Research Business Models Workshop
Alignment of Funding Mechanisms With Scientific Opportunities
Surface Science and Catalysis Seminar
Is There a Conduction Spectroscopy of Molecules and NanoDevices?
Raphael Levine, UCLA
775 Tan Hall, campus
Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Mechanics of DNA Packing and Ejection in Viruses
Rob Phillips, CIT
3110 Etcheverry Hall, campus
Structural Biology Seminar
Fascination with Integration: Structure and Mechanism
of a Site-specific DNA Recombinase
Thomas Ellenberger, Harvard
100 Lewis Hall
Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics With Single Atoms
Herbert Walther, Max-Planck Institute
1 LeConte Hall, campus
Franklin Covey workshop
New Employee Orientation
EHS 10 – Introduction to EH&S
Pimentel Memorial Lecture
Single Molecule Chemistry
Wilson Ho, UC Irvine
Latimer Hall, Pitzer Auditorium
Markey Carvery: Roasted Cornish Game
Hens with Orange Sauce
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Chicken
Bacon Sandwich Combo
Menutainment: Beef & Broccoli Chow Mein
Dinner: Choice of Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken; Roasted Cornish
Game Hens with Orange Sauce; or Beef & Broccoli Chow Mein.
a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- 7 p.m.
Lab Web Site Gets
A Little Freshening Up
Lab’s home page has received several
upgrades designed to make it more attractive
and user-friendly. Among the new elements
are streamlined links on the left side,
an updated photo collage, faster access
to Lab information sites, and a reworked
news list on the right side. Some new sites,
like those in Public Affairs, have also
been added. A new Operations link –
for one-stop access to Lab resources --
is also planned. Check out the modernized
R&D Editors’ List
team of national laboratory and industrial
researchers that journeyed to Chicago last
week to pick up their R&D 100 award
received a surprise – another special
award. Scientists from three national labs
– Berkeley, Livermore, and Sandia
– and partner Northrup Grumman were
honored for their new tool, the Extreme
Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL) Full-Field
Step-Scan System. It represents a revolutionary
lithography breakthrough that will enable
dramatic improvements in computer chip speed
and memory during the next decade. The EUVL
researchers received one of three “Editor’s
Choice” awards for the most outstanding
achievement among the 100 award winners.
For Lab Fall Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Services and Berkeley Lab are
asking employees to donate a unit of blood during the
Fall Blood Drive next week. Contributions are needed
to help communities be better prepared for seasonal
blood shortages and emergencies. Appointments are being
taken for Nov. 5 (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Nov. 6 (7:30 a.m.-1:30
p.m.) via the BeADonor website here
using company code “LBL”. Walk-in donors
are accepted on a space-available basis, usually best
after 10 a.m. Donors must be in good health, at least
17 years old and 110 pounds. For more information, contact
Charlotte Bochra at 4268.
Task Force Completes
Report on DOE Science
has a 25-page report offered so many important
recommendations about the conduct of federally-supported
science. The just-released final draft report
of a task force of the Secretary of Energy Advisory
Board is must reading for those interested in
the importance of the DOE Office of Science and
physical science research it supports. Public
comment is encouraged. Read the American Institute
of Physics’ summary here;
the full report can be accessed here.
Set for 5 p.m. Today
Lab’s LBLnet Services Group will do some router
maintenance at 5 p.m. this afternoon, resulting in a
loss of connectivity to the Internet from Berkeley Lab.
The outage is expected to last about 15 minutes.
Connectivity within LBLnet will not be affected. For
information concerning this maintenance, call 4559.
Improvements to Begin
first phase of the Building 90 Ventilation Improvements
Project is scheduled to start on Wednesday. Duct sealing
will be done by Carrier Corporation utilizing Aeroseal
technology developed by Berkeley Lab scientist Mark
Modera (see story here).
The impact on occupants of the building should be minimal,
since work will occur in the evenings and on weekends.
Postings throughout the building list scheduled dates
and locations for the work, to be updated daily. For
more information, contact building manager Guy
Kelley (4703) or project supervisor Matt
On Lab Clean-Up Plan
California Department of Toxic Substances Control will
hold a public workshop tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. about the
status of Berkeley Lab’s Resource Conservation
and Recovery Act (RCRA) corrective action process. The
community is invited to review the Lab’s health
and ecology risk assessments and discuss them at the
meeting, set for the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901
Hearst Street. The reports are available in the Building
50 library, as well as the Berkeley City Library. Read
DTSC’s summary here.