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Wednesday, January 21, 2004


Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins

3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminar
Two-dimensional photoelectron
angular distribution from Cu 3d orbitals: Atomic orbital analysis and atomic stereophotography

Fumihiko Matsui, Nara Institute
of Science and Technology
(NAIST), Ikoma, Nara, Japan

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering
Nanoscience and Catalysis: The Effects of Local Composition and
Structure on Catalyst Activity and Selectivity

Professor Alexis Bell, UC
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Aud.


9:30 a.m.
SSG Lecture Series
Atomic Structure and Nanochemistry at Silicon Carbide Surfaces and Interfaces
Patrick Soukiassian, NREL
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
EETD Seminar
Uncertainties in Biological Weapon Effects: Atmospheric Anthrax Releases
Dean Wilkening, Stanford University
Bldg. 90, Room 4133

New Dance Club series: the Hustle
Every Thursday, 4 to 6 weeks.
Bldg. 71-146U

Life Sciences
Beauty is Skin Deep: Stem Cells and their Lineages in the skin
Elaine Fuchs, The Rockefeller University
Bldg 50 Auditorium

2 p.m
Computing Sciences
Nine Good Reasons to Be Ethical at the Lab
Dr. Al Erisman, Seattle Pacific University
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Physics Division Research Progress Meeting
Measurement of B-hadron Masses at CDF II
Andreas Korn, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
Bldg. 50A-5132

Market Carvery: Cheese Tortellini with Choice of 3 Sauces
Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham with Greyer & Artichoke Hearts on Sourdough
Menutainment: Spinach Quiche with Pasta Salad
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu


Carlos Bustamante Wins NAS Biophysics Award

Carlos Bustamante, head of the Physical Biosciences Division’s Advanced Microscopies Department, and a professor of molecular and cell biology, physics, and chemistry at UC Berkeley, has been awarded the Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics by the National Academy of Sciences. Bustamante, who receives a $20,000 prize, was chosen "for his ingenious use of atomic force microscopy and laser tweezers to study the biophysical properties of proteins, DNA, and RNA, one molecule at a time." For more information, go here.


Physicists Split on
Big Bang Experiments
By Keay Davidson

Particle physicists are on the brink of a fabulous new discovery about the birth of the universe. There's just one catch: They're not sure what it is. It could be the same discovery they've sought for two decades -- an eerie entity called the "quark-gluon plasma," the hypothetical mother of all cosmic matter. Or it could be something radically different, something so strange they can't even precisely define it. Full story.


Talk Will Explore 9
Reasons to be Ethical


Dr. Al Erisman has been invited by Computing Sciences to give a talk entitled "Nine Good Reasons to Be Ethical at the Lab," starting at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Building 50 auditorium. Erisman is a professor who teaches business ethics in Seattle, and also is an applied mathematician who formerly managed a staff of 250 researchers at Boeing. He is familiar with both the research environment and the ethical issues confronted by staff working in a large research organization. All Lab employees are invited to attend.

U.S. Bank E-Mail
On Fraud is a Fraud

Clients of the U.S. Bank credit card, which is used at Berkeley Lab, are warned that a small number of cardholders may be the victims of a fraud. They may have received an e-mail suggesting that their U.S. Bank account has been suspended due to fraudulent activity. The e-mail also provides a link to verify the cardholder's identity and to reactivate the card. The message is itself a fraud. Recipients should not reply and should not click on the link. Rather, forward it to No cards have been suspended and all Corporate Cards are secure and remain active. Also, the Lab does not provide U.S. Bank with cardholder e-mail addresses.

New Version of Mimail
Worm Now Spreading

A new version of the Mimail worm, Downloader.Mimail.B, has been spreading on the Internet. This variant sends e-mail messages with the following subject: PAYPAL.COM NEW YEAR OFFER. Each message offers a prize for registering with PayPal and has two attachments, a Zip file and a web site to a download that infects Windows systems. Do not register with personal and financial information, and do not open the attachments.


Mostly sunny.
Highs: mid-50s (13° C).

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SECON level 3

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