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Berkeley Lab Friends of Science


Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory
75th Anniversary
Scientific Symposium

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
8:30 am 5:30 pm

Berkeley Lab, Building 50 Auditorium

The year-long celebration of Berkeley Lab’s 75 years of science and service will end with a bang – a free, all-day scientific symposium in the Lab’s Building 50 Auditorium, on Tuesday, November 14, 2006.  Please join various luminaries at this event, which will feature a series of 30-minute talks by some of the lab’s most distinguished scientists.

Auditorium seating is limited and will be offered on a pre-registration basis.  Attendees will be included on a first-come, first-served basis via the on-line pre-registration, which is available here.

The symposium highlights include a panel discussion by current Lab Director Steve Chu and former Lab Directors Andy Sessler and Charles Shank, all reflecting upon the achievements and future challenges of the Laboratory.  Other guest speakers include energy efficiency pioneer Art Rosenfeld, Nobelist Don Glaser, science historian John Heilbron, and Fermilab Director Pier Oddone. 

For the full day’s symposium schedule, please see the 75th Anniversary Scientific Symposium web site.

Laboratory parking is extremely limited and generally not available for this event.  Please use public transit or park in downtown Berkeley’s public parking garages, and take the Lab’s shuttle bus (it runs every 10 minutes), from the Berkeley BART Station pick-up location, corner of Shattuck & Center Streets adjacent to the south side of Wells Fargo Bank, up the hill to the Laboratory.  Your printed email confirmation of registration for the Scientific Symposium – to be presented to the bus driver on boarding – will serve as your shuttle pass for this event.

Lunch is available for order, on a no-host basis, for $15, and a reception follows the scientific symposium at 5:30 pm in the Lab’s cafeteria.