Employees are reminded that Open enrollment ends today at midnight. Go here to view current enrollments and make changes. Contact the Benefits Department (x6403) for questions.
It's Not Too Late
To Pledge to SHARES
Berkeley Lab's annual community charitable giving campaign, SHARES, officially closed last Wednesday, but the Payroll Office will continue to accept pledges until this Friday. Go here to request a new donation form, or here to donate online. Thanks to all employees who offered gifts in this year's campaign.
Science Museum Gift
Fair at the Lab
The Lawrence Hall of Science Museum Store will hold a gift fair at the Lab today and tomorrow in the cafeteria lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A free "Science is Sweet Chocolate Coin" will be awarded for purchases over $50.
Cosmic Question: Will
Universe Crunch? Split?
say academic arguments are so vicious because the stakes are
so low, but Andrei Linde and Paul Steinhardt are arguing about
something huge, something truly cosmic: the fate of the universe.
Linde and Steinhardt are two of the premier cosmologists of
America and, as far as we know, of this sector of the Milky
Way galaxy. They study the origin, structure and destiny of
the universe, all the classic 3-in-the-morning dorm-room questions
that threaten to blow your mind. How big is the universe?
Is it infinite or finite, and if it's finite, where's the
edge? How did it begin? What will happen to it? Why does anything
exist at all? Full