemical Society, the Geological Society of America, and the Mineral Society of America and of Great Britain. He is currently associate provost for research at UCB.
HOUSE SCIENCE COMMITTEE CHAIR TO RETIRE:
Rep. Robert S. Walker (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Science Committee and a strong supporter of science, has announced that he will retire from Congress at the end of the year. Walker, a close associate of House Speaker Newt Gingrich, also holds the key role of vice chairman of the House Budget Committee, and is a major player in the effort to reduce overall spending. In science, he has led the effort to shift spending toward basic research while reducing the funding of commercial technology development. He has called for cuts in spending on social and behavioral sciences and on environmental science. In addition, he has been the leading advocate of the creation of a new Department of Science. Walker, who will have served in Congress for 20 years upon retirement, says he intends to remain deeply involved "in advancing the science agenda (stressing basic science that) we are putting forward."
Students from 16 Bay Area high schools will participate in the day-long event. The double-elimination competition will have a question-and-answer format with buzzers, judges, and time-keepers. Questions will be drawn from a variety of scientific disciplines. The winning team will go to the National Science Bowl, to be held in May in Washington, D.C.
To volunteer, or for more information, contact Karin Levy at X5513.
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In addition to the events listed below, Berkeley Lab's Washington, D.C. Projects office is hosting a Science and Technology Seminars series.Scientific Conferences
MON., JAN. 22
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., near Bldg. 77.
Basic Electrical Hazard Awareness (EHS 260) at 9-11 a.m. in Bldg. 51-201
DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING COLLOQUIUM
"Adaptive Monte Carlo for Particle Transport Simulations - Breaking the Tyranny of the Central Limit Theorem of Statistics" will be presented by Tom Booth of LANL at 3:30 p.m. in 3105 Etcheverry; refreshments, 3:15 p.m.
PHYSICS DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM
"Why Ordinary Stars Emit X-Rays" will be presented by Eugene N. Parker of the University of Chicago at 4:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte; refreshments, 4 p.m., 375 Le Conte.
TUES., JAN. 23
PHYSICS DIVISION RESEARCH PROGRESS MEETING
"Probing the Zbb- Coupling at SLD" will be presented by Su Dong of SLAC at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments, 3:40 p.m.
WED., JAN. 24
Crane/Hoist - Supplemental (EHS 212) at 8 a.m. - noon in Bldg. 70A-3377
CPR (EHS 123) at 9 a.m. - noon in Bldg. 48-109
Recertification for Crane/Hoist - Sup. (EHS 213) at 1-3 p.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377
THURS., JAN. 25
BIOSCIENCES DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Francis Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) of NIH, will speak on "Medical and Societal Consequences of the Human Genome Project" at 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.
SURFACE SCIENCE AND CATALYSIS SCIENCE SEMINARS
"Self-Assembled Monolayers of Alkylthiols on Gold: Structure vs.
Coverage, Chemical Substitution and Symmetry of the Substrate" will presented by Giacinto Scoles of Princeton University at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.
PHYSICS DIVISION RESEARCH PROGRESS MEETING
"Electroweak Physics at CDF and Beyond" will be presented by Young Kee Kim of LBL at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments, 3:40 p.m.
MON., JAN. 29
DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING COLLOQUIUM
"What We Know and Don't Know About the Effects of Earthquakes on the Safety of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants" will be presented by Robert Budnitz of Future Resources Associates, Inc. at 3:30 p.m. in 3105 Etcheverry; refreshments, 3:15 p.m.
TUE., JAN. 30
PHYSICS DIVISION RESEARCH PROGRESS MEETING
"Top Production and Mass Measurement at D0" will be presented by Meena Narain of Fermilab at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments, 3:40 p.m.
WED., JAN. 31
Forklift Recertification (EHS 226) at 8-9 a.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377
12:10-1 p.m., Bldg. 2-100.
SURFACE SCIENCE AND CATALYSIS SCIENCE SPECIAL SEMINAR
"Motion, Decay and Ripening of 2D Islands on Ag(111)" will be presented by Georg Rosenfeld of IGV-KFA, Juelich, Germany, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.
THURS., FEB. 1
SURFACE SCIENCE AND CATALYSIS SCIENCE SEMINARS
"The Effect of Local Adsorption Environments on the Kinetics of Surface Reactions" will presented by Francisco Zaera of UCR at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.
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FAX MODEM for MacPlus that can send & receive fax, low cost. Joe, X7631
HOUSE/TEEN SITTER for occasional few-day periods, prefer male UC student/postdoc, house 1.5 mi. north of UC, 15-yr.-old male Berkeley High student. X6318
VIDEO CASSETTE PLAYER for elderly neighbor, don't need to record tapes, just play them. Kathy, X4931
BEAN BAG CHAIRS (3), lg. red cloth, exc. cond., $20 ea. H. Matis, X5031, 540-6718
BICYCLE, 15-spd, lock, $50/b.o. Michael, X7463, 841-3088
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