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Monday, March 10, 2003
 
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Today

11 a.m. - noon
EHS 535: Hot Work Permit Training

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5:30 p.m.
LECTURE: Friends of Science, Control of Nanocrystal Shape Boosts Efficiency of New Hybrid Solar Cells, Paul Alivisatos, Materials Sciences. Perseverance Hall

5:45 p.m.
SEMINAR: Oppenheimer Lecture in Physics,The Role of Symmetries in Nature, Bruno Zumino, UCB
George Pimentel Hall

Tomorrow

9 a.m.
ESG/SSG MEETING: The New fsec Linac X-Ray Source at the ALS, John Corlett
Building 2, Room 100B

4 p.m.
SEMINAR: Life Sciences Division, TBA, Anthony Bretscher, Cornell University
Building 66 Auditorium

 
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Soup: Chicken Noodle
Origins: Tarragon Chicken
Adobe Cafe: Chile Verde
Fresh Grille: Beef Tacos
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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NERSC Deploys 10-teraflop/s Supercomputer,
Most Powerful Unclassified System in Nation


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The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center, funded by DOE’s Office of Science, put its 10 teraflop/s (10 trillion calculations per second) IBM RS/6000 SP supercomputer into service last week, providing more than 2,000 researchers across the country with the most powerful computer for unclassified research in the United States. The IBM SP supercomputer, which comprises 6,656 processors, entered production a month ahead of schedule, meaning that the system will provide up to 4 million more processor hours of computing time in the current fiscal year. Read the full story here.

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Guy Bear Is New Deputy In Facilities

Facilities Division Director George Reyes has announced the appointment of Guy Bear as Deputy Director of the Facilities Division. Guy has served as interim deputy director since last September, supporting the transition of Facilities from departmental to divisional status and managing the Projects group. His new management duties will focus on budget, human resources and other administrative areas, as well as addressing issues on a division-wide basis.

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Preventing The Fire
Next Time…
By Susan Davis

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Fernandez-Pello at
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...Five years ago, NASA called on Carlos Fernandez-Pello —Lab researcher in Environmental Energy Technologies, as well as director of the NASA-funded Microgravity Combustion Laboratory—to develop a methodology for testing the flammability of the materials used aboard spacecraft and, for the first time, to perform those tests under zero-gravity conditions. What Fernandez-Pello found defines a new set of parameters for fire safety in space. Full story.
 
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Oracle Calendar Offers Major Enhancements

A much-improved central calendaring program with several attractive new user features is now available for download from the Information Technologies and Services Division. The new Oracle Calendar for the Lab’s scheduling system is an upgrade from the Netscape Calendar program and is compatible with it. Enhancements include e-mail meeting reminders, custom color schemes, and multi-window switching. More information can be found here.

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Road Closure

Road N next to Buildings 6 and 37 will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) today through Friday due to construction activities for the Building 6 Southside Expansion project. Traffic to the Building 80 parking lot will be rerouted to Road N1. Parking spaces along Road N1 will be barricaded to allow two-way traffic, and pedestrian traffic will not be allowed through the work area.

 
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