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Friday, May 23, 2003
 
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Today

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics Seminar:Optical Mixing Driven Kinetic Electrostatic Electron Nonlinear (KEEN) Waves, Bedros B. Afeyan, Polymath Research Inc.
Bldg. 71-264

1:00 p.m.
Scientific Computing Seminar: A column pre-ordering strategy for the unsymmetric-pattern multifrontal method, Tim Davis, University of Florida
Building 50A-5132

Monday

Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday

8 a.m.
New Employee Orientation
50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Physics Division RPM: Recent Run II Results at D0, Marumi Kado (Berkeley Lab)
Building 50A, Room 5132

 
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Soup: Boston Clam Chowder
Origins: Flank Steak
Adobe Cafe: Burritos
Fresh Grille: Fish and Chips
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
 
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Microarray Facility
Opens On Campus

The UC Berkeley Molecular and Cell Biology Department has announced the opening of its new Microarray Facility, now available to Berkeley Lab researchers. The genomic expression analysis unit is located in 79 Haas Pavilion and contains the complete Affymetrix GeneChip System plus two analysis workstations. Berkeley Lab researchers will be charged the on-campus rate of $190 per GeneChip for standard array. Contact Hitomi Asahara at array@uclink.berkeley.edu for a consultation. For more information on the facility, go here.
 
 
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Memorial Day Holiday
A reminder that the Laboratory will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.
 
 
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Symposium: 'Nanotech
Beyond the Hype'

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Alumni and friends are invited to attend the inaugural event of the MIT - Stanford - UC Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum, on Thursday, May 29, from 6:30-9:00 p,.m. Speakers will include Paul Alivisatos, MSD director and head of the Molecular Foundry; Steven Chu, co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics; and Meyya Meyyapan, director of the NASA Ames Center for Nanotechnology. The event will be held at the SRI International Building, 333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to colufson@cchem.berkeley.edu.

 
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Goldstein
Study Finds Clues to Fate
Of Sierra Nevada Smog
By Sarah Yang

Most scientists believe that when smog ozone is taken up by the forests of the Sierra Nevada, it is mostly absorbed by trees and plants. But new research at UC Berkeley suggests a large proportion of the ozone is actually transformed by chemical reactions in the air with compounds emitted by the forest. The new findings, published online in April in Geophysical Research Letters, indicate that much of the ozone entering pine forests in the Sierra Nevada could be reacting with natural hydrocarbons emitted by plants. One outcome of this reaction is the formation or growth of aerosols. "We care about aerosols in the atmosphere because they can affect human health and visibility," said Allen Goldstein, Berkeley Lab researcher and associate professor of biogeochemistry at UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources. Goldstein is principal investigator of the study. Full story.

 
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New Conference Rules Cite Approvals, Cost Limits

Effective immediately, Berkeley Lab policy on Laboratory-Hosted Meetings has been changed as follows: additional approvals are now required from Conference Services for meal service and off-site meetings, allowable costs associated with meetings are limited to CONUS rates, and the definition of a Lab-Hosted Meeting has been streamlined. Full text of the policy can be found here.

 
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