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Friday, January 23, 2004


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun Microsystems "SunDay" Event
Perseverance Hall

11 a.m.
ASD Academy’s Scientists for Non-Scientists Series
Judith Campisi, Life Sciences
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Class with Naomi Harwig
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing Seminar
Minimum Redundancy Feature Selection in DNA Gene Expression Classification
Hanchuan Peng, ORNL
Bldg. 50B-4205


Yoga Class with Keith Olson
Bldg. 70A-3377

5:45 p.m.
Physics Oppenheimer Lecture
Quark Confinement and String Theory
Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study
2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

Market Carvery: Baked Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade
Fresh Grille: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Chicken or Pork Burrito
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Physicist Erwin M. Friedlander, an expert in high energy nuclear physics
and statistics and a longtime member of Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Sciences
Division, died on Jan. 22 at Summit Hospital in Oakland, two weeks after
suffering a heart attack. He was 78.

Born in Romania, he came to the United States in 1975. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University before joining Berkeley Lab as a senior scientist in 1977. He retired 1991, but continued his research for the rest of his life. He was a member of the Romanian Academy of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of Germany’s prestigious Humboldt Fellowship (1985).

Friedlander was involved in international collaborations throughout his career, most notably with physicists at the Universities of Frankfurt and Marburg in Germany, where he also taught for many years. In Romania he founded and headed the cosmic rays division of the country’s Atomic Physics Laboratory. He authored more than 250 journal articles.

In 1978 Friedlander was active in a worldwide movement started at Berkeley Lab on behalf of scientists imprisoned in the former Soviet Union (Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov and Sharansky, or SOS.) Prior to his death he finished writing a book about science under communism.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jo Friedlander, and daughter Monica Friedlander. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the American Heart Association. The funeral will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at Oakmont Cemetery in Lafayette.


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