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Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010


ALS User Support Building Opens This Month


With major funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Lab has built new space for battery researchers and scientists who investigate “metamaterials,” upgraded an aging transformer bank that supplied electricity to the entire site, and constructed the Advanced Light Source User Support Building (pictured above) to aid the thousands of scientists who visit the Laboratory each year to conduct cutting-edge experiments on all manner of matter. More>

VolunteersSpecial Event: 'Conversation' on Mini-Legos for Nanotechnology, Life Science

"In Conversation With…" is the next-generation science seminar series, during which host Alice Egan interviews scientists about their lives and work in language everyone can understand. Her next guest is Ting Xu, who will show how to make mini-legos for nanotechnology and life science today at 1:30 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium.

In The News: insideHPC Names CRD's Shalf a 'Rock Star'

John Shalf The online magazine insideHPC is doing a series of interviews with people they consider the “Rock Stars of HPC.” HPC refers to High Performance Computing. Their list includes John Shalf of the Computational Research Division. “Shalf’s energy and dedication to HPC are helping to actively shape the future of HPC, and that’s what makes him this month’s HPC Rock Star,” says the magazine. The interview covers how Shalf got involved in supercomputing in his youth, highlights of his career, and his thoughts on the challenges facing HPC. Shalf’s reaction to the rock-star label was “No groupies.”

Jeff MillerPublic Affairs: Video Clarifies Usage of New, Old Lab Logos

Confused about Berkeley Lab's logo? Head of Public Affairs Jeff Miller explains how the Berkeley Lab logo is changing and why in this video.

Special Event: Women Scientists Lunch Talk on 'X-Ray Vision'

X-Ray VisionThe next Women Scientists and Engineers Council Luncheon takes place Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130), from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The featured speaker is Susan Hubbard, deputy director of the Earth Sciences Division. Hubbard will present a lecture called “Toward X-Ray Vision,” which focuses on the use of geophysical methods to characterize the shallow subsurface for improved remediation of environmental contaminants. Lunch will be provided. For details contact Veronica Nero (x7443).

Facilities: Despite Construction, Health Services Open for Business

Health Services is still open for business, despite the fencing put up last Friday in preparation for the demolition of Building 25. The usual entrance, where Laurie Westphal of the Disability Management unit is standing in the picture, is obstructed. The new entrance is to the left, near the north end of the building. Health Services will be keeping their normal hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parking in the area will be limited.

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