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Thursday, February 24, 2005
CALENDAR

Today

8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection-Fundamentals
Bldg. 50-201

Noon
Computing Science
Computer Protection Update
Dwayne Ramsey
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Noon
EETD
Electricity Transmission in a Restructured Industry: Data Needs for Public Policy Analysis
Douglas Hale, U. S. Energy Information Administration
Bldg. 90-4133

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
A Massively Parallel Particle-in-Cell Code for the Simulation of Field-Emitter Based Electron Sources
Arno Candel, SLAC
Bldg. 50A-5132

4 p.m.
Physics
Searches for New Physics
Gustaaf Brooijmans, Columbia U.
Bldg. 50A-5132


Tomorrow

8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection-Lab Safety
Bldg. 50-201

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
A Traveling Wave Waveguide Undulator for Short Wavelength FELs and Synchrotron Radiation Sources
Claudio Pellegrini, UCLA
Bldg. 71-264

Noon
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Electronic Coupling in Self Assembled Nanocrstal Systems
Yi Cui, Alivisatos Postdoc
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

CAFETERIA


Morning Editions:
Breakfast Bagel with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Two Eggs, Biscuit & Gravy
Market Carvery: Sweet & Sour Pork with Rice & Salad
Fresh Grille: BBQ Pork Sandwich with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Spaghetti & Meatballs with Side Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Webzine's New Look
Makes its Debut

Lab technology allows researchers to watch stress evolve within faults.

Science Beat, the Lab's research webzine, has been revamped. It now has a new name, Science@Berkeley Lab, and new emphasis on multidisciplinary research. The inaugural issue features stories on the interface between water and solids, imaging seismic faults, and a program that enables the processing of immense quantities of satellite data from the cosmic microwave background. The first installment of the "In Series" section explores the Lab's role in the proposed International Linear Collider. Go here to read these and other stories.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Follow the Rules
When Stack Parking


Because parking on the Hill is limited, Lab policy encourages the use of stack parking for commuter vehicles in designated areas. However, those who park in these areas must follow a couple of important rules: park as close as possible to the stop line, barrier or vehicle in front of you, and display a stack parking card in the front windshield. The card must include name, permit number, location, and Lab telephone number. Stack parking cards are available from the Site Access Office (x4551). Go here to view the complete set of guidelines for stack parking.


New Yoga Class
For Building 937

Employees who work in Building 937 can attend yoga classes, sponsored by the Lab's Yoga Club, in that location starting Wednesday, March 9. They will be held every Wednesday in room 302 from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $12 per class, or $10 when purchased as a set of four. For more information about these classes, contact Alicia Tolibas. Yoga classes will continue to be held on the Hill on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon in Building 70A-3377.

IN MEMORIAM


Distinguished Chemist
Leo Brewer Dies at 85

Brewer in 1961

Leo Brewer, a Manhattan Project alumnus who won the E. O. Lawrence Award in 1961 and headed Berkeley Lab's Inorganic Materials Division from 1961 to 1975, died on Tuesday. He was 85. An investigator at the Lab since 1950, Brewer was an emeritus Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley, where he joined the faculty in 1946 after receiving his Ph.D there. He was a specialist in high-temperature chemistry and received membership in the National Academy of Sciences in 1959. A burial service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette. All are welcome to attend. Brewer had requested that any donations in his honor be made to the Department of Chemistry or to the California Native Plant Society.

WORLD OF SCIENCE


SLAC Plans New
X-Ray Laser


With nearly $400 million in funding from the Department of Energy's Office of Science, the Stanford Linear Acceleration Center is building the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), the first x-ray electron laser of its kind in the world. The LCLS can produce x-rays that are shorter and quicker than pulses from present x-ray sources. This will allow researchers to make more precise observations of molecules. Full story.

POLICY UPDATE

Sexual Harassment
Policy Revised


As of December 14, 2004, the University of California has revised its Policy on Sexual Harassment and has implemented standardized Procedures for Responding to Reports of Sexual Harassment. The policy and the procedures apply to Berkeley Lab and have been incorporated into RPM §§2.01(A)(1)(b) and 2.05(H). Additional information on reporting sexual harassment specific to Berkeley Lab may be found here.

WEATHER
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