LBNL Currents

October 20, 1995


Laboratory Open House
Saturday, Oct. 28

Table of Contents


DOE's Ervin briefed on Lab's energy efficiency research, industry partnerships

By Brennan Kreller

DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Christine Ervin spent Oct. 11 getting a first-hand look at the Laboratory's energy efficiency research and the industrial partnerships that help make it possible.

Visiting the Energy and Environment's lighting lab in Bldg. 46, Ervin witnessed the signing of a licensing agreement between the Laboratory and Lumatech, one of the nation's foremost lighting manufacturing companies. She met with E&E researcher Michael Siminovitch and Lumatech vice president Bruce Pelton, who developed a jointly patented technology for compact fluorescent retrofit fixtures. As a result of the agreement, Lumatech will manufacture and market the energy-saving fixtures.

Ervin was also briefed on the latest advanced windows research by E&E's Steve Selkowitz and Mike Rubin. Also attending the session were several representatives from private industry who are collaborating on windows research and development. Ervin was presented with a one-square-foot sample of low-E (low-emissivity) window glazing, which represented the 1 billionth square foot sold.

An electrochromic prototype "smart window" from a recently launched electrochromics initiative was unveiled during Ervin's visit. The prototype is a key milestone for the first six months of the 50/50 DOE-industry cost-shared program. Eventually, a version of the window will be provided for Ervin's own office.

Ervin was also briefed on the Energy Analysis Program, advanced battery research, and energy efficient ducts in the Indoor Air Quality chemistry laboratory.

CAPTION: DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Christine Ervin (second from left) tours the Energy and Environment's Advanced Lighting Laboratory with (from left) E&E researcher Francis Rubinstein, Deputy Director Pier Oddone and Division Director Elton Cairns. Photo by Don Fike

CAPTION: Ervin was shown a sample of a low-emissivity window by Mike Koenig of Andersen Corp., the world's largest window manufacturer, and Jim Larsen of Cardinal IG, the world's largest manufacturer of coated glass. The windows now bear labels describing their thermal performance, which is measured by tools developed at LBNL.


Mammoth Mountain sending out signals of volcanic activity (Earth Sciences researcher on investigative team)

By Jeffery Kahn

Mammoth Mountain, a mecca for winter skiers and summer hikers in the eastern Sierras, has lately attracted another kind of attention. Part of an ancient, but by no means inactive, volcanic basin, the mountain is sending out signals of resurgent activity.

Since 1989, the Earth Sciences Division's Mack Kennedy has been part of a team of scientists attempting to understand what is brewing deep beneath the surface at Mammoth Mountain. The effort is aimed not only at anticipating events at Mammoth Mountain, but at enhancing our limited ability to discern and interpret signs of unrest in volcanic areas.

In a cover article in the Aug. 24 issue of Nature, Kennedy and co-authors report a hitherto unknown sign of volcanic activity. Trees that have been dying on the flank of the mountain are not the victims of drought, as had been suspected, but are being killed by carbon dioxide emitted as molten rock intrudes into the mountain.

The tree-kill zones, which occur over some 75 acres, were first reported in 1990. Over several years, foresters realized that the pattern did not match that attributable to drought. In the areas where trees were dying, all trees regardless of age or species were affected, and insect infestations were not involved.

A year ago, a team that included Kennedy and researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, surveyed soil gases in these areas. They found carbon dioxide concentrations ranging from about one percent in healthy forest to as high as 90 percent within tree-kill areas. Where concentrations were above 30 percent, most trees were dead. Kennedy's research indicates that the carbon dioxide soil gas in the tree-kill zones is mostly of volcanic origin.

Aside from carbon dioxide, no other lethal gases were detected. Researchers believe high concentrations of carbon dioxide kill plants by inhibiting root function.

Mammoth Mountain, some 30 miles south of Mono Lake, is part of the Long Valley caldera that was formed about 760,000 years ago during an eruption that was 500 times larger than that of Mount St. Helens. Smaller eruptions have occurred in the area as recently as 500 years ago.

Researchers report that the total discharge of carbon dioxide from the 75 acres involved in the vegetation die-off is at least 1,200 tons per day. This is comparable to that seen during low-level eruptions of a number of volcanoes including Kilauea, Augustine, and Mount St. Helens.

Scientists say there are no signs of an imminent eruption at Mammoth Mountain, although the mountain will continue to be closely monitored.

Although researchers cannot directly observe the underground flow of magma, they can deduce a great deal through the monitoring of the gases it emits. Whereas there are some questions about what percentage of the carbon dioxide is attributable to a volcanic source, a much better tracer of fresh magmatic volatiles is the helium 3 isotope.

Kennedy, a member of the Berkeley Center for Isotope Geochemistry, has led the helium 3 monitoring effort. Concurrent with the increase in unusual seismic activity, helium 3 levels rose in 1989 and have remained high ever since.

Magma flowing up from the mantle carries helium 3 with it. At one Mammoth Mountain fumarole, Kennedy says, the ratio of helium 3 to helium 4 recently has ranged from five to 6.7 times that found in air. Prior to the swarm of seismic activity beginning in 1989, the ratio had averaged 3.8.

The ratio of helium 3 in the tree-kill areas is also as high as 6.7 times the air ratio, and the ratio of helium 3 to carbon dioxide is identical to that in the Mammoth Mountain fumarole, providing evidence that the carbon dioxide responsible for the tree kills has a magmatic source.

In addition to indicating a resurgence in volcanic activity, Kennedy says the monitoring, combined with mapping of high carbon dioxide in soil gas, may provide an indirect measure of the size, depth, and duration of the molten material being injected into the mountain.

Kennedy is part of the team that will continue to monitor the Mammoth Mountain area. Researchers are devising strategies to define the extent of the volcanic gas emissions as well as their changes in intensity. To the extent that they succeed, scientists will have a clearer picture of what lies ahead.

CAPTION: Earth Sciences' Mack Kennedy is studying helium 3 levels at Mammoth Mountain to track resurgent volcanic activity.


Energy Awareness Month

Fair shows how to lower energy costs

Is there an energy hog in your home? If you have a refrigerator made in the early 1970s, odds are it is using two to three times the power a new one would consume.

Refrigerators are often the second largest energy users in a home, in part because they maintain a constant wattage level. Purchasing a new, more energy-efficient refrigerator could save $100 a year in electricity costs. Additional savings can be found by using such tactics as putting frozen foods in the refrigerator to defrost.

This is just a sample of the information that will be available at the Lab's upcoming Energy Awareness Fair, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the cafeteria lobby.

Representatives from PG&E will have information on saving energy at home through rate changes and changes in the way energy is used. Steven Pickle of the Energy and Environment Division will demonstrate national and consumer savings from energy-efficient home appliances and lighting products. The latest developments in energy-efficient home lighting will also be on display, courtesy of the E&E Lighting Research Group.

A highlight of the fair will be a "Guess That Refrigerator Energy Consumption" contest. You will be invited to test your appliance energy knowledge by estimating an older model fridge's annual consumption. Guesses will be assessed against the actual metered value, and the winner or winners will be awarded with a certificate and a prize. All employees are welcome to participate.


N e w s W i r e

POPULATION CONTROL FOR SCIENCE PH.DS? Is it time to begin population control for science Ph.Ds? That is the question posed in the Oct. 6 "careers" issue of the journal Science. An article on the future of the science Ph.D. states that "after decades of expansion, the number of scientists seeking research grants and research jobs appears, in the eyes of many, to have outstripped the money available to supply them." Already, the article notes, the American Chemical Society and other groups have called for a reduction in the number of Ph.Ds being trained. Other groups are insisting that universities make science Ph.Ds "more marketable." One indication of a science Ph.D surplus is the growing postdoc population and the declining grant approval rate. While the number of graduate students in science and engineering increased by 26.7 percent between 1982 and 1992, the number of postdocs went up almost 64 percent during the same period. This means thousands of persons are spending years in the postdoc "holding pattern" awaiting a permanent job. For more information on this topic, see Science's Next Wave World Wide Web site ( CLINTON ADMINISTRATION OPPOSES MAJOR SCIENCE BILL: The Clinton Administration has threatened to veto H.R. 2405, the Omnibus Civilian Science Act of 1995 in its present form. The House bill would cut authorized FY 1996 funding appropriations for the Nation's civilian science and technology programs by more than $3 billion below current levels and about $3.3 billion below the President's FY 1996 budget. DOE's energy research and development activities would be cut $1.2 billion below the President's budget with science and education activities and the Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) programs being especially hard hit. Vice President Gore, speaking for the administration, called H.R. 2405 "a foolish choice that, as the President's balanced budget demonstrates, does not have to be made." UC ASTRONOMERS CONFIRM PLANET DISCOVERY: Astronomers at UC's Lick Observatory have announced confirmation of the discovery of a planet outside our solar system. Astronomers via the internet have hailed the discovery for establishing the fact that planetary systems other than our own exist in the Milky Way galaxy. The planet is about half the size of Jupiter, and orbits a star similar to our sun in the constellation Pegasus, which is about 42 light years from Earth. Because the planet is only about 5 million miles from its sun, the surface temperature on its starlit side is nearly 2,000 degrees. However, scientists believe the planet's dark side might be cold enough to harbor life. The new planet was first detected two weeks ago by Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz of Switzerland's Geneva Observatory. It was confirmed on Oct. 18 by Geoffrey Marcy, professor of astronomy at San Francisco State, who is a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, and his postdoc, Paul Butler. DOE BACKS WINNING SCIENTISTS: Four of the Nobel prize winners in science who were announced last week (see Newswire, 10/13), had their research funded by DOE or its predecessor agencies. Mario Molina and F. Sherwood Rowland, winners of the prize in chemistry, received DOE grants to do their award-winning studies of the connection between chlorofluorocarbons and ozone depletion. Both of the co-winners of the prize in physics worked at national labs--Martin Perl at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and Frederick Reines at Los Alamos National Laboratory. "The entire nation should take pride in the recognition we have received today for our continuing investments in science and technology," Said Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary in her congratulatory statement to the winners," said Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary in her congratulatory statement to the winners. ===================

Diet guru gives employees the skinny on fat

By Mike Wooldridge

LBNL's employees got some presidential health advice last week. Dean Ornish, UC San Francisco professor of medicine and one of President Clinton's personal physicians, gave a noontime talk about fat, diet and heart disease, including some of his recent research.

Author of two best-selling books, Ornish advocates comprehensive changes in lifestyle--with radical changes in what people eat, coupled with exercise and stress reduction--to actually reverse damage caused by heart disease, without pills or surgery. Director of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, Ornish was hosted by the Life Sciences Division's Lipoprotein and Atherosclerosis Group on Oct. 10.

The Ornish diet cuts fat intake down to only 10 percent of total calories (health guidelines generally recommend people limit fat intake to 30 percent). Ornish also recommends a primarily vegetarian diet for heart patients, cutting out red meat, poultry and fish. His patients get their protein from egg whites and non-fat dairy products.

A complete overhaul of a heart disease patient's diet is necessary, Ornish said, given the psychological hurdles that face people in everyday life. The hurdles are the fatty foods and habits such as cigarettes that help people get through the day, but wreak havoc on the heart.

Going only part way with lifestyle changes--replacing steak with fish and cutting out a little fat--gives a dieter "all the aggravation but nothing to show for it," he said. "Your cholesterol may drop a little. You may lose a little weight, but then you gain it back."

A diet extremely low in fat, coupled with moderate exercise and meditation, Ornish says, gives his heart patients immediate results. Patients on his regimen report a 91-percent decrease in chest pain within weeks. Ornish attributes much of the recovery to the freeing of the normal healing mechanisms in the cardiovascular system.

"It is a question of giving people a better quality of life right now, not just extending their life span a year or two in the future," he said. "When people see immediate results, the smart choices become clear."

Ornish showed recent arterial PET images from heart disease patients in several of his studies, one of which was from an LBNL retiree. Studies over the last decade, he said, are showing that over the long term, his diet increases blood flow in clogged arteries. Ornish has studied the effects of diet and stress on the circulatory system in both humans and monkeys since the late 70s. n

CAPTION: Dr. Dean Ornish speaks to a packed Bldg. 66 Auditorium. Photo by Don Fike


Years-of-service awards

Congratulations to the following employees who celebrated anniversaries for their years of service with the Laboratory during the third quarter of 1995:

45 years

Antoni Oppenheim               E&E

40 years
Tom Elioff                    AFRD

35 years
Eugene Binnall                Engineering
Duncan Connor                 ICSD
Charles Courey                Operations
Egon Hoyer                    Engineering
Ted Lauritzen                 Engineering
William Searles               Engineering
Garth Smith                   Physics
Donald Yee                    Engineering

30 years
Robert Glaeser                Life Sciences
Robert MacGill                Engineering
Dexter Massoletti             AFRD
Jean Ortiz                    Operations
Esther Schroeder              ICSD
John Taylor                   Physics
Loren Wampler                 Engineering

25 years
James Gregor                  Engineering
Edward Lee                    AFRD
Yoshinori Minamihara          Engineering
Alan Robb                     Engineering
Wanda Smith-Burnett           Nuclear Science
Mahiko Suzuki                 Physics
Glenn Woods                   Directorate
Jack Zelver                   Engineering

20 years
Carol Backhus                 ICSD
Esteban Bravo                 Facilities
William Carithers             Physics
Peter Chan                    E&E
Robert Clear                  E&E
Jesús Espinoza                Engineering
Wallace Jorgensen             Facilities
Harry Helliwell               Facilities
Jeffrey Hull                  Facilities
Yoichi Kajiyama               Engineering
Juris Kalnins                 AFRD
Bonnie Kapus                  ICSD
Gail Kato                     Directorate
Yongyop Kim                   Facilities
Gudrun Kleist                 Engineering
Don Lester                    Engineering
Jacquelin Litts               Operations
Ronald Madaras                Physics
Jay Marx                      Nuclear Science
Annie Murphy                  Facilities
Jimmie Nez                    Facilities
Frank Olken                   ICSD
Ronald Pauer                  EH&S
Ronald Scanlan                AFRD
John Speros                   Operations
Carol Taliaferro              Earth Science
Barry Tweedell                EH&S

15 years
George Ames                   Facilities
James Beaudry                 Engineering
William Carroll               E&E
Gloria Gill                   E&E
Nancy Johnston                ICSD
Edward Morse                  AFRD
John Patterson                Operations
Martin Pollard                Engineering
James Sethian                 Physics
Charlotte Standish            E&E
Tonnie Vickers                Facilities
Robert Zager                  Engineering
Frank Zucca                   Engineering

10 years
G. Alan Comnes                E&E
Cheryl Fragiadakis            Directorate
Gary Hubbard                  E&E
Jaime Julian                  Operations
Jonathan Koomey               E&E
Bridget Kramer                Earth Sciences
Sandra Lendl                  Operations
Kevin Lesko                   Nuclear Science
Hiroshi Nishimura             AFRD
Mary Anne Piette              E&E
Doron Rotem                   ICSD
Kent Ryden                    Operations
Haider Taha                   E&E
Nancy Talcott                 AFRD
David Wemmer                  Structural Biology
Robert Zimmerman              Earth Sciences

5 years
John Anderson                 Engineering
Stanley Boghosian             E&E
Terrence Buehler              Physics
Alessandra Ciocio             Physics
James Davis                   Engineering
Drazen Fabris                 E&E
Danilo Fernandez              Facilities
Lawrence Fischel              Materials Sciences
Delores Gaines                Operations
Aliya Gerstman                Directorate
Richard Howarth               E&E
Davey Hudson                  Engineering
Mark Jacintho                 Engineering
James Julian                  Engineering
Issy Kipnis                   Engineering
Frederick Kirsten             Physics
Gregory Klein                 Life Sciences
Karin Levy                    Directorate
James Lutz                    E&E
Richard Mathies               Structural Biology
Dale Nesbitt                  E&E
Timothy Person                Materials Sciences
Lynn Price                    E&E
Carlos Rivera-Carpio          E&E
Yoram Rubin                   Earth Sciences
Margo Salön                   ICSD
Bogdan Simion                 Materials Sciences
Joshua Sopher                 Engineering
Terence Speed                 Life Sciences
Larry Spreer                  Structural Biology
Ruth Steiner                  E&E
Robert Tackitt                Facilities
Leroy Thomas                  Facilities
Kam Tung                      EH&S
Andrew Tyrrell                Facilities
Robert Walton                 Engineering
Raymond West                  ICSD
Richard Wolgast               Engineering
Manfred Zorn                  ICSD


Lab parking will be affected day before big event

Two Laboratory parking lots will be closed all day on Friday, Oct. 27, and a third will be partially closed in order to set up exhibition areas for the next day's Laboratory Open House.

Both the cafeteria lot and the lot in front of Bldg. 50 will be shut down at 8 a.m. on Friday. A 40-by-60-foot canopy and six 10-by-10 food booths will be assembled in the cafeteria area, which will be the central assembly location for visitors. A 20-by-20-foot canopy in the Bldg. 50 lot will become the Family Science Tent, a hands-on display area for school-age children and their parents.

About 20 parking spaces in the Bayview lot across from Bldg. 55 will be blocked off to set up the Seismic Imaging Van.

"We apologize for the temporary inconvenience we know this will cause for some employees," said Open House coordinator Ron Kolb. "But we hope everyone understands how important it is for the Laboratory to fully prepare the site for our neighbors and friends who will visit on Saturday." He encouraged the use of carpools and public transportation on Friday.

Exhibits will be disassembled and the lots reopened by Sunday afternoon.


Open House to feature
distinguished lecturers

One of the highlights of the Open House will be a series of exciting talks by some of the Lab's most distinguished researchers. The following is a list of talks, all taking place in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.

10:30 a.m.

Jay N. Marx--"Re-creating the Early Universe in the Laboratory"

11:15 a.m.

Mina J. Bissell--"Shedding New Light on the Fight Against Breast Cancer"


Peter G. Schultz--"From Drugs to Materials:A Library Approach"

12:45 p.m.

Robert N. Cahn--"How Do You See a Quark?"

1:30 p.m.

Glenn T. Seaborg--"From FDR to Bush: Fifty Years Advising the Presidents"

2:15 p.m.

Eric B. Norman--"Neutrino Astronomy: Studying the Stars from a Mile Underground"


Employee parking to be limited

Special parking guidelines have been developed for employees who will be working or attending the Oct. 28 Laboratory Open House. Due to the anticipated volume of pedestrian traffic on site, vehicle access will be restricted, and parking spots will be limited.

The general public will not be permitted to drive or park at the Lab; only employees with valid parking permits will be allowed on site. Free public parking will be available at four University lots between Oxford and the Laboratory along Hearst, and shuttle buses will pick up visitors from those lots and the Berkeley BART station every seven minutes.

A central staging area where most of the program activities are concentrated--generally from the cafeteria and the Advanced Light Source east to the National Center for Electron Microscopy (Bldg. 72)--will be off-limits to all vehicles except shuttle buses.

All entrance gates will be open to employees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who arrive at the Lab before 9:30 a.m.--especially those who will be working during the Open House--will be allowed to park in areas generally to the north and west of the staging area. This would include spots along Upper Hill Road between Bldgs 90, 71, and 76.

After 9:30 a.m., barriers will restrict site access at three locations--east of the Bevatron Circle, inside the Grizzly Peak entrance at Bldg. 76, and on Cyclotron Road just west of the Bldg. 66/62 access road.

A total of about 500 parking spots will be open for employees throughout the day. These include the Horseshoe Lot on Cyclotron Road, spaces around Bldg. 88, the Blackberry Canyon lot (including the access road), spaces around Bldgs 75 and 69, the lot across from the Strawberry gate entrance, and spaces around Bldgs 62 and 66.

Employees are encouraged to drive with caution throughout the day; shuttle buses will be traveling the wrong way on some one-way roads as part of special tour routes.

If all on-site lots are filled, employees will have to park in one of the four University lots available--behind Foothill Housing on Cyclotron Road, at the corner of La Loma and Hearst, at Scenic and Hearst, and below the UC Berkeley Genetics Building at Oxford and Berkeley Way, one block south of Hearst. The off-site bus route will travel along Hearst, Oxford, Center and Milvia Streets, including a stop across from the main BART station. Parking will be free in these lots.

Handicapped parking for employees will be available on the west side of the Bldg. 50 complex.


Calendar of Events for October 23 to November 3

Calendar items may be sent via e-mail
to, Fax to X6641,
or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is
10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

23 m o n d a y


7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., near Bldg. 77.


"Reaction Pathways and Their Impact on System Performance" will be presented by Richard Pollard of the University of Houston at 4 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium; refreshments, 3:30 p.m.


"Dislocation Models of Plasticity and Fracture, with Applications to Low-Activation Fusion Structures" will be presented by Nasr M. Ghoniem of UCLA at 4 p.m. in 3106 Etcheverry; refreshments, 3:45 p.m.


"Quantum Mechanics in Your Face" will be presented by Sidney Coleman of Harvard University at 4:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte; refreshments, 4 p.m., 375 Le Conte.

24 t u e s d a y


First Aid (116), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 48-109; pre-registration is required, X6612.


11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,
inside the cafeteria.


"Collision Induced Desorption of Adsorbates: H2O and NO on Ru(0001)" will be presented by Micha Asscher of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"Star Formations" will be presented by Frank Shu of UCB at 3:30 p.m. in 643 Campbell Hall.

25 w e d n e s d a y


"Who Benefits from American Indian Natural Resources?" will be presented by Marjane Ambler, freelance writer, at 4 p.m. in 2 Le Conte; refreshments, 3:30 p.m., 310 Barrows Hall.


"A Measurement of |Vcb| from B-o > D* + l- [[nu]]-" will be presented by Ian Scott of the University of Wisconsin at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments, 3:40 p.m.

26 t h u r s d a y


"Human Genome Center Informatics" will be presented by Frank Eeckman and "Laboratory Automation" will be presented by Joe Jaklevic, both of LBNL at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377.


"Structure and Reactivity of Overlayers via Valence Bond Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Diffraction" will be presented by Kamil Klier of Lehigh University at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


METADEX (Metals Abstracts on CD-ROM) at 3 p.m. in Bldg. 62-339.


Ellen Zweibel of the University of Colorado will speak at 3:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte Hall, title to be announced; refreshments, 3 p.m., 661 Campbell Hall.


"Applications of Wavelet Reproducing Kernel Methods" will be presented by Wing Kam Liu of Northwestern University at 4 p.m. in 3110 Etcheverry Hall; refreshments, 3:30 p.m.


"Charmed Meson Decay Physics: Some Results from Fermilab Experiment E791" will be presented by Michael D. Sokoloff of the University of Cincinnati at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments, 3:40 p.m.

27 f r i d a y


"Heavy Metals and Polyphosphates" will be presented by Jay Keasling of UCB at noon in Bldg. 50A-5132.


"Structural Evolution of Medical Grade UHMWPE Due to Sterilization and Environmental Aging: The Implications for Total Joint Replacements" will be presented by Lisa Pruitt of UCB at 1 p.m. in 3110 Etcheverry Hall; refreshments.


"The Composition and Structure of the (100) Surface of FeAl" will be presented by Manfred Kottcke of the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany, at 3 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


30 m o n d a y


"On-Line Modelling and Control of an Industrial Terpolymerization Reactor" will be presented by Babatunde Ogunnaike of DuPont at 4 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium; refreshments, 3:30 p.m.


"First Science with The W.M. Keck Telescope" will be presented by James R. Graham of UCB at 4:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte; refreshments, 4 p.m., 375 Le Conte.

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"Large Scale Velocity Fields" will be presented by Hume Feldman of Princeton University at 12:30 p.m. in 375 Le Conte.


LBNL Library & MELVYL Catalogs at 3 p.m. in Bldg. 62-339.


"Globular Clusters -- the Key to Almost Everything'" will be presented by Ivan King of UCB at 3:30 p.m. in 643 Campbell Hall.


"Interaction of the APC Tumor Suppressor Protein with Catenins" will be presented by Paul Polakis of Onyx Pharmaceuticals at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 66-316.

1 w e d n e s d a y


November is Open Enrollment Month. During this time you can enroll, change, transfer or cancel enrollment in the group insurance plans, including AD&D, Dental, DepCare, Legal, Medical and Optical. For more information send requests to


12:10-1 p.m., Bldg. 2-300.

2 t h u r s d a y


"HERA-B: Study CP Violation Using HERA Protons" will be presented by Dominik Ressing of DESY/HERA-B at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50B-4205; refreshments, 3:40 p.m.

3 f r i d a y


"Density Perturbation of a Breathing KV Beam - A Mechanism for Beam Halo Formation" will be presented by Wen-Hao Cheng of LBNL & UCB at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 71 Conference Room.


The Laboratory's annual Open Enrollment/Wellness Fair will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria lobby. This is an opportunity to meet with insurance vendors.


Currents ONLINE edition

The full text of each edition of Currents is published on the Lab's home page on the World Wide Web. View it at under "Research News and Publications." To set up your computer to access the World Wide Web, call the Mac and PC Support Group at X6858.


Dining Center Oct. 23-27

Early Bird
   2 eggs, 2 bacon toast & coffee                       $2.95
Today's soup
   Chicken rice*                                $1.35 & $1.95
Bistro fare
   BBQ roast pork w/mashed basil potatoes 
   & peas & carrots                                     $3.95
   South of the Border                             a la carte
Sadie's Grill
   Mushroom steakburger w/fries                         $3.95

Early Bird
   Cinnamon raisin French toast, 2 bacon & coffee       $2.95
   Vegetable lentil                             $1.35 & $1.95
Bistro fare
   Beef curry & steamed rice w/Indian papads
   & chutney fruit*                                     $3.95
   Mexican fiesta salad                                 $3.95
Sadie's Grill
   Chicken Santa Cruz w/fries                           $3.95

Early Bird
   Denver omelet, toast & coffee                        $2.95
   Red beans, sausage & rice                    $1.35 & $1.95
Bistro fare
   Pasta saute: pasta, chicken, sun dried 
   tomatoes, pesto & spinach*                           $3.95
   South of the Border                             a la carte
Sadie's Grill
   Grilled turkey Jack melt on sourdough w/fries        $3.95

Early Bird
   Blueberry pancakes w/coffee                          $2.05
   Creamy clam chowder                          $1.35 & $1.95
Bistro fare
   Shrimp salad w/lettuces, veggies, eggs 
   & thousand island dressing*                          $3.95
   South of the Border                             a la carte
Sadie's Grill
   Chicken salad melt w/fries                           $3.95

Early Bird
   Ham scramble w/coffee                                $2.60
   Egg drop soup w/Chinese noodles              $1.35 & $1.95
Bistro fare
   Pasta Piatti w/breadstick*                           $3.95
   Pasta Piatti w/breadstick*                           $3.95
Sadie's Grill
   Fishwich w/fries                                     $3.05


*Denotes recipe lower in fat, calories, & cholesterol.


Bevatrons take third place

The Laboratory's ultimate frisbee team, the Bevatrons, took third place at a recent coed corporate league ultimate frisbee tournament hosted by Sun Microsystems' Ebb and Flow. The Bevatrons beat both the tournament hosts and a team from Genentech/Oracle before losing to Hewlett Packard-Sonoma. The Bevatrons advanced to the semi-finals, but lost to the tournament champions, the Flying Circus from Apple/Tamdem Computers. If you are interested in participating in future tournaments or in learning/playing ultimate frisbee, contact Joe Eto (

CAPTION: Golove, Jason Mark, Erik Page, Mike Ting; (front row) Joe Eto, Don Najita, Angela Merrill, Bart Davis, and Hayley Bee.


F l e a M a r k e t

Flea Market ads may be sent via e-mail to, Fax to X6641, or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.


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'80 AUDI 5000, sunroof, A/C, new brakes, smog OK, 130K mi., runs great, leaving the country, $1100. Guido, X4347, 664-2887

'83 BUICK Century, V-6, runs exc., 2K mi. on rebuilt engine, p/s, p/b, p/w, a/c, like new, $1800/b.o. 664-2885

'83 VOLVO 240T, silver, v. well maint., all records, p/b, p/s, a/c, sunrf, 5-spd, $3900. X7156, 649-0236

'85 FORD Escort, 76K mi., runs great, leaving USA, $1K. John, X5935, 843-8946

'87 DODGE Caravan, 1 owner, exc. shape, 110K mi., $4500. Eddy, X5072

'87 FORD Taurus GL wgn, 92K mi., a/t, a/c, 3rd seat, gd cond., orig. owner, $3300. Jim, X6480, 654-1900

'87 FORD/MERCURY Lynx, 5-spd, 70K mi., gd engine & tires, needs clutch, $1200/b.o. 635-4417 (after 6 p.m.)

'88 BMW 535is, blk/blk lthr, 97.5K mi., smog OK, $12.5K. Steve, X6228

'90 PONTIAC Le Mans LE, 43K mi., 2-dr, a/t, reg. maint., garaged, AM-FM, red, great cond., leaving the country, $2800/b.o. Olivier, X7030, 652-0728 (eve.)

TRAVEL TRAILER, '72 Ideal, 21-1/2', fully self-contained, tub, shower, stove/oven, refrig., new upholstery & blinds, EZ lift, exc. cond., $4500/b.o. Jim, X7790

WANTED: '80-'89 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Ltd., gd cond., reasonable mileage. Steve, X7855, 682-6008

WANTED: horizontal shaft Briggs & Stratton gas engine 2-3 HP, any cond. Steve, X7855, 682-6008


CARPOOL, rider/driver commuting from Castro Valley area to LBNL, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (or thereabouts). Monte, X6761


FRENCH SPEAKING INDIVIDUAL(S), native or proficient to converse in at lunch, will teach Cantonese or Mandarin in exchange. Tennessee, X5013


BIG GAME, 2 tickets, $24.50 ea. Paul, X5798, 527-1176


CELLO, new, made in China, gd for beginner, $345. Nanyang, X5814, 528-8861 (eve.)

COMPACT DISC STEREO SYSTEM, miniature, AIWA, w/remote, dbl cass. deck & receiver, incl. 3-band equalizer, super t-bass, 3-way bass reflex speaker system & more, 5 yr. warranty, brand new, asking $300/b.o. 635-8224 (msg.)

COMPUTER, Macintosh Powerbook 540, 8 RAM 240 HD, incl. Global Village Mercury internal modem, 2 batteries & carrying case, $3200. Amy, 848-3205

CRIB, white, w/mattress, sheets, extras, exc. cond., $150. Steve, X7702, Suzanna, 643-0269, 655-6616 (eve.)

GARAGE SALE, multi-family block long, 10/22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1600 block of Francisco nr No. Berkeley BART. Heather, X4213

LAWN EDGER & WEED WACKER, elec., exc. cond., $40/both. Brad, X7685, (415) 615-9551

LEVIS 501 jeans, new, sz. 31, 32 & 33 waist, 30 & 32 length, $20 ea.; mattress, queen sz., Sealy Posturpedic, gd cond., $60. Cheri, 669-0338

LINEAR AMPLIFIER, Collins 30L-1, $425; HP5006A Signature analyzer, new, w/manual, $275. Ron, 526-6328

MONOCHROME MONITOR, Mac, full-page display (8-1/2 x 14), cables, exc. cond., hardly used, $400/b.o. Mae Ola, X6685

MOVING SALE, dbl futon + frame, $110; desk + 2 chairs, $100; color TV, Sharp, 21", $120; computer desk, $100; bookcase, 67"x29", $20; ofc. chair, $80. John, X5935, 843-8946

RAM MEMORY, 4MB for PowerBook Duo 210/230/250/270c/280/280c, $140/b.o. Walter, X7527, 845-2563

SOFTWARE for Macintosh, Microsoft, new, shrink-wrapped, Fine Artist, Frank Lloyd Wright (requires a CD ROM drive), Encarta (requires a CD ROM drive) & Automap Road Atlas, reg. price over $200, all 4 for $80. Tom X5644, 232-8532

WALKING SHOES, AVIA, women's sz. 9, white, never worn, $60. Shelley, X4737

YARD SALE, 35 families, Sat., 10/21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 941 The Alameda (just past the tunnel, in parking lot behind the church). Vern, X7504


ALBANY, studio for sublet 11/15 for 2 mo., incl. kitchen, bdrm, lg. closet, bthrm, reserved parking & utils., $289. 643-5894, 526-8086

ALBANY, rm w/lg. walk-in closet in 3 bdrm apt, furn. avail. upon request, on 52/52L bus lines, coin-op washer/dryer, non-permit parking, mo.-to-mo. lease, share w/2 females (1 grad. student, 1 professional), avail. 11/1, responisible non-smoker only, $250/mo. + util. Susan, X4875

BERKELEY, lg., 1-bdrm apt, laundry fac., quiet southside, walk to UC, sublet 10/23 - 11/15, $500 + $200 sec. dep. Deane, X5063, 848-8212

BERKELEY, brand new, furn. 2+bdrm, 1.5 bath house on quiet cul-de-sac, walk to No. Berkeley BART & Andronicos, spacious, light, frpl, w/d, yd, pkg, no smoking/pets, share w/neat, quiet professional, $490/mo. (415) 281-0425

BERKELEY, Euclid/Cedar Ave., 5 blks from UCB, furn. rm in pvt home, kitchen privs., washer/dryer, deck, bay view, nr trans., shops, tennis cts. & Rose Garden, no smoking, no pets, $450/mo. + util. 548-1287

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. rm in 4-bdrm house, 5 blks from UCB, nr LBNL shuttle & BART, 3 professional adults (2 visiting scholars), no smoking, no pets, $450/mo. + util. 548-1287

SO. BERKELEY, 3-bdrm house, lg. yd, nr BART. Rikki, 524-8399

LAFAYETTE, 2-bdrm, 1-bth upper unit in secluded, woodsy duplex, balcony, washer & dryer nearby, new paint/carpet, $885. Helmut, 284-2092, 299-0565

OAKLAND, Rockridge, furn. bdrm (10'x8') in 2-bdrm apt, hardwd flrs, sm. living rm, sundeck, on-st. parking, short walk to BART, bus, shopping & LBNL shuttle, avail. 10/27, $420/mo. incl. all utils. & bi-monthly cleaning service, 1st, last + sec. dep. ($900 total move in). David, 655-5232

OAKLAND HILLS, nr Claremont Hotel, new, 1-bdrm in-law apt, balcony, view, hardwd flrs, 1-car garage, use of washer/dryer, for 1 person, non-smoker, no pets, bicycle to Lab, $795/mo. incl. utils. + sec. dep. 841-6285

RICHMOND, 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, across from tennis/park, attached garage, gardeners welcome, avail. 11/1, $850/mo. 758-4704


BERKELEY, Elmwood, 4+bdrm, 2+bth, brn. shingle, lg. rms., high beamed ceilings, 2 frpls., hardwd flrs., ideal for group living, price reduced, $364K. X4703, 548-0120

EL SOBRANTE, spacious 3-bdrm, 2-bth ranch-home, XL kitchen, formal DR/LR, garage w/shop, RV/boat parking, pvt. drive, secluded courtyard in quiet rural area, $199,950. Karl X6129, Sharron, 232-1462


SO. LAKE TAHOE, 4-bdrm cabin, exc. loc., 2 mi. from Heavenly Valley, AEK, washer/dryer. Bill Holley, X4822, 283-3094

SO. LAKE TAHOE, Tahoe Keys, 3-bdrm, 2.5-bth house, w/boat dock, mountain views, quiet area, nr everything. Bob, 376-2211


KITTENS, tiger stripe, 2 males, 1 female, avail. 11/1. Dana, X6970

EP-L TONER CARTRIDGE, Apple, M0089LL/A, use before 2/96. Mary, X5771


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